The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 39 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.24% 0.23% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £276 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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 Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
90 68 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.39% 15.81% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 11
Average daily rate £308 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 - -
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -4 6 £273 -
Chorley - 2 - -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) MS Exchange
1 15 (88.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) DHCP
3 13 (76.47%) DNS
3 13 (76.47%) ITIL
3 13 (76.47%) Citrix
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
3 13 (76.47%) XenApp
3 13 (76.47%) XenServer
3 13 (76.47%) XenDesktop
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (52.94%) AppSense
5 9 (52.94%) SMS
5 9 (52.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
6 7 (41.18%) IronPort
7 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (29.41%) VoIP
8 5 (29.41%) MS Office
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (29.41%) Symantec
8 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (29.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (29.41%) Brightmail
8 5 (29.41%) Office 365
8 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 15 (88.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 15 (88.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) DHCP
1 13 (76.47%) DNS
2 9 (52.94%) SMS
3 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 7 (41.18%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Applications Support
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Support
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.76%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) XenApp
2 13 (76.47%) XenDesktop
2 13 (76.47%) XenServer
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (29.41%) Brightmail
4 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Citrix
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) AppSense
3 7 (41.18%) IronPort
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 4 (23.53%) Compaq
6 4 (23.53%) Dell
6 4 (23.53%) HP
6 4 (23.53%) ThinPrint
7 1 (5.88%) SAP