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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 84 93 87
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 23 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 0.70% 0.073%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.91% 4.63% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 1
Median daily rate £310 £310 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £330 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -4.83%
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
258 281 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.40% 15.05% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 175 115
Median daily rate £388 £403 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.72% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 13
Median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.53 £29.32 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 September 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Bolton - 3 £250 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 20 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
5 12 (40.00%) Citrix
5 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (36.67%) LAN
6 11 (36.67%) VMware
7 10 (33.33%) Cisco
7 10 (33.33%) WAN
7 10 (33.33%) DNS
8 9 (30.00%) Firewall
8 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (26.67%) IronPort
9 8 (26.67%) SAN
10 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (23.33%) DHCP
10 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (23.33%) ITIL
10 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
10 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (20.00%) Office 365
11 6 (20.00%) MS Office
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
11 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
11 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.00%) PowerShell

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 20 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (56.67%) MS Exchange
3 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (23.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 10 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (30.00%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
5 7 (23.33%) DHCP
5 7 (23.33%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (16.67%) PBX
6 5 (16.67%) Skype
6 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 5 (16.67%) VLAN
6 5 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 3 (10.00%) VPN
8 2 (6.67%) Internet
8 2 (6.67%) MPLS
9 1 (3.33%) IPv4
9 1 (3.33%) SSL
9 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Analyst
1 5 (16.67%) Messaging Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Trainer
5 1 (3.33%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Technician
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) BYOD
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) ERP
2 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 3 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.67%) Email Filtering
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
4 2 (6.67%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCSA
1 2 (6.67%) MCSE
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CNE
2 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) AirWatch
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Citrix
3 11 (36.67%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
5 8 (26.67%) IronPort
6 4 (13.33%) Dell
7 3 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (6.67%) Avaya
8 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.33%) Apple
9 1 (3.33%) AppSense
9 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
9 1 (3.33%) Motorola
9 1 (3.33%) Novell
9 1 (3.33%) SAP
9 1 (3.33%) Siemens
9 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) Sophos