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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 49 57 66
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.67% 0.87% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.51% 4.08% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Median daily rate £425 £385 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £344 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £486 £392
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

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
74 147 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 12.33% 21.34% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 76 101
Median daily rate £358 £385 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £16.14 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Office 365
3 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) Skype
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Private Cloud
5 4 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Big Data
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco

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 10 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
4 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Skype
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (40.00%) CCIE
3 4 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco