Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 100 87
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13 +26
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 48 37 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.85% 1.57% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.72% 6.54% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 13
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.00% -14.97%
10th Percentile £363 £160 £292
90th Percentile £538 £488 £448
South East median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +328.57% +27.27%
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £24.33
% change year-on-year +15.38% -46.56% +52.05%

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 326 566 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 19.37% 23.98% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 231 161
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £245 £290 £225
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 8
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.77 £27.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.88% +80.00% -7.06%
10th Percentile £14.85 £17.19 £13.10
90th Percentile £36.42 £57.10 £34.58
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +40.26% -15.56% +28.57%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +36 43 £400 -11.11% 2
High Wycombe +2 4 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 37 (77.08%) MS Exchange
2 35 (72.92%) PowerShell
3 33 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 33 (68.75%) ITIL
4 28 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 26 (54.17%) Windows
5 26 (54.17%) Office 365
6 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
7 23 (47.92%) Skype
8 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
8 21 (43.75%) DV Cleared
9 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (39.58%) Change Management
11 17 (35.42%) OneDrive
12 16 (33.33%) Presales
12 16 (33.33%) Mentoring
12 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
13 15 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (29.17%) Migration
14 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 14 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
15 13 (27.08%) Service Management
16 12 (25.00%) Firewall
17 11 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
17 11 (22.92%) Power BI
17 11 (22.92%) Azure Active Directory

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 37 (77.08%) MS Exchange
2 28 (58.33%) SharePoint
3 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (31.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (4.17%) IIS
8 1 (2.08%) GroupWise
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (54.17%) Office 365
2 17 (35.42%) OneDrive
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (22.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (8.33%) IaaS
6 1 (2.08%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (47.92%) Skype
2 12 (25.00%) Firewall
3 6 (12.50%) WAN
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 5 (10.42%) Unified Communications
4 5 (10.42%) VPN
4 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.25%) DNS
5 3 (6.25%) Wireless
6 2 (4.17%) DHCP
6 2 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Power BI
2 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 10 (20.83%) SharePoint Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) SharePoint Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.33%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Support Specialist
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Site Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Messaging Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) ADSI
1 2 (4.17%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.42%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.25%) Linux
5 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) ITIL
2 19 (39.58%) Change Management
3 16 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 16 (33.33%) Presales
4 14 (29.17%) Migration
4 14 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (27.08%) Service Management
6 11 (22.92%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (18.75%) ITIL V3
7 9 (18.75%) ITSM
8 5 (10.42%) Change Control
8 5 (10.42%) CRM
8 5 (10.42%) IT Strategy
8 5 (10.42%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (8.33%) Break/Fix
9 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (6.25%) Coaching
10 3 (6.25%) Commercial Awareness
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 35 (72.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) DV Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) OVSD
3 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Citrix
2 9 (18.75%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) NetApp
5 3 (6.25%) Lumension
6 2 (4.17%) Google
6 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.08%) Altiris
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.08%) SkyKick