Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 57 93
Rank change year-on-year -19 +36 -29
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 14 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.12% 2.79% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.33% 16.94% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Reading median daily rate £400 £463 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +18.59% -28.44%
10th Percentile £130 £211 £262
90th Percentile £558 £500 £454
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £380 £338
% change year-on-year +18.42% +12.59% -23.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £12.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £45.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -72.22% +205.08% +9.26%

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 Reading with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 221 242 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.64% 16.46% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 113 209
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £300 £255 £273
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 9
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +42.86% -1.41%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.65 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.90 £55.65 £36.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -34.21% -2.56% +11.43%

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Reading

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Reading

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 Reading region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) Skype
3 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Office 365
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) AirWatch
7 3 (21.43%) Android
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) SCCM
7 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (14.29%) High Availability
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (14.29%) iPhone
8 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
8 2 (14.29%) SQL

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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Skype
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) SMS
3 2 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) CTI
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) DSL
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) H.323
4 1 (7.14%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) PBX
4 1 (7.14%) PSTN
4 1 (7.14%) QSIG
4 1 (7.14%) SCCP
4 1 (7.14%) SMTP
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (14.29%) Software Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (7.14%) IVR
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Android
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) SUSE
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) BDD
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) AirWatch
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Acme Packet
4 1 (7.14%) Altiris
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.14%) Lumension
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Meridio
4 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) Sonus