Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 77 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 34 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.06% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.29% 6.10% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £414 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +15.65% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £343 £188
90th Percentile £523 £495 £485
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £401 £325 £360
% change year-on-year +23.31% -9.72% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 - £10.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 - £11.00

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 410 164 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.83% 13.51% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 99 168
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% +16.28%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £261
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -7.06% +4.84%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +80.00% -7.06% +0.44%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared
2 24 (70.59%) Office 365
3 23 (67.65%) ITIL
4 21 (61.76%) Windows
4 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
5 20 (58.82%) Change Management
6 19 (55.88%) MS Exchange
6 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
7 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
7 16 (47.06%) Skype
8 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
9 13 (38.24%) VMware
10 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
11 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (29.41%) ITIL V3
13 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (26.47%) Citrix
13 9 (26.47%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
14 8 (23.53%) Migration
15 7 (20.59%) Linux
15 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
16 6 (17.65%) Presales
16 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
16 6 (17.65%) NetApp

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 19 (55.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (35.29%) SharePoint
4 11 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (14.71%) Office Communications Server
5 5 (14.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (70.59%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.94%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) Skype
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) Unified Communications
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
4 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
5 1 (2.94%) DNS
5 1 (2.94%) Intranet
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MSI
General
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 5 (14.71%) Team Leader
3 4 (11.76%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Communications Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Lync Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Business Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Mac Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (5.88%) CMDB
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Linux
2 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (67.65%) ITIL
2 20 (58.82%) Change Management
3 10 (29.41%) ITIL V3
4 9 (26.47%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 8 (23.53%) Migration
6 6 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (17.65%) ITSM
6 6 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 6 (17.65%) Presales
6 6 (17.65%) Service Management
7 5 (14.71%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (14.71%) Network Virtualisation
7 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
8 4 (11.76%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
10 2 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 2 (5.88%) Disk Encryption
11 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) VBScript
3 2 (5.88%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (55.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) DV Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (11.76%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.82%) CCA
5 3 (8.82%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 10 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCOM
2 3 (8.82%) SCCM
3 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.94%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.94%) OVSD
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 6 (17.65%) NetApp
5 5 (14.71%) Computacenter
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.88%) F5
8 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.94%) Altiris
9 1 (2.94%) Apple
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco
9 1 (2.94%) EMC
9 1 (2.94%) Juniper