Period
to 19 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warrington 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 August 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)
Cheshire > Warrington
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 36
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 2.59% 1.83% 5.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.13% 10.81% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Warrington median daily rate £275 £300 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -28.91% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £321
90th Percentile £358 £338 £444
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £320 £435
% change year-on-year -12.50% -26.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Warrington median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £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 Warrington with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Warrington
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31 37 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warrington 16.06% 16.89% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 56
Warrington median daily rate £503 £363 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.62% -17.99% +5.24%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £321
90th Percentile £663 £575 £600
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Warrington median hourly rate £16.50 £31.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.77% +210.00% -
Cheshire median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.89
% change year-on-year -33.33% +43.61% +23.46%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Warrington

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Warrington

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warrington

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Warrington

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Warrington region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) DMZ
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) SMTP
3 3 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (60.00%) Email Filtering
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) iPhone
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warrington 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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) DMZ
3 3 (60.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) VSAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) iPhone
1 1 (20.00%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Email Filtering
1 3 (60.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Meraki
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) NetApp
1 1 (20.00%) Samsung
1 1 (20.00%) VMware
1 1 (20.00%) WatchGuard