Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 90 98
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -14
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 27 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.56% 0.31% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.43% 2.02% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 11
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £319 £415 £183
90th Percentile £494 £470 £407
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £363 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 - £9.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £60.00 £14.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year +328.57% +27.27% -

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 420 198 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 24.21% 15.52% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 106 184
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £416 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +12.88% +5.36%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £214
90th Percentile £525 £550 £556
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 14
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £60.00 £15.00 £15.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +300.00% -0.46% -7.49%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.00 £15.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +80.00% -7.06% -

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 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 21 (77.78%) Office 365
2 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
3 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
5 16 (59.26%) ITIL
6 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
7 14 (51.85%) Windows
7 14 (51.85%) MS Exchange
7 14 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (48.15%) Change Management
9 12 (44.44%) Skype
10 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
11 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
11 8 (29.63%) Migration
12 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
12 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
13 6 (22.22%) Presales
13 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
13 6 (22.22%) Citrix
13 6 (22.22%) VMware
14 5 (18.52%) Office Communications Server
14 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (18.52%) Computacenter
14 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (18.52%) MCSE
14 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (18.52%) XenApp

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 14 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (51.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
4 5 (18.52%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (18.52%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (77.78%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) Skype
2 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
3 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
4 1 (3.70%) Intranet
4 1 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (3.70%) SAN
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Consultant
2 4 (14.81%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Communications Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Business Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Principal Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Mac Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Server Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Storage Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) Change Management
3 8 (29.63%) Migration
4 6 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
4 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (22.22%) Presales
5 5 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
7 3 (11.11%) Service Management
7 3 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (7.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.41%) ITSM
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) DV Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) MCSE
4 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (11.11%) MCP
6 2 (7.41%) GSAE
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Computacenter
4 4 (14.81%) Symantec
5 3 (11.11%) AppSense
5 3 (11.11%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.70%) Altiris
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) EMC