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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 21 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.20% - 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.51% - 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £245 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £341 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.05% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £18.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.80% -27.00%
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
37 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 31.09% 16.31% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 10
Average daily rate £275 £350 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £288 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £499 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £38.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £14.81 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Local Government
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) SSL
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) IIS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Migration

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SSL
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Skype
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) ICT Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) VMware