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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 74 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 40 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.96% 0.37% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.54% 1.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 24 1 0
Median daily rate £315 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £328 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.43% -14.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -1.66%
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
319 215 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.58% 19.65% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 155 115
Median daily rate £325 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £310 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £600 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 3 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.81% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £10.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £21.90 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +27.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +5 36 £320 -14.66% 3
Durham - 3 £275 - 4
Skype for Business
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 88 (92.63%) Windows
2 86 (90.53%) MS Exchange
3 85 (89.47%) Active Directory
3 85 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
5 58 (61.05%) Windows Server
6 57 (60.00%) DNS
6 57 (60.00%) DHCP
6 57 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 55 (57.89%) Skype
8 52 (54.74%) SharePoint
9 51 (53.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (53.68%) Security Cleared
10 50 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (49.47%) ITIL
12 46 (48.42%) Office 365
13 45 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (45.26%) Hyper-V
15 42 (44.21%) Degree
16 41 (43.16%) Computer Science
16 41 (43.16%) MCSE
17 40 (42.11%) SC Cleared
18 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
18 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 33 (34.74%) VMware
20 31 (32.63%) Citrix
20 31 (32.63%) XenApp
21 30 (31.58%) XenServer
21 30 (31.58%) XenDesktop
21 30 (31.58%) 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 86 (90.53%) MS Exchange
2 85 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 52 (54.74%) SharePoint
5 30 (31.58%) Office Communications Server
6 22 (23.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (21.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (16.84%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (15.79%) OpenStack
10 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
12 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) MS Office
2 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 46 (48.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (60.00%) DHCP
1 57 (60.00%) DNS
2 55 (57.89%) Skype
3 10 (10.53%) SMS
4 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.11%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) 3G
7 1 (1.05%) LAN
7 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (2.11%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 2 (2.11%) Advertising
2 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Messaging Support
2 18 (18.95%) Messaging Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Support Engineer
5 12 (12.63%) Office 365 Specialist
6 11 (11.58%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 10 (10.53%) Messaging Specialist
8 9 (9.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (9.47%) Consultant
9 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
10 5 (5.26%) Messaging Consultant
10 5 (5.26%) Support Consultant
11 4 (4.21%) Lync Engineer
12 3 (3.16%) Analyst
12 3 (3.16%) Collaboration Engineer
12 3 (3.16%) Lync Specialist
12 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Support
13 2 (2.11%) Business Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 41 (43.16%) Computer Science
2 13 (13.68%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.68%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.05%) BYOD
3 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (92.63%) Windows
2 58 (61.05%) Windows Server
3 51 (53.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (52.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (35.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.68%) Android
6 13 (13.68%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Linux
8 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (49.47%) ITIL
2 30 (31.58%) Migration
3 27 (28.42%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 27 (28.42%) Software Delivery
4 25 (26.32%) Load Balancing
5 17 (17.89%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (17.89%) Incident Management
6 15 (15.79%) Content Management
7 12 (12.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 2 (2.11%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.11%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.11%) CRM
9 2 (2.11%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.11%) Defect Tracking
9 2 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (2.11%) Test Scripting
10 1 (1.05%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (53.68%) Security Cleared
2 45 (47.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (44.21%) Degree
4 41 (43.16%) MCSE
5 40 (42.11%) SC Cleared
6 30 (31.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (30.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 85 (89.47%) Active Directory
2 43 (45.26%) Hyper-V
3 31 (32.63%) XenApp
4 30 (31.58%) XenDesktop
4 30 (31.58%) XenServer
5 29 (30.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.37%) Brightmail
7 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (2.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (30.53%) SCCM
2 19 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (70.53%) Microsoft
2 33 (34.74%) VMware
3 31 (32.63%) Citrix
4 29 (30.53%) AppSense
5 18 (18.95%) HP
6 13 (13.68%) Trend Micro
7 11 (11.58%) IronPort
8 5 (5.26%) Symantec
9 3 (3.16%) ThinPrint
10 2 (2.11%) Compaq
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle
10 2 (2.11%) SAP
11 1 (1.05%) Cisco
11 1 (1.05%) Lotus
11 1 (1.05%) Polycom
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