The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 53 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.16% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.64% 5.92% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Median daily rate £428 £314 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £250 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £420 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
Skype for Business
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
141 152 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.26% 18.67% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 97 65
Median daily rate £425 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 £16.14 £15.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.51% +3.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Milton Keynes region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Milton Keynes region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 16 (94.12%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) DNS
4 11 (64.71%) Project Management
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco
5 9 (52.94%) Oracle
5 9 (52.94%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) Migration
6 8 (47.06%) VMware
6 8 (47.06%) Blue Coat
6 8 (47.06%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (47.06%) IronPort
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
6 8 (47.06%) Windows
6 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
6 8 (47.06%) B2B
6 8 (47.06%) SSL
6 8 (47.06%) FTP
6 8 (47.06%) VPN
6 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 8 (47.06%) SAN
6 8 (47.06%) CommVault
6 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
6 8 (47.06%) Internet
6 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (47.06%) ProjectWise
6 8 (47.06%) F5
6 8 (47.06%) NetScaler
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) ProjectWise
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (47.06%) FTP
2 8 (47.06%) Internet
2 8 (47.06%) NetScaler
2 8 (47.06%) Reverse Proxy
2 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 8 (47.06%) SSL
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) Skype
5 1 (5.88%) Softphone
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (52.94%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (17.65%) Electronics
3 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 3 (17.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Server Specialist
1 8 (47.06%) Wintel Server Specialist
1 8 (47.06%) Wintel Specialist
2 7 (41.18%) SAN Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Active Directory Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Exchange Specialist
3 6 (35.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (35.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 5 (29.41%) SAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) LAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) LAN Specialist
5 4 (23.53%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (23.53%) WAN Specialist
6 3 (17.65%) VMware Specialist
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Project Management
2 8 (47.06%) B2B
2 8 (47.06%) Cybersecurity
2 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
3 7 (41.18%) Data Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) MCSE
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
1 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (35.29%) XenApp
3 4 (23.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Citrix
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 9 (52.94%) Oracle
4 8 (47.06%) Blue Coat
4 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 8 (47.06%) CommVault
4 8 (47.06%) F5
4 8 (47.06%) IronPort
4 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) EMC
5 6 (35.29%) NetApp
6 4 (23.53%) 3PAR
6 4 (23.53%) HP
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
8 1 (5.88%) Avaya