Period
to 25 March 2019

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 6 months to 25 March 2019 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
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 172 174
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2 -40
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 55 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.69% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.98% 4.78% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 24
North West median daily rate £360 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.00% -26.47%
10th Percentile £183 £258 £170
90th Percentile £533 £588 £446
England median daily rate £420 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
North West median hourly rate £11.71 £43.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.78% +186.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £11.10 £40.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £12.31 £45.50 £17.43
England median hourly rate £15.37 £20.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year -23.15% +12.68% -10.13%

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 the North West with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 788 816 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.95% 14.43% 16.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 539 570
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £230 £255
90th Percentile £625 £580 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 30
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.48 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -9.50% -31.46%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.81 £10.45
90th Percentile £39.57 £51.13 £18.69
England median hourly rate £18.73 £18.80 £19.81
% change year-on-year -0.37% -5.14% -0.94%

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 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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 6 months to 25 March 2019. 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
Manchester +28 29 £388 -13.89% 2
Cheshire +12 24 £325 +16.07% 1
Merseyside -10 1 £300 -
Lancashire -21 1 £250 -56.52%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 52 (94.55%) Skype
2 26 (47.27%) Office 365
3 23 (41.82%) Cisco
4 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
5 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
6 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
7 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
8 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
9 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
9 12 (21.82%) Firewall
9 12 (21.82%) Migration
10 10 (18.18%) Windows
11 9 (16.36%) Juniper
11 9 (16.36%) Project Management
11 9 (16.36%) NetBackup
11 9 (16.36%) Finance
11 9 (16.36%) IronPort
12 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (14.55%) MS Visio
12 8 (14.55%) ITIL
13 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Project
13 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (12.73%) SAN
13 7 (12.73%) Veritas
13 7 (12.73%) Service Management
13 7 (12.73%) Symantec
13 7 (12.73%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (12.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (12.73%) Windows 10

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 18 (32.73%) SharePoint
2 13 (23.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Visio
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Office 365
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.27%) Slack
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (94.55%) Skype
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (12.73%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
4 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) WebEx
5 1 (1.82%) DMZ
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
5 1 (1.82%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) PSTN
5 1 (1.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Legal
2 2 (3.64%) Local Government
3 1 (1.82%) Billing
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Consultant
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Architect
2 6 (10.91%) Office 365 Engineer
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Business Consultant
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Voice Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Business Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Coordinator
6 2 (3.64%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Management Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Service Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Service Management Consultant
6 2 (3.64%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) Middleware
1 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) AS400
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) iSeries
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
3 5 (9.09%) Android
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Project Management
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Service Management
4 7 (12.73%) Threat Management
5 6 (10.91%) Decision-Making
5 6 (10.91%) ITSM
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.27%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.27%) Service Design
8 2 (3.64%) Analytics
8 2 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (3.64%) Product Management
8 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.64%) Server Building
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.82%) Availability Management
9 1 (1.82%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) C#
2 1 (1.82%) PHP
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.64%) MCP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSA
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) MCITP
4 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.73%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (9.09%) SCCM
4 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.64%) PaperCut
5 2 (3.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) Cisco
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.36%) IronPort
3 9 (16.36%) Juniper
4 7 (12.73%) Symantec
4 7 (12.73%) Veritas
5 5 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) VMware
7 2 (3.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Remedy
8 1 (1.82%) Sandvine
8 1 (1.82%) Veeam