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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 38 41
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 3.04% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 13.13% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 0
Median daily rate - £375 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £24.15 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -44.04% +4.57%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 23 99 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.95% 23.13% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 70 49
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -73.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.70 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £19.89 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Lancashire