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 3 months to 30 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 65 68
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.07% 0.78% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.20% 3.75% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 1
Median daily rate £363 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.20% +6.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -41.84% -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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 87 160 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 11.58% 20.89% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 89 82
Median daily rate £358 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.88% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +0.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
2 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
2 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (46.15%) Office 365
5 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) SAN
6 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
6 5 (38.46%) Change Management
6 5 (38.46%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (38.46%) Skype
7 4 (30.77%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
7 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
7 4 (30.77%) Analytics

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 11 (84.62%) SharePoint
2 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
3 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (38.46%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
1 5 (38.46%) Skype
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Messaging Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Design Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Messaging Specialist
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Communications Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Support
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Blackberry
2 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Analytics
3 4 (30.77%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) Presales
5 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Email Filtering
6 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Network Design
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) SC Cleared
1 11 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CCIE
3 4 (30.77%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (30.77%) MCSA
3 4 (30.77%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) MCP
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense
5 1 (7.69%) CommVault
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Genesys
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp