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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North East
Rank 68 69 43
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.27% 0.23% 2.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.70% 1.16% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 4
Median daily rate £275 £525 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.61% +90.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £525 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £525 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
171 173 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.39% 19.68% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 106 79
Median daily rate £325 £417 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.96% +38.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £13.75 £10.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -64.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £10.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

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
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
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 24 February 2017. 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 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 -1 13 £290 - 2
Durham - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 49 (80.33%) Skype
2 48 (78.69%) Office 365
3 44 (72.13%) MS Exchange
4 41 (67.21%) Exchange Server 2010
5 40 (65.57%) SharePoint
5 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
6 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
6 39 (63.93%) Windows
7 38 (62.30%) Security Cleared
7 38 (62.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (54.10%) Windows Server
8 33 (54.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
9 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (44.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (42.62%) MCSE
12 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
12 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (37.70%) Migration
14 21 (34.43%) PowerShell
14 21 (34.43%) Degree
15 20 (32.79%) Office Communications Server
15 20 (32.79%) Computer Science
16 19 (31.15%) Load Balancing
17 16 (26.23%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (24.59%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (24.59%) DHCP
18 15 (24.59%) MS Office
18 15 (24.59%) DNS
19 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V

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 44 (72.13%) MS Exchange
2 41 (67.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (65.57%) SharePoint
4 38 (62.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (32.79%) Office Communications Server
6 16 (26.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (24.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (18.03%) OpenStack
9 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (4.92%) IBM Notes
11 1 (1.64%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (40.98%) MS Excel
2 15 (24.59%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 48 (78.69%) Office 365
2 3 (4.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (80.33%) Skype
2 15 (24.59%) DHCP
2 15 (24.59%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) LAN
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) PBX
5 2 (3.28%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (1.64%) Advertising
1 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (31.15%) Messaging Engineer
2 14 (22.95%) Messaging Support
3 12 (19.67%) Office 365 Specialist
4 10 (16.39%) Support Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Consultant
5 8 (13.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Support Consultant
8 4 (6.56%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.92%) Lync Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Lync Specialist
9 3 (4.92%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Analyst
10 2 (3.28%) Collaboration Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Senior Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.48%) Blackberry
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) BYOD
4 3 (4.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (63.93%) Windows
2 33 (54.10%) Windows Server
2 33 (54.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (49.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (13.11%) Android
5 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.70%) Migration
2 19 (31.15%) Load Balancing
3 11 (18.03%) ITIL
4 9 (14.75%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (14.75%) Content Management
5 7 (11.48%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (11.48%) Visualisation
6 6 (9.84%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.56%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.64%) BPR
9 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.64%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (62.30%) Security Cleared
2 30 (49.18%) SC Cleared
3 27 (44.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (42.62%) MCSE
5 21 (34.43%) Degree
6 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.56%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.56%) XenServer
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) SCCM
1 4 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) HP
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 7 (11.48%) Citrix
4 7 (11.48%) Trend Micro
5 4 (6.56%) AppSense
5 4 (6.56%) IronPort
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) Lotus
6 3 (4.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.28%) Mitel
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle
8 1 (1.64%) F5
8 1 (1.64%) Polycom