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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Manchester
Rank 88 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.66% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.83% 4.46% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £320 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
218 269 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.48% 14.87% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 130 149
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 15
Median hourly rate £16.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 6 (60.00%) Skype
2 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Yammer
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
5 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (20.00%) Server Building
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) Network Security
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL

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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Yammer
3 1 (10.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (20.00%) IPv4
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) IT Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Server Building
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
3 2 (20.00%) Motorola
3 2 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) F5
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IronPort
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) Pega
4 1 (10.00%) Polycom
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
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