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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 102 92
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 19 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.04% 0.93% 0.97%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.42% 5.66% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 16
Median daily rate £331 £319 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.92% -26.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £226 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £463 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -22.03%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 256 389 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 13.96% 16.46% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 206 161
Median daily rate £368 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -62.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +20 15 £338 -27.02% 2
Bracknell +6 2 - -
Slough +6 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 29 (85.29%) Skype
2 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
3 18 (52.94%) Windows
4 12 (35.29%) MS Exchange
4 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) Cisco
6 9 (26.47%) Office 365
7 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
8 7 (20.59%) LAN
8 7 (20.59%) DHCP
8 7 (20.59%) DNS
8 7 (20.59%) VMware
8 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (20.59%) AirWatch
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
9 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.65%) Symantec
10 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (14.71%) SMTP
10 5 (14.71%) VB
10 5 (14.71%) WSUS
10 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (14.71%) Cisco IOS

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 12 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Yammer
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (2.94%) CloudFront
4 1 (2.94%) G Suite
4 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) Skype
2 7 (20.59%) DHCP
2 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 7 (20.59%) LAN
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (14.71%) SMTP
4 4 (11.76%) VPN
5 3 (8.82%) Firewall
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.94%) IPsec
7 1 (2.94%) PBX
7 1 (2.94%) SMS
7 1 (2.94%) SSL
7 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.94%) WAAS
7 1 (2.94%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Ant
1 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.88%) Maven
1 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) German Language
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Messaging Support
3 4 (11.76%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Software Designer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Support
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) Messaging Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) OAuth
2 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (14.71%) Android
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) CentOS
6 2 (5.88%) Debian
6 2 (5.88%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 5 (14.71%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (11.76%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.88%) Office Automation
5 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.88%) Presales
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Code Coverage
6 1 (2.94%) ERP
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL
6 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.71%) VB
3 4 (11.76%) C
4 3 (8.82%) SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CCDA
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) CCVP
5 1 (2.94%) CISA
5 1 (2.94%) CISM
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSE
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) AirWatch
2 5 (14.71%) NetBackup
2 5 (14.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (14.71%) WSUS
3 3 (8.82%) Puppet
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.94%) Ansible
5 1 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Symantec
5 5 (14.71%) MobileIron
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Remedy
7 2 (5.88%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (2.94%) Lumension
8 1 (2.94%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Meridio
8 1 (2.94%) Nortel
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.94%) Varonis