Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 July 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 52 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 - +51
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.92% 1.32% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.42% 6.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Chester median daily rate £280 £435 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.63% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £436 -
% change year-on-year -26.65% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Chester median hourly rate - £20.92 -
Cheshire median hourly rate - £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +10.00%

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

Contract Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 48 78 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 18.39% 20.63% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 29
Chester median daily rate £365 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -10.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £210 £262
90th Percentile £475 £453 £526
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 14
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -23.64% -18.52%
10th Percentile £10.50 £15.92 £15.28
90th Percentile £37.47 £36.25 £36.75
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £20.89 £26.25
% change year-on-year +43.61% -20.42% +55.88%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Chester

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Chester

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Chester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (80.00%) Server Building
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Local Government
2 4 (80.00%) PKI
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 4 (80.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Skype
3 1 (20.00%) OneDrive

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (80.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
2 4 (80.00%) Server Building
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 4 (80.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft