Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 108 129
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -27
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 28 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 1.49% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.68% 9.08% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 25
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +12.59% -25.00%
10th Percentile £130 £112 £152
90th Percentile £652 £494 £448
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £45.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.22% +205.08% +9.26%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £14.63
90th Percentile £13.75 £47.25 £14.88
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £24.33 £17.25
% change year-on-year -46.56% +41.05% +20.78%

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 598 705 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 14.67% 16.45% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 359 434
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 16
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.47% -12.82% +11.43%
10th Percentile £11.05 £12.03 £13.63
90th Percentile £38.00 £55.04 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £19.34 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.04% +21.62% +13.57%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Berkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -19 14 £400 -13.51% 1
Slough +12 3 - - 1
Newbury - 2 £658 -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (82.14%) Skype
2 21 (75.00%) Windows
3 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) SCCM
6 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 10 (35.71%) Office 365
6 10 (35.71%) Citrix
7 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
7 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 5 (17.86%) SUSE
8 5 (17.86%) VMware
8 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
8 5 (17.86%) Linux
8 5 (17.86%) HP
8 5 (17.86%) Cisco
8 5 (17.86%) VPN
8 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
8 5 (17.86%) Mac OS
8 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
9 4 (14.29%) AirWatch
9 4 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.29%) Symantec
9 4 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) OneDrive
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) Skype
2 5 (17.86%) VPN
3 3 (10.71%) SMS
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.57%) CTI
5 1 (3.57%) DHCP
5 1 (3.57%) DNS
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) H.323
5 1 (3.57%) PBX
5 1 (3.57%) PSTN
5 1 (3.57%) QSIG
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) SCCP
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
3 4 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (7.14%) Software Designer
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (10.71%) CESG
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.57%) IVR
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Mac OS
3 5 (17.86%) SUSE
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Android
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (10.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (10.71%) Disk Encryption
3 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Presales
3 3 (10.71%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) BDD
4 2 (7.14%) High Availability
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.14%) Software Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Records Management
5 1 (3.57%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
3 3 (10.71%) BitLocker
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 4 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (10.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
3 5 (17.86%) HP
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) Altiris
5 3 (10.71%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.57%) Acme Packet
6 1 (3.57%) Avaya
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) Lumension
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Meridio
6 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sonus