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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 106 92 77
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.21% 1.06% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.32% 5.69% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £200 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
227 299 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.61% 18.70% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 183 100
Median daily rate £400 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £247 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% +2.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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
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 26 July 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 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Office 365
3 9 (60.00%) MS Office
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Apple
4 5 (33.33%) e-Learning
4 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Video Editing
5 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (26.67%) Twitter
5 4 (26.67%) Publishing
5 4 (26.67%) Games
5 4 (26.67%) Intranet
5 4 (26.67%) Adobe
5 4 (26.67%) HP
5 4 (26.67%) FTP
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Social Media
5 4 (26.67%) Skype
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) Dell
6 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Learning Management System
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
1 4 (26.67%) Intranet
1 4 (26.67%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) PBX
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (13.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (13.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Protractor
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Games
1 4 (26.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Product Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Product Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Product Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) e-Learning Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) e-Learning
1 5 (33.33%) Video Editing
2 4 (26.67%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (26.67%) Social Media
3 3 (20.00%) Learning Management System
3 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (26.67%) Open Source
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Apple
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Twitter
4 3 (20.00%) Brocade
4 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco