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 29 June 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)
Berkshire > Reading
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 58 56
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.40% 1.26% 1.06%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.59% 8.33% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 7
Reading median daily rate £352 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.89% +5.11%  
10th Percentile £288 £334 £143
90th Percentile £438 £491 £484
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £350 £433
% change year-on-year -3.57% -19.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.04% -22.03%  

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 103 132 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 17.67% 15.12% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 129 138
Reading median daily rate £375 £413 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £274 £256 £313
90th Percentile £559 £538 £513
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +11.11%  
10th Percentile £16.77 £25.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.58 £25.00 £38.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.00% -35.89%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 17 (80.95%) Skype
2 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
4 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
5 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco
6 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 7 (33.33%) DNS
6 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (28.57%) LAN
7 6 (28.57%) Symantec
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (28.57%) AirWatch
7 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (23.81%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (23.81%) MobileIron
8 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) WSUS
8 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (23.81%) Android
8 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (9.52%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) Skype
2 7 (33.33%) DHCP
2 7 (33.33%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) LAN
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (23.81%) SMTP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall
7 1 (4.76%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
7 1 (4.76%) WAAS
7 1 (4.76%) WAN
7 1 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Ant
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Maven
1 2 (9.52%) MSBuild
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) German Language
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Active Directory Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Designer
3 4 (19.05%) Software Designer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Information Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support
5 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) OAuth
1 2 (9.52%) RESTful
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Android
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) CentOS
5 2 (9.52%) Debian
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (19.05%) Identity Access Management
2 4 (19.05%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Business Development
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) SIEM
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 5 (23.81%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) C
4 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CCDA
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) CCVP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) AirWatch
2 5 (23.81%) NetBackup
2 5 (23.81%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (23.81%) WSUS
3 3 (14.29%) SCCM
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (9.52%) Puppet
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (4.76%) SCOM
5 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Symantec
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) MobileIron
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.76%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.76%) Lumension
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Meridio
6 1 (4.76%) Nortel
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.76%) Varonis