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 3 months to 23 April 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.25% - 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.15% - 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £410 £350
% change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -20.83% +12.94%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 65 51 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.25% 16.89% 19.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 35
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £306 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.76% -15.00%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Merseyside

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 23 April 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
Liverpool - 3 £300 -
Skype for Business
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (25.00%) Records Management
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Android
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix

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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Android
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Adobe
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix