The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 119 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 39 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.32% 0.72% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Average daily rate £373 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 0
Average hourly rate £24.58 £31.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
617 554 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.28% 16.94% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 297 211
Average daily rate £375 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 24 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.57
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 the North West

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 12 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
Cheshire - 11 £613 - 2
Lancashire +9 9 £276 -
Manchester -7 9 £373 - 5
Merseyside +5 7 £275 -
Cumbria +1 3 £463 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 40 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 37 (48.05%) Windows
3 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 29 (37.66%) MS Exchange
4 29 (37.66%) ITIL
5 21 (27.27%) Citrix
5 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (25.97%) Office 365
7 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
8 15 (19.48%) XenApp
8 15 (19.48%) VMware
9 14 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (18.18%) DHCP
9 14 (18.18%) DNS
9 14 (18.18%) XenDesktop
10 13 (16.88%) XenServer
10 13 (16.88%) MS Office
10 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
11 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
11 12 (15.58%) Cisco
12 11 (14.29%) WAN
12 11 (14.29%) LAN
12 11 (14.29%) Project Management
12 11 (14.29%) Skype
13 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (12.99%) IronPort
13 10 (12.99%) Cisco IPT
14 9 (11.69%) Migration
14 9 (11.69%) AppSense
14 9 (11.69%) Blackberry

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (37.66%) MS Exchange
2 21 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.90%) Drupal
8 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
9 1 (1.30%) IIS
9 1 (1.30%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 13 (16.88%) MS Excel
1 13 (16.88%) MS Office
2 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.18%) DHCP
1 14 (18.18%) DNS
2 11 (14.29%) LAN
2 11 (14.29%) Skype
2 11 (14.29%) WAN
3 10 (12.99%) Cisco IPT
4 9 (11.69%) SMS
5 7 (9.09%) VoIP
6 6 (7.79%) Network Security
6 6 (7.79%) VPN
7 5 (6.49%) SSL
8 4 (5.19%) Intranet
9 1 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.30%) Firewall
9 1 (1.30%) Internet
9 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.30%) SAN
9 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (10.39%) Legal
2 7 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (6.49%) Local Government
4 2 (2.60%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
2 11 (14.29%) Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Network Specialist
3 8 (10.39%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Senior Network Specialist
5 5 (6.49%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.49%) Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Applications Support
6 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.19%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Business Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Business Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Communications Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.19%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.05%) Windows
2 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
3 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.79%) Android
5 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.30%) Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) ITIL
2 11 (14.29%) Project Management
3 9 (11.69%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.49%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (5.19%) Change Management
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.90%) Records Management
6 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.60%) Document Management
7 2 (2.60%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.60%) PRINCE
7 2 (2.60%) Release Management
7 2 (2.60%) Service Management
7 2 (2.60%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.30%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) C++
3 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.19%) MCSE
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.30%) CCEA
5 1 (1.30%) CCEE
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) CCNP
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) XenApp
3 14 (18.18%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 13 (16.88%) XenServer
5 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (6.49%) Brightmail
6 5 (6.49%) vSphere
7 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) SCCM
2 5 (6.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.90%) AirWatch
3 3 (3.90%) SCSM
4 1 (1.30%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (27.27%) Citrix
3 15 (19.48%) VMware
4 12 (15.58%) Cisco
5 10 (12.99%) IronPort
6 9 (11.69%) AppSense
7 8 (10.39%) HP
8 7 (9.09%) Dell
9 6 (7.79%) BT
9 6 (7.79%) iManage
9 6 (7.79%) Juniper
10 5 (6.49%) Symantec
11 4 (5.19%) Compaq
11 4 (5.19%) ThinPrint
12 2 (2.60%) Avaya
12 2 (2.60%) Interwoven
12 2 (2.60%) Lotus
13 1 (1.30%) IBM
13 1 (1.30%) Mercator
13 1 (1.30%) SAP
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