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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 94 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 1.10% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.25% 5.15% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £578 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-31.08% +12.12%
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
277 291 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.15% 21.41% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 186 143
Median daily rate £425 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £458 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +68.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 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 25 May 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
1 10 (76.92%) Office 365
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) MS Office
4 5 (38.46%) Apple
4 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (38.46%) e-Learning
4 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
4 5 (38.46%) Video Editing
5 4 (30.77%) Open Source
5 4 (30.77%) Social Media
5 4 (30.77%) Twitter
5 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Publishing
5 4 (30.77%) Games
5 4 (30.77%) Intranet
5 4 (30.77%) HP
5 4 (30.77%) Adobe
5 4 (30.77%) FTP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Dell
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (23.08%) Brocade
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (23.08%) Learning Management System
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) Skype

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (76.92%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) FTP
1 4 (30.77%) Intranet
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) PBX
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (15.38%) Bitbucket
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Protractor
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (30.77%) Games
1 4 (30.77%) Publishing
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
1 3 (23.08%) Product Manager
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Digital Product Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Product Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Scrum Master
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) e-Learning Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) e-Learning
1 5 (38.46%) Video Editing
2 4 (30.77%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (30.77%) Social Media
3 3 (23.08%) Learning Management System
3 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
2 4 (30.77%) Open Source
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Apple
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Twitter
4 3 (23.08%) Brocade
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Atlassian
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) VMware