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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North East
Rank 76 74 48
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 21 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.08% 0.45% 1.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.42% 2.01% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 5
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 £201 £525 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £525 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £361 £310
% change year-on-year
-7.26% +16.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £25.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.38 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-37.05% +21.42%

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
223 199 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.10% 22.59% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 124 96
Median daily rate £325 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £22.85 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% -19.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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
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 17 January 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 -5 14 £290 - 2
Durham - 3 - - 1
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 (81.67%) Skype
2 47 (78.33%) Office 365
3 46 (76.67%) MS Exchange
4 44 (73.33%) Windows
4 44 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
6 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
7 41 (68.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 40 (66.67%) SharePoint
9 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
9 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
10 36 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 29 (48.33%) MCSE
13 29 (48.33%) SC Cleared
13 29 (48.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (41.67%) PowerShell
15 24 (40.00%) Migration
16 22 (36.67%) Degree
17 21 (35.00%) Computer Science
18 20 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
18 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
18 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
19 19 (31.67%) DHCP
19 19 (31.67%) DNS
20 16 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
21 15 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
21 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
22 13 (21.67%) MS Office

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 46 (76.67%) MS Exchange
2 44 (73.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (68.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 40 (66.67%) SharePoint
5 20 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
6 16 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (20.00%) OpenStack
9 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
12 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (21.67%) MS Office
3 3 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 47 (78.33%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (81.67%) Skype
2 19 (31.67%) DHCP
2 19 (31.67%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) LAN
4 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.33%) PBX
6 2 (3.33%) VPN
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.67%) Advertising
1 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Messaging Support
3 12 (20.00%) Office 365 Specialist
4 11 (18.33%) Support Engineer
5 10 (16.67%) Consultant
6 8 (13.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (11.67%) Support Consultant
8 6 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Lync Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) Lync Specialist
10 3 (5.00%) Office 365 Engineer
10 3 (5.00%) SharePoint Support
10 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (3.33%) Collaboration Consultant
11 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 8 (13.33%) Visualisation
4 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) BYOD
6 2 (3.33%) Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (73.33%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 36 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (48.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (16.67%) Android
6 10 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Migration
2 20 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 11 (18.33%) ITIL
4 10 (16.67%) Content Management
5 8 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.67%) Software Delivery
8 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (51.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (48.33%) MCSE
3 29 (48.33%) SC Cleared
4 22 (36.67%) Degree
5 7 (11.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (71.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.67%) XenApp
3 4 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.67%) XenServer
4 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.67%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Backup Exec
1 4 (6.67%) SCCM
1 4 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) HP
3 10 (16.67%) VMware
4 9 (15.00%) Trend Micro
5 6 (10.00%) Citrix
6 5 (8.33%) IronPort
7 4 (6.67%) AppSense
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco
7 4 (6.67%) Lotus
7 4 (6.67%) Symantec
8 2 (3.33%) Mitel
9 1 (1.67%) F5
9 1 (1.67%) Polycom
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