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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 52 65 63
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.91% 0.20% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.94% 1.85% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £280 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.23%
Skype for Business
North West

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
101 108 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.33% 10.90% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 59
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £283 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crewe - 1 £110 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 5 (71.43%) Office 365
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Local Government
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) iPhone
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) iPad
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS

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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Installations Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (14.29%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Business Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Change Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Change Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) AppSense
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Intel Security