The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 29 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)
Berkshire > Bracknell
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 34 29
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 0.87% 1.09% 0.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.45% 3.66% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Bracknell median daily rate - £350 -
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £350 £433
% change year-on-year -3.57% -19.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Bracknell median hourly rate - £11.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.03%  
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.04% -22.03%  

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 Bracknell with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31 82 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 13.48% 29.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 18
Bracknell median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
10th Percentile £269 £195 £174
90th Percentile £600 £538 £436
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 1
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -15.25%  
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -35.89%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Remedy
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Presales
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Messaging Support
2 2 (28.57%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Support
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Office Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Remedy