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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 143 137 126
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.59% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.29% 3.85% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Median daily rate £388 £255 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.96% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £455 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% -56.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.03%
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
524 649 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.27% 15.39% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 367 277
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
- +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 33 32
Median hourly rate £14.88 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £30.15 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.29 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+21.65% -9.70%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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 2 December 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +15 6 £280 -39.45% 1
Manchester -4 6 £445 +356.41% 2
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (37.25%) MS Exchange
3 19 (37.25%) Skype
4 16 (31.37%) Office 365
4 16 (31.37%) Citrix
5 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 15 (29.41%) ITIL
6 14 (27.45%) LAN
6 14 (27.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (25.49%) Cisco
7 13 (25.49%) VMware
8 12 (23.53%) DNS
8 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
9 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (21.57%) Firewall
10 10 (19.61%) WAN
10 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
11 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.65%) HP
11 9 (17.65%) SAN
11 9 (17.65%) AirWatch
12 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (15.69%) IronPort
12 8 (15.69%) Apple
12 8 (15.69%) DHCP
13 7 (13.73%) SQL
13 7 (13.73%) MS Office
13 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 24 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 19 (37.25%) MS Exchange
3 14 (27.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (13.73%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (11.76%) Drupal
8 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
8 2 (3.92%) IIS
8 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Office 365
2 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) Yammer
4 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) Skype
2 14 (27.45%) LAN
3 12 (23.53%) DNS
4 11 (21.57%) Firewall
5 10 (19.61%) WAN
6 9 (17.65%) SAN
7 8 (15.69%) DHCP
8 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.76%) VoIP
10 5 (9.80%) PBX
10 5 (9.80%) Unified Communications
10 5 (9.80%) VLAN
11 4 (7.84%) VPN
12 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (5.88%) IP Telephony
12 3 (5.88%) NAS
12 3 (5.88%) SSL
13 2 (3.92%) Network Security
13 2 (3.92%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (9.80%) Analyst
1 5 (9.80%) Delivery Manager
1 5 (9.80%) Messaging Analyst
1 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
2 4 (7.84%) Azure Engineer
2 4 (7.84%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (5.88%) Architect
3 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support
3 3 (5.88%) Developer
3 3 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Business Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Change Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Architect
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Smartphone
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.88%) BYOD
4 3 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 3 (5.88%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
6 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 12 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) Service Management
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.80%) Time Management
5 4 (7.84%) ERP
5 4 (7.84%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.84%) Problem Management
5 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.84%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Email Filtering
7 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.92%) User Stories
7 2 (3.92%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) MCSA
1 2 (3.92%) MCSE
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CCNA
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CNE
2 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) XenApp
4 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.96%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) AirWatch
2 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.96%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Citrix
3 13 (25.49%) Cisco
3 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 9 (17.65%) HP
5 8 (15.69%) Apple
5 8 (15.69%) IronPort
6 6 (11.76%) Samsung
6 6 (11.76%) Verint
7 5 (9.80%) Dell
8 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.88%) Oracle
9 2 (3.92%) AppSense
9 2 (3.92%) F5
9 2 (3.92%) Lotus
9 2 (3.92%) Motorola
9 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.92%) Sophos
9 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 1 (1.96%) Remedy
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