The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 72 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.82% 0.14% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.22% 0.74% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Tyne and Wear region.

Application Platforms Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
141 135 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.69% 19.57% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 88 61
Median daily rate £338 £450 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £298 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.50 £10.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -23.07%
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 Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Tyne and Wear region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 11 £290 - 2
Wallsend - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 38 (82.61%) Office 365
2 37 (80.43%) Skype
3 36 (78.26%) MS Exchange
4 35 (76.09%) Windows
4 35 (76.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
6 33 (71.74%) SharePoint
7 32 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
8 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
10 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
11 26 (56.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (56.52%) MCSE
12 24 (52.17%) SC Cleared
13 23 (50.00%) Migration
14 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
16 20 (43.48%) Degree
16 20 (43.48%) Computer Science
17 19 (41.30%) Load Balancing
17 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
18 14 (30.43%) Office Communications Server
19 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
19 12 (26.09%) DHCP
19 12 (26.09%) DNS
20 11 (23.91%) OpenStack
20 11 (23.91%) HP
21 10 (21.74%) SharePoint 2013

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 36 (78.26%) MS Exchange
2 35 (76.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (71.74%) SharePoint
4 32 (69.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (30.43%) Office Communications Server
6 11 (23.91%) OpenStack
7 10 (21.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (19.57%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (41.30%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 38 (82.61%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (80.43%) Skype
2 12 (26.09%) DHCP
2 12 (26.09%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Messaging Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Office 365 Specialist
3 8 (17.39%) Consultant
3 8 (17.39%) Messaging Support
4 7 (15.22%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (13.04%) Support Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.52%) Lync Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Lync Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Office 365 Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Collaboration Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Desktop Support
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (43.48%) Computer Science
2 7 (15.22%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (17.39%) Android
4 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Migration
2 19 (41.30%) Load Balancing
3 7 (15.22%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (15.22%) Visualisation
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
5 4 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (8.70%) Software Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.52%) Content Management
7 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.17%) BPR
8 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (63.04%) Security Cleared
2 26 (56.52%) MCSE
2 26 (56.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (52.17%) SC Cleared
4 20 (43.48%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (73.91%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (8.70%) XenApp
3 4 (8.70%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
1 4 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) HP
3 7 (15.22%) Trend Micro
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) AppSense
5 4 (8.70%) IronPort
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) F5