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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 91 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.76% 0.72% 0.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.67% 4.81% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Median daily rate £275 £320 £183
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +75.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £186 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £383 £197
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 214 270 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 16.32% 15.04% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 134 136
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% +18.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £40.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.62% +185.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £20.57 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £190.00 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Manchester

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 7 (46.67%) Skype
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Office 365
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) NAS
7 3 (20.00%) XenApp
7 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (20.00%) Yammer
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Polycom
8 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (13.33%) Change Control

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) Yammer
3 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Skype
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) NAS
3 3 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.67%) IPv4
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) VPLS
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) People Management
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
1 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
1 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) BMC
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) IronPort
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Motorola
5 1 (6.67%) Pega
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
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