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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 28 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.26% - 1.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.64% - 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £475 - £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 44 54 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 16.60% 19.78% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 31
Median daily rate £500 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.04% +4.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -8.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Bracknell

Skype for Business
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 27 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 11 (100.00%) Skype
2 6 (54.55%) Remedy
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Office 365
4 4 (36.36%) Office Automation
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) SLA
4 4 (36.36%) Internet
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (9.09%) Presales
7 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (9.09%) MS Office

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Messaging Support
2 5 (45.45%) Architect
2 5 (45.45%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Messaging Technician
3 4 (36.36%) Support Technician
4 3 (27.27%) Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Migration Architect
4 3 (27.27%) Migration Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365 Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 3 (27.27%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Architect
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Support
5 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Office Automation
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) Presales
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft