Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 65 80 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 +2 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 19 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.61% 0.88% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.73% 6.18% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 6
Cheshire median daily rate £310 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -20.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £143
90th Percentile £338 £348 £494
North West median daily rate £325 £303 £318
% change year-on-year +7.44% -4.72% +2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £15.00
North West median hourly rate £14.59 £27.85 £14.75
% change year-on-year -47.60% +88.78% -15.71%

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 177 178 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.01% 14.27% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 120 140
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £193 £213 £185
90th Percentile £570 £551 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £383
% change year-on-year - +4.58% -4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.88 £24.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.69% +92.00% -44.44%
10th Percentile £15.34 £11.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £18.31 £38.75 £16.28
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £14.46 £14.86
% change year-on-year +41.77% -2.69% -23.79%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +4 10 £313 +4.17%
Chester - 6 £280 -
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 15 (78.95%) Skype
2 14 (73.68%) Office 365
3 12 (63.16%) MS Exchange
3 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 12 (63.16%) Migration
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) ITSM
6 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (42.11%) Decision-Making
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix
9 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
9 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
10 4 (21.05%) XenApp
10 4 (21.05%) SCCM
10 4 (21.05%) SCOM
10 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server

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 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (73.68%) Office 365
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.79%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) Skype
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) DMZ
3 3 (15.79%) SMTP
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) Intranet
5 1 (5.26%) PSTN
5 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.26%) SAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Local Government
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Server Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.53%) Management Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Lync Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Migration
2 9 (47.37%) ITIL
3 8 (42.11%) Decision-Making
3 8 (42.11%) ITSM
4 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
5 4 (21.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (21.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Email Filtering
6 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (15.79%) Server Building
7 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Server Management
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 4 (21.05%) SCOM
3 1 (5.26%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) SmoothWall
3 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Altiris
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) IronPort
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) Veeam
4 1 (5.26%) Zscaler