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 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 43 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.49% - 1.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.13% - 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Median daily rate £400 - £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
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
94 78 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.10% 17.73% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 53 43
Median daily rate £355 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £20.50 £35.31 £32.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.94% +8.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +20.58%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 2 £400 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
1 11 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Office 365
3 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 8 (53.33%) IronPort
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) XenApp
6 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (33.33%) Brightmail
7 5 (33.33%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) Symantec
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (33.33%) VoIP
7 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (33.33%) Skype
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) ThinPrint

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 11 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Skype
1 5 (33.33%) VoIP
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Messaging Support
3 3 (20.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Server Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Support
5 1 (6.67%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Expert
5 1 (6.67%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Subject Matter Expert
5 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (40.00%) XenApp
2 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (33.33%) Brightmail
4 4 (26.67%) vSphere
4 4 (26.67%) XenServer
5 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
1 5 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IronPort
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Compaq
4 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) ThinPrint
5 2 (13.33%) AppSense
5 2 (13.33%) Veritas
5 2 (13.33%) Wyse
6 1 (6.67%) SAP