The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 72 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 25 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.17% 0.91% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.65% 6.36% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 0
Median daily rate £280 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
Skype for Business
England

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

Application Platforms Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
289 110 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.09% 14.29% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 76 116
Median daily rate £300 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £540 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £31.75 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East 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 the North East

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the North East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 23 £280 - 2
Durham -5 2 £325 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 23 (82.14%) Windows
1 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
3 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (71.43%) DHCP
4 20 (71.43%) DNS
5 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (53.57%) ITIL
7 14 (50.00%) Citrix
7 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (50.00%) XenApp
8 13 (46.43%) XenServer
8 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
8 13 (46.43%) VMware
9 12 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (42.86%) AppSense
9 12 (42.86%) SCCM
10 11 (39.29%) Software Delivery
10 11 (39.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
11 10 (35.71%) Skype
11 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
11 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
12 8 (28.57%) Degree
12 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
12 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
13 7 (25.00%) Office Communications Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 22 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
4 7 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) DHCP
1 20 (71.43%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) Skype
3 5 (17.86%) SMS
4 2 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (3.57%) PBX
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 7 (25.00%) Messaging Support
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (21.43%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
4 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Collaboration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) CRM Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Android
5 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Software Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.29%) Content Management
3 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.14%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Presales
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (21.43%) MCSE
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 14 (50.00%) XenApp
3 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
3 13 (46.43%) XenServer
4 12 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.14%) Brightmail
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) SCCM
2 7 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) Citrix
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 12 (42.86%) AppSense
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Compaq
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) IronPort
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) ThinPrint
6 2 (7.14%) Trend Micro
7 1 (3.57%) SAP
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