Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 January 2018 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 - 45
Rank change year-on-year - +45 +6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.45% - 2.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.74% - 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Merseyside median daily rate - - £155
North West median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate - - £145.00
North West median hourly rate £27.85 £14.88 £17.50
% change year-on-year +87.19% -15.00% -36.36%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 73 120 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 16.37% 20.65% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 69 79
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +33.33%
10th Percentile £294 £291 £160
90th Percentile £578 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +5.82% -5.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.50 £17.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.01% +3.79% +26.92%
10th Percentile £9.88 £16.16 £14.85
90th Percentile £21.85 £18.59 £96.00
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £15.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -3.60% -17.81% +8.37%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Liverpool - 2 - -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Transformation Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch