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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 45 54 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.68% 1.71% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.94% 10.46% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Median daily rate £463 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £145 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £442 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
Skype for Business
Berkshire

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
124 153 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.80% 16.40% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 94 86
Median daily rate £425 £440 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% +25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.49% -15.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Reading region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 29 (90.63%) Skype
2 27 (84.38%) Office 365
3 24 (75.00%) SharePoint
4 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (62.50%) Project Management
6 10 (31.25%) Spanish Language
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 4 (12.50%) SCCM
10 3 (9.38%) Performance Optimisation
10 3 (9.38%) OneDrive
10 3 (9.38%) DNS
10 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (6.25%) Migration
11 2 (6.25%) VMware
11 2 (6.25%) Internet
11 2 (6.25%) ITIL
11 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
11 2 (6.25%) PSTN
11 2 (6.25%) SMTP
11 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (6.25%) BYOD
11 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
11 2 (6.25%) High Availability
11 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development

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 24 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (84.38%) Office 365
2 22 (68.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) IaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (90.63%) Skype
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) PSTN
3 2 (6.25%) SMTP
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) H.323
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (3.13%) IPX
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) PBX
4 1 (3.13%) POP3
4 1 (3.13%) RTP
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) EDRMS
1 1 (3.13%) Power BI
General
1 10 (31.25%) Spanish Language
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Onboarding Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Onboarding Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.25%) BYOD
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Project Management
2 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.38%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) High Availability
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security
4 1 (3.13%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Presales
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Records Management
4 1 (3.13%) Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) CCENT
1 1 (3.13%) CCNA
1 1 (3.13%) CCNP
1 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) MCITP
1 1 (3.13%) MCTS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) Lotus
3 1 (3.13%) Lumension
3 1 (3.13%) Mitel
3 1 (3.13%) Polycom
3 1 (3.13%) Wyse