The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 32 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.17% 0.32% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.86% 1.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £145.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1015.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
79 53 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.53% 16.93% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 5
Average daily rate £375 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £173 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £420 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £13.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Merseyside region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Merseyside region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 5 £275 -
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) SLA
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (14.29%) BT
7 1 (7.14%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) CCNP
7 1 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (7.14%) Firewall
7 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (7.14%) Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) Windows
7 1 (7.14%) MCSE
7 1 (7.14%) LAN
7 1 (7.14%) WAN
7 1 (7.14%) DHCP
7 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) DNS
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Communications Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Network Manager
4 2 (14.29%) PMO Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCEA
1 1 (7.14%) CCEE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) VMware