The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 59 74 50
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.70% 0.60% 2.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.17% 3.00% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £279 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.31% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £400 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £450 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
120 200 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.88% 19.84% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 132 96
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.41% +30.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £16.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.46 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading 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 Reading

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 Reading region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 12 (66.67%) Skype
2 10 (55.56%) Office 365
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (27.78%) Italian Language
5 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Degree
5 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
5 5 (27.78%) French Language
5 5 (27.78%) Presales
5 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (22.22%) Yammer
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (22.22%) C
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (16.67%) Avaya
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP
7 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) CCVP
7 3 (16.67%) IVR
7 3 (16.67%) Mitel
7 3 (16.67%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (11.11%) H.323
8 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
8 2 (11.11%) SQL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 12 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) Skype
2 2 (11.11%) H.323
2 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) NetScreen
3 1 (5.56%) OSPF
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) SNMP
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) WLAN
General
1 5 (27.78%) French Language
1 5 (27.78%) Italian Language
1 5 (27.78%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.56%) German Language
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365 Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365 Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya Voice Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel Voice Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Computer Science
1 5 (27.78%) Virtual Team
2 3 (16.67%) IVR
2 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
1 5 (27.78%) Presales
2 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (5.56%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP Voice
3 3 (16.67%) CCVP
3 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) CCDA
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Avaya
3 3 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Genesys
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Verint
4 1 (5.56%) VMware