Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 2.00% 1.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.02% 8.96% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 18
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.19% -14.59% +2.41%
10th Percentile £370 £328 £294
90th Percentile £650 £523 £558
South East median daily rate £429 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +14.40% +3.45% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £60.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.00% +336.36% -
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £16.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year -22.39% +39.58% +0.17%

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 266 480 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 17.71% 22.33% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 228 144
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +15.63% -
10th Percentile £192 £311 £211
90th Percentile £556 £558 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £26.65 £27.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.30% +92.86% -13.55%
10th Percentile £13.70 £22.00 £13.40
90th Percentile £43.51 £60.00 £15.40
South East median hourly rate £15.80 £20.00 £19.63
% change year-on-year -21.00% +1.91% +10.44%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +1 13 £400 +6.95%
High Wycombe -2 3 - -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Office 365
3 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
4 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (43.75%) Change Management
5 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
5 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (37.50%) SCCM
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
6 6 (37.50%) Presales
6 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (31.25%) IT Strategy
7 5 (31.25%) Public Cloud
7 5 (31.25%) Skype
7 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
7 5 (31.25%) Unified Communications
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (25.00%) VPN

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 10 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
3 4 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (18.75%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (18.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.25%) GroupWise
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Office 365
2 5 (31.25%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) Skype
2 5 (31.25%) Unified Communications
2 5 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) Wireless
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Solutions Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Network Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Site Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration Lead
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Change Management
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 6 (37.50%) Presales
3 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (31.25%) IT Strategy
4 5 (31.25%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Break/Fix
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (18.75%) Service Management
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (43.75%) DV Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Google