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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 64 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 15 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.48% 1.28% 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.58% 6.19% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 10
Median daily rate £488 £415 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.46% +12.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £168 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £442 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 228 194 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.55% 20.70% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 116 111
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.16% -41.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -13 8 £525 +23.52% 1
Marlow 0 1 £305 +82.08%
High Wycombe - 1 £550 - 1
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
4 15 (55.56%) ITIL
4 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (48.15%) SharePoint
6 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 12 (44.44%) Office 365
6 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 12 (44.44%) VMware
7 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
7 11 (40.74%) Citrix
7 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (40.74%) MCSE
7 11 (40.74%) SQL
8 10 (37.04%) Change Management
8 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (33.33%) Service Management
9 9 (33.33%) Linux
10 8 (29.63%) Unix
10 8 (29.63%) MCP
10 8 (29.63%) HP
10 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (29.63%) ServiceNow
10 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
10 8 (29.63%) VMware Workstation
10 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3

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 16 (59.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (48.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (18.52%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Business One
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
2 2 (7.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) BIG-IP
2 6 (22.22%) Skype
3 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Messaging Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Messaging Support
5 1 (3.70%) NetBackup Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Manager
5 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) ADO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (29.63%) Unix
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Android
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 10 (37.04%) Change Management
3 9 (33.33%) Service Management
4 8 (29.63%) ITIL V3
4 8 (29.63%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 7 (25.93%) ITSM
6 5 (18.52%) Mentoring
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) Migration
8 3 (11.11%) Presales
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) CRM
9 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 2 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VB
2 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) MCSE
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (29.63%) MCP
4 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.41%) GSAE
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.70%) PMP
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 8 (29.63%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 12 (44.44%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Citrix
3 8 (29.63%) HP
3 8 (29.63%) ServiceNow
4 7 (25.93%) F5
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
7 3 (11.11%) SAP
8 2 (7.41%) Adobe
8 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
8 2 (7.41%) Lotus
9 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.70%) AppSense
9 1 (3.70%) CommVault
9 1 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (3.70%) Genesys
9 1 (3.70%) McAfee
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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