The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 97 90 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.070% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.15% 0.41% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £373 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 Manchester region.

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
286 245 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.78% 17.16% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 142 120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £225 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.63% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.57 £13.70 £17.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
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 Manchester

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 12 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
Bolton - 2 - -
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) MS Office
3 8 (38.10%) Legal
3 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Law
5 6 (28.57%) iManage
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
6 4 (19.05%) Skype
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (14.29%) IronPort
7 3 (14.29%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) AirWatch
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (14.29%) SCSM
7 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 3 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) SLA
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Interwoven
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
General
1 8 (38.10%) Legal
2 7 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Business Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
2 2 (9.52%) Document Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
2 2 (9.52%) Release Management
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) SCSM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) iManage
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
3 3 (14.29%) IronPort
4 2 (9.52%) Interwoven
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
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