The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 June 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 / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 96 86
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.40% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.94% 2.70% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +53.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £335 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £395 £307
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -14.66% +17.18%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 202 259 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.47% 14.66% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 154 171
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Median hourly rate £31.00 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £36.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Manchester over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £450 -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 17 (77.27%) MS Exchange
2 15 (68.18%) Skype
3 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (45.45%) VMware
6 9 (40.91%) Unified Communications
6 9 (40.91%) Office 365
7 8 (36.36%) Proofpoint
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) Blackberry
8 7 (31.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (27.27%) Symantec
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (27.27%) Windows
9 6 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (22.73%) DevOps
11 4 (18.18%) LAN
11 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 4 (18.18%) WLAN
11 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 4 (18.18%) Internet
11 4 (18.18%) Change Management
11 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (13.64%) vSphere
12 3 (13.64%) NAS
12 3 (13.64%) XenApp
12 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
12 3 (13.64%) Law
12 3 (13.64%) Citrix

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 17 (77.27%) MS Exchange
2 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (31.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) Skype
2 9 (40.91%) Unified Communications
3 4 (18.18%) Internet
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WLAN
4 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 3 (13.64%) SAN
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
5 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) Firewall
6 1 (4.55%) PSTN
6 1 (4.55%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) WAN
General
1 3 (13.64%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
1 4 (18.18%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Officer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Floorwalker
4 1 (4.55%) Lync Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Messaging Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) DevOps
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Control
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) People Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 8 (36.36%) Proofpoint
4 6 (27.27%) Symantec
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
6 2 (9.09%) Adobe
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Polycom
7 1 (4.55%) IronPort
7 1 (4.55%) Lotus
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