Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 58 71
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.45% 1.06% 0.98%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.33% 4.14% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Lancashire median daily rate £303 £375 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.33% +32.74% -6.09%
10th Percentile £301 £331 £261
90th Percentile £305 £463 £296
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.42% -9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - £14.00 -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 86 169 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 19.15% 25.68% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 122 128
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £394 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -8.43% +32.31%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £223
90th Percentile £615 £552 £547
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £413
% change year-on-year +3.23% -6.06% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £29.00 £14.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.14% -44.27% -20.25%
10th Percentile £22.85 £9.19 £15.50
90th Percentile £33.95 £16.90 £36.11
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £14.93 £17.17
% change year-on-year +40.66% -13.05% +1.96%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Lancashire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Blackpool +12 1 £300 -20.00%
Lytham St Annes - 1 £305 -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) SMS

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 2 (100.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) AppSense
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft