The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 77 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.21% 0.61% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.08% 3.40% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 1
Average daily rate £540 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
Skype for Business
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
296 206 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.92% 18.09% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 141 114
Average daily rate £425 £355 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% +10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.43 £12.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.20% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £12.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 17 (56.67%) Office 365
1 17 (56.67%) Skype
2 16 (53.33%) Migration
3 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (30.00%) C++
4 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (30.00%) Python
4 9 (30.00%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) Cisco
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (20.00%) Windows
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (10.00%) Finance
9 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.00%) MS Office
9 3 (10.00%) VPN
9 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) APMP
9 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (6.67%) Sage 200
10 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
10 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
3 1 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.67%) Sage 200
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) Skype
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 2 (6.67%) Intranet
4 2 (6.67%) PBX
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) Telepresence
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) Protractor
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Analyst
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Desktop Migration Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Azure Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Migration
2 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
6 2 (6.67%) User Stories
7 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.33%) Change Management
7 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Scrum
7 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C++
1 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) APMP
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Cisco
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Sage
3 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.33%) BT
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) IronPort
3 1 (3.33%) M86 Security
3 1 (3.33%) RightFax
3 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec
3 1 (3.33%) VMware
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Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 23 days ago