Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 93 98
Rank change year-on-year +23 +5 -14
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.50% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.00% 2.54% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 2 8
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £488 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +21.50% -
10th Percentile £263 £456 £313
90th Percentile £349 £529 £469
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £313
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% -8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.38 £12.00
% change year-on-year +178.26% +19.79% -20.00%

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 200 197 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.98% 13.45% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 139 138
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £376 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.56% -6.00% +18.52%
10th Percentile £244 £270 £266
90th Percentile £546 £580 £491
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £414
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.34% +25.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 22
Cheshire median hourly rate £27.00 £14.18 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.41% -23.35% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £38.75 £17.77 £34.43
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.93 £17.17
% change year-on-year +33.96% -13.05% +2.51%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Cheshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 13 £300 -
Chester - 3 £280 -
Crewe - 1 £350 -
Widnes - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 16 (80.00%) Office 365
2 13 (65.00%) Migration
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (60.00%) Skype
4 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
5 10 (50.00%) PKI
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (35.00%) Windows
7 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (20.00%) Server Building
10 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
10 4 (20.00%) Replication
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 4 (20.00%) SCOM
10 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (20.00%) XenApp
10 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (20.00%) e-Learning

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 12 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (80.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Skype
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Trainer
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
4 1 (5.00%) NHS Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Rollout Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) PKI
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) e-Learning
2 4 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 4 (20.00%) Server Building
3 3 (15.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Email Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (10.00%) QMS
4 2 (10.00%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (10.00%) CIPD
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Meraki
3 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.00%) VMware