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 3 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 36 - 40
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.54% - 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.38% - 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £435 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +26.66%
Skype for Business
Cheshire

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
47 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 24.10% 16.46% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £340 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £40.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -58.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.81 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Chester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Local Government
3 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) SSL
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) SCOM
3 4 (50.00%) Android
3 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) Skype
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) IaaS
2 3 (37.50%) PaaS
2 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Skype
1 4 (50.00%) SSL
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) ICT Support
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Android
2 4 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Identity Management
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
1 4 (50.00%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) VMware