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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Merseyside
Rank - 32 32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.94% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 7.50% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £361 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.26% +16.53%
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 £13.38 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +21.42%

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
52 80 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.08% 25.81% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 13
Median daily rate £385 £413 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +129.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £183 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.79% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.38 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.52% +11.84%

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