Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 84 113
Rank change year-on-year -8 +29 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 39 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.76% 1.41% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.34% 8.99% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 22 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £340 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -4.23% +1.43%
10th Percentile £303 £291 £199
90th Percentile £516 £520 £449
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £13.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +336.36% +37.50% -
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £10.73
% change year-on-year +37.50% +11.84% -38.69%

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 531 278 434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.96% 15.69% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 149 203
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £445 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £293 £247 £251
90th Percentile £539 £550 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 19
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.75 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.36% -14.81% +0.88%
10th Percentile £21.47 £13.33 £9.80
90th Percentile £60.00 £13.98 £27.30
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +21.62% +12.12%

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 February 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 February 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 +5 36 £363 -14.71% 3
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 33 (84.62%) ITIL
2 31 (79.49%) MS Exchange
3 30 (76.92%) Change Management
3 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
4 29 (74.36%) Office 365
5 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
6 26 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
7 23 (58.97%) Windows
8 22 (56.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (53.85%) SharePoint
10 17 (43.59%) DV Cleared
11 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
12 14 (35.90%) VMware
12 14 (35.90%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (30.77%) ITIL V3
13 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
13 12 (30.77%) Presales
13 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
14 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (28.21%) Skype
14 11 (28.21%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (23.08%) Citrix
15 9 (23.08%) Linux
15 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
16 8 (20.51%) Service Management

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 31 (79.49%) MS Exchange
2 26 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (56.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (53.85%) SharePoint
5 14 (35.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (12.82%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (74.36%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) Skype
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) SharePoint Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Communications Specialist
4 4 (10.26%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Messaging Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.13%) CMDB
4 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.13%) Android
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Unix
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) ITIL
2 30 (76.92%) Change Management
3 12 (30.77%) ITIL V3
3 12 (30.77%) Mentoring
3 12 (30.77%) Presales
4 11 (28.21%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (20.51%) Service Management
6 7 (17.95%) ITSM
6 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.82%) Network Virtualisation
8 4 (10.26%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (7.69%) Migration
10 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 2 (5.13%) Disk Encryption
10 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Management
11 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
11 1 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 23 (58.97%) SC Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) DV Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.95%) MCP
6 6 (15.38%) MCSE
7 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (7.69%) CCA
9 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.56%) MCITP
10 1 (2.56%) MCSA
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) XenApp
6 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
2 3 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 14 (35.90%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) NetApp
5 5 (12.82%) Symantec
6 4 (10.26%) HP
7 3 (7.69%) F5
7 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.13%) Apple
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco
8 2 (5.13%) Computacenter
8 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
9 1 (2.56%) Juniper