Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 24 May 2018 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 98 91
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7 +24
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 37 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.78% 1.23% 1.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.64% 7.08% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 20
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.65% - +53.43%
10th Percentile £350 £293 £252
90th Percentile £518 £560 £467
South East median daily rate £375 £367 £415
% change year-on-year +2.32% -11.69% +14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.64% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year +41.67% +4.35% -34.29%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 428 339 354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.58% 17.35% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 160 194
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £331 £215 £288
90th Percentile £553 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £430 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £31.00 £14.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.17% -9.23% -41.96%
10th Percentile £19.10 £13.48 £13.18
90th Percentile £44.50 £26.43 £17.86
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -7.89%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Buckinghamshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +12 35 £363 -14.65% 1
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 31 (83.78%) ITIL
2 28 (75.68%) Security Cleared
3 27 (72.97%) MS Exchange
4 25 (67.57%) Change Management
5 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
6 22 (59.46%) PowerShell
6 22 (59.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (59.46%) Office 365
6 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
7 20 (54.05%) DV Cleared
8 19 (51.35%) Windows
9 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (43.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (35.14%) ITIL V3
12 13 (35.14%) VMware
13 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (29.73%) Skype
14 10 (27.03%) Presales
14 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
14 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
15 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
15 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
16 8 (21.62%) Service Management
16 8 (21.62%) Citrix
16 8 (21.62%) Linux

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 27 (72.97%) MS Exchange
2 22 (59.46%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (59.46%) SharePoint
3 17 (45.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (43.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (59.46%) Office 365
2 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) Skype
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
1 9 (24.32%) SharePoint Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
3 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (8.11%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Specialist
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (5.41%) CMDB
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (21.62%) Linux
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
8 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.70%) Android
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) ITIL
2 25 (67.57%) Change Management
3 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (35.14%) ITIL V3
5 10 (27.03%) Mentoring
5 10 (27.03%) Presales
6 9 (24.32%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (21.62%) Service Management
8 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
9 6 (16.22%) ITSM
10 5 (13.51%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (10.81%) Virtual Environments
12 3 (8.11%) Migration
13 2 (5.41%) Compatibility Testing
13 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
13 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
13 2 (5.41%) TOGAF
14 1 (2.70%) Agile Project Management
14 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 1 (2.70%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 22 (59.46%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (75.68%) Security Cleared
2 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
3 20 (54.05%) DV Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (13.51%) MCP
5 5 (13.51%) MCSE
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (8.11%) CCA
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.70%) MCITP
9 1 (2.70%) MCSA
9 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (24.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.70%) OVSD
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) VMware
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 7 (18.92%) NetApp
5 4 (10.81%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) HP
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.70%) Apple
8 1 (2.70%) F5
8 1 (2.70%) Juniper