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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 86 108 81
Rank change year-on-year +22 -27  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 15 18 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.81% 0.73% 1.86%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.47% 4.21% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 33
Median daily rate £300 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £400 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -44.04% +4.57%  

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 274 428 466
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.80% 17.39% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 257 258
Median daily rate £450 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -34.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Bracknell - 7 £475 -
Reading +14 6 £258 -35.62% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 (80.56%) Skype
2 16 (44.44%) Office 365
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 12 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 10 (27.78%) Windows
5 9 (25.00%) Migration
5 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (22.22%) Cisco
6 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 6 (16.67%) Remedy
7 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (16.67%) VMware
8 5 (13.89%) Presales
8 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (13.89%) Internet
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (13.89%) C
8 5 (13.89%) SQL
8 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
9 4 (11.11%) CCNP
9 4 (11.11%) SLA
9 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
9 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (11.11%) Degree
9 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 4 (11.11%) Computer Science

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (8.33%) Yammer
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (2.78%) CloudFront
5 1 (2.78%) G Suite
5 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (80.56%) Skype
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) DHCP
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) H.323
5 2 (5.56%) SMTP
5 2 (5.56%) VoIP
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.78%) BGP
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.78%) IPsec
6 1 (2.78%) MPLS
6 1 (2.78%) NetScreen
6 1 (2.78%) OSPF
6 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.78%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (11.11%) French Language
1 4 (11.11%) Italian Language
1 4 (11.11%) Spanish Language
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) German Language
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Architect
1 10 (27.78%) Consultant
1 10 (27.78%) Office 365 Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Messaging Support
3 5 (13.89%) Office 365 Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Messaging Technician
4 4 (11.11%) Migration Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Support Technician
4 4 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Office 365 Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 4 (11.11%) Virtual Team
2 3 (8.33%) IVR
2 3 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) Android
3 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) Presales
3 4 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 4 (11.11%) Office Automation
4 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.78%) DevOps
4 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL
4 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
4 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.78%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) C
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (11.11%) CCNP
3 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (8.33%) CCVP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.78%) CCDA
6 1 (2.78%) CISA
6 1 (2.78%) CISM
6 1 (2.78%) CISSP
6 1 (2.78%) MCSE
6 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) Cisco
3 6 (16.67%) Remedy
3 6 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Avaya
4 3 (8.33%) Genesys
4 3 (8.33%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) Mitel
4 3 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.78%) Google
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) Verint
Reading, Berkshire
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