if skilled im assuming you mean like lawyers and doctors, well that stayed the same but the demand for workers in factories was insane, even child labor was in high demand because the government was taking away farmers land to grow more efficiently so they had nowhere to go but the cities factories. Treated horribly and paid unfairly.
The industrial revolution increased the demand for skilled workers. The emergence of numerous industries such as textile, mining and transport, sought to have skilled workers to operate their machinery. Visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution for more information.