The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 0.67% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.99% 5.08% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £265 £348 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
89 118 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.35% 13.24% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 71 60
Median daily rate £350 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £23.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +97.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +2 2 £180 -26.53%
Warrington - 2 £375 -
Crewe - 1 £110 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
1 9 (81.82%) Skype
2 8 (72.73%) Office 365
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) SCCM
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) SSL
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
5 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) AppSense
5 2 (18.18%) BitLocker
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) Android
5 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 2 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 1 (9.09%) iPhone
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Skype
2 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Installations Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365 Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (9.09%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Project Office Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Android
2 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 2 (18.18%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) AppSense
2 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco