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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 99 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.87% 2.54% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £375 £310
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +20.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-36.47% +21.42%

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
214 315 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.32% 16.07% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 155 127
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 24 18
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +69.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 8 (42.11%) LAN
4 8 (42.11%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Office 365
5 7 (36.84%) Skype
5 7 (36.84%) SAN
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 5 (26.32%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
7 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
8 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
8 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) PBX

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 11 (57.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.53%) IIS
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Camtasia
3 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Yammer
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) Firewall
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
2 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 7 (36.84%) Skype
3 6 (31.58%) DNS
3 6 (31.58%) WAN
4 5 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (21.05%) DHCP
5 4 (21.05%) PBX
5 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) NAS
6 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (10.53%) Internet
7 2 (10.53%) IPv4
7 2 (10.53%) Network Security
7 2 (10.53%) SSL
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Applications Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IT Technician
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Trainer
2 2 (10.53%) Senior IT Technician
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Technician
2 2 (10.53%) Trainer
3 1 (5.26%) Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Floorwalker
3 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) BYOD
3 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) ITIL
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.79%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (10.53%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 2 (10.53%) Email Filtering
3 2 (10.53%) ERP
3 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Server Building
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) 3PAR
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Apple
6 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 2 (10.53%) Motorola
6 2 (10.53%) Sophos
7 1 (5.26%) Avaya
7 1 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Lotus
7 1 (5.26%) Pega
7 1 (5.26%) Remedy