Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 84 82
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 39 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.47% 1.02% 1.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.18% 7.53% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 17
Milton Keynes median daily rate £374 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £351 £357
90th Percentile £523 £550 £464
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £425 £415
% change year-on-year -14.59% +2.41% +15.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £13.75 -
% change year-on-year +336.36% - -

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 383 186 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.23% 13.62% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 110 162
Milton Keynes median daily rate £463 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.63% -3.03% +19.57%
10th Percentile £313 £252 £265
90th Percentile £556 £550 £575
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £463 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +15.63% - +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 10
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 £15.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +287.10% -3.97% -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +92.86% -13.55% -36.49%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 32 (82.05%) ITIL
2 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
3 28 (71.79%) MS Exchange
4 26 (66.67%) Change Management
4 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 26 (66.67%) PowerShell
5 23 (58.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (56.41%) Office 365
7 21 (53.85%) Windows
7 21 (53.85%) SharePoint
8 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (38.46%) ITIL V3
9 15 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (38.46%) VMware
9 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (35.90%) Skype
11 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (28.21%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
13 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
14 10 (25.64%) Citrix
14 10 (25.64%) Linux
14 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (23.08%) Presales
15 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
15 9 (23.08%) Service Management

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 28 (71.79%) MS Exchange
2 23 (58.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (53.85%) SharePoint
4 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (56.41%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
4 2 (5.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) Skype
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 3 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
1 9 (23.08%) SharePoint Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Communications Specialist
2 6 (15.38%) Messaging Specialist
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 5 (12.82%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.13%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) CMDB
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (25.64%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.56%) Unix
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (82.05%) ITIL
2 26 (66.67%) Change Management
3 15 (38.46%) ITIL V3
3 15 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (28.21%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 9 (23.08%) Presales
5 9 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 9 (23.08%) Service Management
6 8 (20.51%) ITSM
7 7 (17.95%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 5 (12.82%) Network Virtualisation
9 2 (5.13%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 2 (5.13%) Disk Encryption
9 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
10 1 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (76.92%) Security Cleared
2 26 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (48.72%) DV Cleared
4 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (17.95%) MCSE
6 6 (15.38%) MCP
7 4 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (7.69%) CCA
9 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.56%) MCITP
10 1 (2.56%) MCSA
10 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (28.21%) Active Directory
3 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
1 5 (12.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.56%) OVSD
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.64%) Citrix
4 8 (20.51%) Symantec
5 7 (17.95%) NetApp
6 5 (12.82%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) ServiceNow
8 3 (7.69%) F5
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco
9 2 (5.13%) Computacenter
9 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
10 1 (2.56%) Juniper