The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 29 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)
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 137 138
Rank change year-on-year +23 +1  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 24 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.81% 0.72% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.59% 4.47% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 8
North West median daily rate £338 £375 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +20.48%  
10th Percentile £215 £288 £176
90th Percentile £488 £455 £568
England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -15.15%  
10th Percentile £39.00 £13.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £41.00 £14.50 £19.00
England median hourly rate £14.75 £26.00 £17.35
% change year-on-year -43.26% +49.85%  

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 429 604 548
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.51% 16.07% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 649 650
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.67%  
10th Percentile £225 £250 £213
90th Percentile £543 £532 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +3.52% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 27
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £14.34 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.49% -24.52%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.54 £13.95
90th Percentile £168.75 £36.00 £55.90
England median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +19.04% -  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North West over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the North West

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +16 11 £450 +20.00% 6
Cheshire +24 10 £303 -31.86% 2
Lancashire +1 2 £425 +13.33% 1
Merseyside -4 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 34 (69.39%) MS Exchange
2 29 (59.18%) Office 365
3 28 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 27 (55.10%) Skype
5 24 (48.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
7 17 (34.69%) Migration
8 16 (32.65%) Windows
9 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
9 15 (30.61%) VMware
10 13 (26.53%) Citrix
11 12 (24.49%) DNS
12 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
12 11 (22.45%) PKI
12 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
13 9 (18.37%) Symantec
13 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
13 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (18.37%) Unified Communications
13 9 (18.37%) XenApp
13 9 (18.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (16.33%) Proofpoint
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 7 (14.29%) Replication
15 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (14.29%) DevOps

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 34 (69.39%) MS Exchange
2 24 (48.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (30.61%) SharePoint
4 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (4.08%) Apache
8 2 (4.08%) IIS
9 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (59.18%) Office 365
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (10.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.04%) IaaS
5 1 (2.04%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.04%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (55.10%) Skype
2 12 (24.49%) DNS
3 9 (18.37%) Unified Communications
4 6 (12.24%) LAN
5 4 (8.16%) Internet
5 4 (8.16%) WLAN
6 3 (6.12%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) NAS
6 3 (6.12%) SAN
6 3 (6.12%) VoIP
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.04%) Firewall
8 1 (2.04%) PSTN
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Local Government
2 3 (6.12%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Consultant
2 6 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Architect
4 4 (8.16%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.12%) Office 365 Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) LAMP
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) PKI
2 9 (18.37%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.29%) Replication
4 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
5 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.08%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (4.08%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.65%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.20%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Android
4 3 (6.12%) Apple iOS
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.08%) CentOS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (10.20%) Task Automation
4 4 (8.16%) Change Management
4 4 (8.16%) Server Building
5 3 (6.12%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Network Management
6 2 (4.08%) Project Management
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.04%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (2.04%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.04%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.04%) People Management
7 1 (2.04%) Records Management
7 1 (2.04%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) VB
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.37%) XenApp
3 5 (10.20%) vSphere
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.12%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.08%) BitLocker
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) AirWatch
3 3 (6.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.08%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.08%) vMotion
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 13 (26.53%) Citrix
4 9 (18.37%) Symantec
5 8 (16.33%) Proofpoint
6 4 (8.16%) McAfee
7 3 (6.12%) Adobe
7 3 (6.12%) AppSense
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) HP
7 3 (6.12%) Splunk
7 3 (6.12%) Trustwave
8 2 (4.08%) CA
8 2 (4.08%) Polycom
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) IronPort
9 1 (2.04%) Lotus
9 1 (2.04%) NetApp
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