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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 54 63 38
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.88% 0.75% 4.08%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.73% 5.07% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 31
Median daily rate £300 £400 £545
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -26.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £360 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £424 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
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
110 138 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.75% 14.71% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 87 107
Median daily rate £400 £400 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £24.30 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.39%

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
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 10 December 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 36 (83.72%) SharePoint
1 36 (83.72%) Skype
2 34 (79.07%) Office 365
3 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 15 (34.88%) Spanish Language
4 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (32.56%) Project Management
6 11 (25.58%) Yammer
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.95%) C
9 6 (13.95%) Identity Management
9 6 (13.95%) Degree
9 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
9 6 (13.95%) Presales
9 6 (13.95%) Virtual Team
10 5 (11.63%) French Language
10 5 (11.63%) Italian Language
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco
11 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
12 3 (6.98%) Mitel
12 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
12 3 (6.98%) Private Cloud
12 3 (6.98%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (6.98%) Avaya
12 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
12 3 (6.98%) CCNP
12 3 (6.98%) Windows
12 3 (6.98%) CCVP

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 36 (83.72%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 34 (79.07%) Office 365
2 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (25.58%) Yammer
4 2 (4.65%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (83.72%) Skype
2 2 (4.65%) H.323
2 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.65%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) BGP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) FTP
3 1 (2.33%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) MPLS
3 1 (2.33%) NetScreen
3 1 (2.33%) OSPF
3 1 (2.33%) SMTP
3 1 (2.33%) SNMP
3 1 (2.33%) SSL
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
3 1 (2.33%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) EDRMS
1 1 (2.33%) Power BI
General
1 15 (34.88%) Spanish Language
2 5 (11.63%) French Language
2 5 (11.63%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Onboarding Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Architect
2 6 (13.95%) Office 365 Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Office 365 Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Manager
4 3 (6.98%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Incident Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
1 6 (13.95%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.98%) IVR
2 3 (6.98%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) PMI
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (32.56%) Project Management
2 6 (13.95%) Identity Management
2 6 (13.95%) Presales
3 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.33%) Data Management
4 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.33%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.33%) Information Security
4 1 (2.33%) Information Security Management
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL
4 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.33%) Records Management
4 1 (2.33%) Security Management
4 1 (2.33%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.33%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) C
2 2 (4.65%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCNP
3 3 (6.98%) CCNP Voice
3 3 (6.98%) CCVP
3 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) CCDA
4 1 (2.33%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco
3 3 (6.98%) Avaya
3 3 (6.98%) Mitel
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Genesys
5 1 (2.33%) Juniper
5 1 (2.33%) Lumension
5 1 (2.33%) Verint
5 1 (2.33%) Wyse