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 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 - 42 46
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 1.17% 0.46%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 6.41% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
89 78 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.77% 18.18% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 48
Median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £536 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.85 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.39% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £14.00 £37.00
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 Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 5 (71.43%) Smartphone
2 5 (71.43%) Drupal
2 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 5 (71.43%) Verint
2 5 (71.43%) AirWatch
2 5 (71.43%) Samsung
3 4 (57.14%) Time Management
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (71.43%) Drupal
2 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Smartphone
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Time Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 1 (14.29%) SEO
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) AirWatch
2 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Apple
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) Samsung
2 5 (71.43%) Verint
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) VMware