The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 71 58
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.92% 0.99% 1.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.66% 5.46% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 1
Median daily rate £258 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.62% +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 106 183 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 16.33% 18.14% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 113 114
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Median hourly rate £53.75 £9.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +497.22% -73.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.95 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.46 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Reading

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Reading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Reading

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 13 (68.42%) Skype
2 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Office 365
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Italian Language
6 4 (21.05%) Spanish Language
6 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (21.05%) French Language
6 4 (21.05%) Presales
6 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP Voice
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (15.79%) Yammer
7 3 (15.79%) Private Cloud
7 3 (15.79%) Mitel
7 3 (15.79%) CCVP
7 3 (15.79%) IVR
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Avaya
7 3 (15.79%) CCNP
7 3 (15.79%) DNS

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Yammer
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) Skype
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) H.323
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) SMTP
3 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications
3 2 (10.53%) VoIP
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) BGP
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
4 1 (5.26%) OSPF
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
General
1 4 (21.05%) French Language
1 4 (21.05%) Italian Language
1 4 (21.05%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) Consultant
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365 Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Office 365 Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Senior Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
1 4 (21.05%) Virtual Team
2 3 (15.79%) IVR
2 3 (15.79%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Identity Management
1 4 (21.05%) Presales
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
2 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (5.26%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP
2 3 (15.79%) CCNP Voice
2 3 (15.79%) CCVP
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCDA
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 3 (15.79%) Avaya
3 3 (15.79%) Mitel
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Genesys
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.26%) Symantec
4 1 (5.26%) Verint
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago