Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 30 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.15% 1.55% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.55% 6.84% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 6
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +3.45% +38.76%
10th Percentile £358 £319 £403
90th Percentile £456 £494 £458
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.00

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 314 380 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 22.46% 22.59% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 175 115
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £246 £316 £259
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £412 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.00% +6.25% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.85 £16.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.86% +11.07% +40.32%
10th Percentile £14.07 £16.66 £12.68
90th Percentile £16.24 £16.66 £15.88
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.76 £22.83 £15.00
% change year-on-year -30.99% +52.20% -7.69%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 30 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (90.00%) PowerShell
3 26 (86.67%) Security Cleared
4 24 (80.00%) ITIL
5 18 (60.00%) SharePoint
5 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
6 17 (56.67%) DV Cleared
6 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (53.33%) Office 365
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 15 (50.00%) Change Management
8 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 15 (50.00%) Windows
9 14 (46.67%) Presales
9 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
10 13 (43.33%) Skype
11 12 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (36.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (26.67%) Citrix
13 8 (26.67%) Service Management
13 8 (26.67%) Firewall
13 8 (26.67%) ITSM
13 8 (26.67%) VMware
13 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
14 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
14 7 (23.33%) OneDrive

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 30 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (56.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (40.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (36.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Office 365
2 7 (23.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (23.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) Skype
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (6.67%) DHCP
4 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Power BI
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
2 8 (26.67%) SharePoint Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
5 4 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (13.33%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Support Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Applications Support Specialist
6 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
7 2 (6.67%) Messaging Support
7 2 (6.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Support
8 1 (3.33%) Collaboration Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) ADSI
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
1 15 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Unix
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) ITIL
2 15 (50.00%) Change Management
3 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
3 14 (46.67%) Presales
4 12 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (26.67%) ITIL V3
5 8 (26.67%) ITSM
5 8 (26.67%) Service Management
6 7 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (23.33%) Migration
7 5 (16.67%) Change Control
7 5 (16.67%) CRM
8 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 4 (13.33%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (10.00%) Critical Thinking
9 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
10 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
10 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 17 (56.67%) DV Cleared
2 17 (56.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) OVSD
2 1 (3.33%) EdgeSight
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) NetApp
5 3 (10.00%) Lumension
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.33%) Altiris
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Ivanti