Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 99 109
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 38 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.60% 0.69% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.75% 3.80% 4.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 11
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £174 £291 £183
90th Percentile £499 £450 £407
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +328.57% +27.27% -
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £21.16 £17.25
% change year-on-year -38.55% +22.66% +20.78%

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 563 316 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 23.78% 18.16% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 165 247
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £290 £235 £213
90th Percentile £525 £535 £538
South East median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.50% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 19
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -7.06% -
10th Percentile £17.73 £13.10 £9.00
90th Percentile £54.20 £34.58 £27.30
South East median hourly rate £19.32 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.14% +21.62% +12.91%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 27 £450 -
High Wycombe - 2 £325 -
Marlow -1 1 £305 -4.31%
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 30 (78.95%) Office 365
2 22 (57.89%) Skype
3 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
3 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 18 (47.37%) Windows
4 18 (47.37%) MS Exchange
4 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
4 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (44.74%) ITIL
6 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
7 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
7 14 (36.84%) Change Management
8 13 (34.21%) Migration
9 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
11 8 (21.05%) VMware
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
12 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
12 7 (18.42%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (15.79%) Presales
13 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (15.79%) Unified Communications
13 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
13 6 (15.79%) Symantec
13 6 (15.79%) MCP
13 6 (15.79%) MCSE

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 18 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
3 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (13.16%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 30 (78.95%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) OneDrive
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.26%) Yammer
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) Skype
2 6 (15.79%) Unified Communications
3 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) VoIP
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Electronics
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (10.53%) Communications Specialist
2 4 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Business Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Lync Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Designer
4 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.63%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
4 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Android
6 2 (5.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.63%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 14 (36.84%) Change Management
3 13 (34.21%) Migration
4 7 (18.42%) Collaborative Working
4 7 (18.42%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.79%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (15.79%) Presales
6 5 (13.16%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (10.53%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 4 (10.53%) Project Management
7 4 (10.53%) Service Management
7 4 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) ITSM
8 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
9 2 (5.26%) Disk Encryption
9 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (47.37%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) VBScript
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (55.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (42.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.42%) DV Cleared
4 6 (15.79%) MCP
4 6 (15.79%) MCSE
4 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.26%) A+ Certification
5 2 (5.26%) GSAE
6 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) XenApp
4 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.53%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
6 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.63%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.63%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) Symantec
4 5 (13.16%) Computacenter
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Apple
6 3 (7.89%) AppSense
6 3 (7.89%) F5
6 3 (7.89%) NetApp
6 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.26%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.63%) Altiris
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.63%) McAfee
8 1 (2.63%) Meraki
8 1 (2.63%) SAP