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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 94 90 89
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.67% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.68% 4.04% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £445 £98 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+356.41% -74.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
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
224 322 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.62% 16.54% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 163 131
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 18
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (69.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 12 (36.36%) LAN
4 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (33.33%) VMware
6 10 (30.30%) Firewall
6 10 (30.30%) DNS
6 10 (30.30%) WAN
6 10 (30.30%) Citrix
6 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
7 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (27.27%) SAN
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 8 (24.24%) ITIL
8 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (24.24%) IronPort
8 8 (24.24%) Skype
9 7 (21.21%) Office 365
9 7 (21.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (21.21%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) MS Office
9 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.18%) DHCP
10 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
10 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 23 (69.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (51.52%) MS Exchange
3 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (21.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (6.06%) IIS
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Yammer
4 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (36.36%) LAN
2 10 (30.30%) DNS
2 10 (30.30%) Firewall
2 10 (30.30%) WAN
3 9 (27.27%) SAN
4 8 (24.24%) Skype
5 7 (21.21%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (18.18%) DHCP
7 5 (15.15%) PBX
7 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
7 5 (15.15%) VLAN
7 5 (15.15%) VoIP
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.09%) NAS
9 3 (9.09%) VPN
10 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
10 2 (6.06%) Network Security
10 2 (6.06%) SSL
10 2 (6.06%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Analyst
1 5 (15.15%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (6.06%) IT Technician
4 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Trainer
4 2 (6.06%) Senior IT Technician
4 2 (6.06%) Senior Technician
4 2 (6.06%) Trainer
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Office 365 Developer
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.09%) BYOD
3 3 (9.09%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.09%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) ERP
2 4 (12.12%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (9.09%) Project Management
3 3 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.06%) Customer-Centric Approach
4 2 (6.06%) Email Filtering
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (6.06%) Server Building
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.06%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) MCSA
1 2 (6.06%) MCSE
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CNE
2 1 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) XenApp
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.03%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Citrix
4 9 (27.27%) Cisco
5 8 (24.24%) IronPort
6 5 (15.15%) Dell
7 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.09%) HP
7 3 (9.09%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) Apple
8 2 (6.06%) F5
8 2 (6.06%) Motorola
8 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.06%) Sophos
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya
9 1 (3.03%) BMC
9 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
9 1 (3.03%) Novell
9 1 (3.03%) Siemens
9 1 (3.03%) Sonus