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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 37 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.65% 2.27% 0.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.33% 10.14% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £160 £275 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% -59.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £356
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £145.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1015.38%
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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
60 69 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.42% 22.40% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 31
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £193 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +8.57%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Liverpool -12 1 - - 2
Skype for Business
North West

Skype for Business
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Captivate
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Records Management

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
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