The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 28 February 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 17 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.11% 3.88% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.38% 12.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £180 £245 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +28.20%

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

Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
13 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.68% 31.01% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 24 16
Median daily rate £350 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £245 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% -18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester 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 Chester

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Skype for Business
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Chester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) SSL

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Installations Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
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