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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 72 88
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.16% 0.58% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.74% 3.24% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Median daily rate £394 £428 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £425 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £462 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -35.61% -9.15%  

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 155 185 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.03% 17.77% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 98 104
Median daily rate £363 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.84% +0.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.25 £15.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.00 £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -6 8 £363 -15.20%
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Marlow - 1 £600 -
Skype for Business
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
6 12 (48.00%) Cisco
6 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (44.00%) VMware
7 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
8 10 (40.00%) LAN
8 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
8 10 (40.00%) Skype
9 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (36.00%) ITIL
9 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (32.00%) WAN
10 8 (32.00%) HP
10 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
11 7 (28.00%) Office 365
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
11 7 (28.00%) Symantec
12 6 (24.00%) Change 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 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (48.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (24.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) LAN
1 10 (40.00%) Skype
2 8 (32.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
4 5 (20.00%) SAN
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (16.00%) DHCP
5 4 (16.00%) SMTP
6 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (8.00%) Firewall
7 2 (8.00%) VPN
8 1 (4.00%) Internet
8 1 (4.00%) Network Security
8 1 (4.00%) VoIP
8 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Active Directory Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) NetBackup Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Communications Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Administrator
4 2 (8.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.00%) Messaging Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) ADO
2 2 (8.00%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (16.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.00%) Replication
5 1 (4.00%) CMDB
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (24.00%) Android
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) Unix
9 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (24.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) Analytics
4 4 (16.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (16.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (16.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (16.00%) Service Management
4 4 (16.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) ITSM
5 3 (12.00%) Presales
5 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (4.00%) Email Filtering
7 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) VB
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (16.00%) CCIE
4 4 (16.00%) CCNP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (16.00%) MCSA
5 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (12.00%) MCP
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
2 4 (16.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (16.00%) WSUS
3 1 (4.00%) EdgeSight
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Symantec
6 4 (16.00%) Citrix
6 4 (16.00%) MobileIron
6 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (12.00%) F5
8 2 (8.00%) Adobe
8 2 (8.00%) Lotus
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
9 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (4.00%) AppSense
9 1 (4.00%) CommVault
9 1 (4.00%) EMC
9 1 (4.00%) Genesys
9 1 (4.00%) Meraki
9 1 (4.00%) NetApp
9 1 (4.00%) Remedy