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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 101 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.90% 1.66% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £323 £165 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.45% -54.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £161 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £281 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.43% +12.12%
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
315 241 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.15% 16.09% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 146 104
Median daily rate £400 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.54% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 12
Median hourly rate £38.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.30% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £14.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £19.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 9 (50.00%) Skype
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) SLA
4 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE
4 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) IronPort
4 4 (22.22%) AirWatch
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (16.67%) Office 365
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Finance
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server

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 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) IaaS
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Skype
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) PCoIP
3 1 (5.56%) Softphone
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Lync Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Technician
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE
2 4 (22.22%) Project Management
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 3 (16.67%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Document Management
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Presales
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Dell
2 4 (22.22%) IronPort
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Avaya
4 1 (5.56%) iManage
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
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