Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 32 34
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 0.83% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 7.14% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Chester median daily rate - £180 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.53% -
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £375 £390
% change year-on-year -20.00% -3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Chester median hourly rate - £17.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.42% -13.64%
Cheshire median hourly rate - £16.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - -32.63% -13.64%

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 Chester with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 45 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 25.14% 11.57% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 22
Chester median daily rate £325 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -9.64% +10.52%
10th Percentile £263 £217 £245
90th Percentile £446 £459 £475
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 14
Chester median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -50.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £17.52
90th Percentile £13.60 £17.15 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.00 £13.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +84.62% -42.22% -5.26%

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