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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 75 48 55
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.22% 1.77% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.96% 8.03% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £525 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -
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
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
209 137 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.67% 22.03% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 89 67
Average daily rate £410 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £255 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £469 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £22.85 £28.50 £170.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.82% -83.23%
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 the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the North East region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northumberland - 1 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) PBX
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Lync Consultant
1 2 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Business Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Presales Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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