Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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 > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 130 134
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -17
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.91% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.49% 6.36% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 9
Manchester median daily rate £450 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +4.84% -17.33%
10th Percentile £103 £181 £143
90th Percentile £488 £475 £322
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £311
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.42% -9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £14.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +171.19% +22.92% -20.00%
10th Percentile £21.24 £14.38 £10.80
90th Percentile £43.80 £15.13 £14.15
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 Manchester with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 468 503 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.05% 14.25% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 318 379
Manchester median daily rate £415 £379 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.64% -7.68% +24.24%
10th Percentile £208 £220 £256
90th Percentile £605 £538 £538
North West median daily rate £395 £388 £415
% change year-on-year +1.94% -6.63% +27.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 32
Manchester median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.45% +21.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.74 £14.41 £11.00
90th Percentile £118.75 £29.28 £32.18
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £14.93 £17.50
% change year-on-year +47.35% -14.69% +4.20%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 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
Salford - 2 £450 - 2
Rochdale - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 20 (95.24%) Skype
2 13 (61.90%) Office 365
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
4 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
5 7 (33.33%) VoIP
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
6 6 (28.57%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (28.57%) DNS
6 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (23.81%) Email Filtering
7 5 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (23.81%) Proofpoint
8 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (19.05%) Lumension
8 4 (19.05%) WSUS
8 4 (19.05%) IronPort
8 4 (19.05%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
8 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (19.05%) MobileIron

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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) Skype
2 7 (33.33%) VoIP
3 6 (28.57%) DHCP
3 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 6 (28.57%) Unified Communications
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
5 3 (14.29%) PSTN
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) LAN
6 2 (9.52%) VPLS
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) WAN
7 1 (4.76%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) PBX
7 1 (4.76%) SAN
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 4 (19.05%) Technical Support
2 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Telephony Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Officer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Messaging Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.52%) RSA SecurID
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) BYOD
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) SUSE
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) Email Filtering
2 5 (23.81%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
3 4 (19.05%) Identity Management
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 4 (19.05%) Task Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
5 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.76%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (4.76%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.76%) VB
1 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (19.05%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
1 4 (19.05%) WSUS
2 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 5 (23.81%) Proofpoint
4 4 (19.05%) Clearswift
4 4 (19.05%) IronPort
4 4 (19.05%) Lumension
4 4 (19.05%) McAfee
4 4 (19.05%) Micro Focus
4 4 (19.05%) MobileIron
4 4 (19.05%) NetApp
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Adobe
6 2 (9.52%) F5
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle