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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 72 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 34 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.69% 0.62% 1.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.59% 3.05% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 6
Median daily rate £310 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 - £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 - £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
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
321 197 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.42% 20.31% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 129 140
Median daily rate £338 £417 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +28.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.85 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -19.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £26.40 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.39%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the North East region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 December 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 -11 24 £310 - 3
Durham - 7 £275 - 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 56 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 55 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 54 (77.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (74.29%) Skype
6 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
7 46 (65.71%) Office 365
7 46 (65.71%) Windows Server
8 45 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 43 (61.43%) SharePoint
10 42 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (58.57%) Security Cleared
12 40 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (51.43%) Microsoft Certification
14 33 (47.14%) MCSE
15 30 (42.86%) DHCP
15 30 (42.86%) DNS
15 30 (42.86%) Degree
15 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 29 (41.43%) Computer Science
16 29 (41.43%) SC Cleared
17 26 (37.14%) PowerShell
18 25 (35.71%) Migration
19 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
20 23 (32.86%) ITIL
21 21 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
21 21 (30.00%) Load Balancing
22 19 (27.14%) BPSS Clearance
22 19 (27.14%) Disclosure Scotland
23 18 (25.71%) VMware

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 56 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 54 (77.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (61.43%) SharePoint
5 21 (30.00%) Office Communications Server
6 17 (24.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (24.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (17.14%) OpenStack
8 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (5.71%) IBM Notes
11 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (1.43%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.14%) MS Office
3 3 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.43%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 46 (65.71%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (74.29%) Skype
2 30 (42.86%) DHCP
2 30 (42.86%) DNS
3 6 (8.57%) LAN
3 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.29%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.86%) PBX
5 2 (2.86%) VPN
5 2 (2.86%) WAN
6 1 (1.43%) 3G
6 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.86%) Advertising
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Messaging Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Messaging Support
3 13 (18.57%) Office 365 Specialist
4 12 (17.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) Consultant
5 10 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Messaging Consultant
8 6 (8.57%) Support Consultant
9 5 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.29%) Collaboration Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) Lync Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Lync Specialist
10 3 (4.29%) Office 365 Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Support
10 3 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 29 (41.43%) Computer Science
2 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
3 11 (15.71%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.29%) BYOD
6 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (81.43%) Windows
2 46 (65.71%) Windows Server
3 42 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (18.57%) Android
6 13 (18.57%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Migration
2 23 (32.86%) ITIL
3 21 (30.00%) Load Balancing
4 13 (18.57%) Content Management
5 11 (15.71%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (15.71%) Mobile Device Management
5 11 (15.71%) Software Delivery
6 10 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 10 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.43%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.86%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 41 (58.57%) Security Cleared
2 36 (51.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (47.14%) MCSE
4 30 (42.86%) Degree
5 29 (41.43%) SC Cleared
6 19 (27.14%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (27.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.86%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
3 10 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (14.29%) XenApp
3 10 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 10 (14.29%) XenServer
4 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.86%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCCM
1 10 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.71%) VMware
3 12 (17.14%) Citrix
3 12 (17.14%) HP
3 12 (17.14%) Trend Micro
4 10 (14.29%) AppSense
5 6 (8.57%) IronPort
5 6 (8.57%) Symantec
6 4 (5.71%) Cisco
6 4 (5.71%) Lotus
7 2 (2.86%) Intel Security
7 2 (2.86%) Mitel
8 1 (1.43%) F5
8 1 (1.43%) Polycom
8 1 (1.43%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) ThinPrint
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