Period
to 22 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 22 July 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 102 77
Rank change year-on-year +25 -25 +23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 30 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.97% 0.70% 1.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.85% 3.68% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 15
Milton Keynes median daily rate £363 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +16.28% +16.22%
10th Percentile £348 £443 £402
90th Percentile £501 £550 £459
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -27.50% +17.65% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +23.64% -1.79% +16.67%

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 339 299 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 22.29% 18.98% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 138 154
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.01% +0.47% +20.71%
10th Percentile £332 £313 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £546
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £408 £418
% change year-on-year +10.43% -2.40% +19.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.85 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +1.64% -5.51%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.64% -41.35%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 27 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 26 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (86.67%) MS Exchange
3 25 (83.33%) ITIL
4 22 (73.33%) SharePoint
4 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
5 21 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (66.67%) DV Cleared
6 20 (66.67%) Office 365
7 18 (60.00%) Change Management
8 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (53.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (43.33%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (40.00%) Windows
11 10 (33.33%) Presales
11 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
12 9 (30.00%) ITIL V3
13 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
13 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
14 7 (23.33%) Service Management
14 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
15 6 (20.00%) Skype
15 6 (20.00%) HP
15 6 (20.00%) Linux
15 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
15 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 6 (20.00%) ITSM
15 6 (20.00%) VMware

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 26 (86.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (73.33%) SharePoint
3 21 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (53.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) SharePoint Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 4 (13.33%) Support Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Communications Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Administrator
6 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Unix
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) ITIL
2 18 (60.00%) Change Management
3 13 (43.33%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 10 (33.33%) Presales
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL V3
6 7 (23.33%) Service Management
7 6 (20.00%) ITSM
8 5 (16.67%) Change Control
8 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 4 (13.33%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
9 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
10 3 (10.00%) Migration
10 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 22 (73.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.00%) MCP
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
6 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) OVSD
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) NetApp
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) Lumension
6 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) F5