Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 109 89
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 26 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.36% 1.18% 1.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.95% 5.58% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 19
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £350 £306 £292
90th Percentile £504 £560 £454
South East median daily rate £365 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -8.75% - +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.00
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £12.75 £21.16
% change year-on-year +33.33% -39.73% +22.66%

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 374 466 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.55% 21.08% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 190 209
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £438 £410 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.71% -1.20% +14.88%
10th Percentile £320 £312 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £22.25 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.60% +47.11% -40.69%
10th Percentile £14.85 £13.68 £13.70
90th Percentile £45.25 £31.00 £34.03
South East median hourly rate £22.35 £17.49 £19.72
% change year-on-year +27.77% -11.30% -1.41%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +15 24 £363 -19.44%
High Wycombe -3 2 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 21 (80.77%) MS Exchange
2 21 (80.77%) PowerShell
3 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
4 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (61.54%) DV Cleared
5 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (61.54%) SharePoint
6 14 (53.85%) Office 365
7 13 (50.00%) Windows
7 13 (50.00%) Change Management
8 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (42.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
11 8 (30.77%) Service Management
11 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
12 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
12 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
12 7 (26.92%) Presales
12 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
13 6 (23.08%) Skype
13 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
13 6 (23.08%) HP
13 6 (23.08%) ITSM
14 5 (19.23%) VMware
14 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
14 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V

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 21 (80.77%) MS Exchange
2 16 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (61.54%) SharePoint
3 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (42.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Skype
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) SharePoint Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 4 (15.38%) Support Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Communications Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Site Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Support
6 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Unix
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) ITIL
2 13 (50.00%) Change Management
3 10 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL V3
4 8 (30.77%) Service Management
5 7 (26.92%) Mentoring
5 7 (26.92%) Presales
6 6 (23.08%) ITSM
7 5 (19.23%) Change Control
7 5 (19.23%) CRM
8 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (15.38%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (11.54%) Critical Thinking
9 3 (11.54%) Migration
9 3 (11.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.69%) Break/Fix
10 2 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (80.77%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) SC Cleared
3 16 (61.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) OVSD
2 3 (11.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) HP
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) NetApp
4 4 (15.38%) Symantec
5 3 (11.54%) Lumension
6 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) F5