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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 71 78 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 36 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.09% 0.23% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.68% 1.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 0
Median daily rate £320 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £330 £380
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+86.44% -4.83%
Skype for Business
North East

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
284 171 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.36% 19.95% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 127 69
Median daily rate £325 £480 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.29% +47.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £310 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £600 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 14
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £11.40 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £22.60 £29.75
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 36 £320 -14.66% 5
Skype for Business
North East

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 84 (95.45%) Windows
1 84 (95.45%) MS Exchange
2 83 (94.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (93.18%) Active Directory
4 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 55 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
6 54 (61.36%) DNS
6 54 (61.36%) DHCP
7 51 (57.95%) Skype
8 50 (56.82%) SharePoint
9 49 (55.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (54.55%) Security Cleared
11 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (53.41%) ITIL
12 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 43 (48.86%) Hyper-V
12 43 (48.86%) Office 365
13 41 (46.59%) Degree
13 41 (46.59%) Computer Science
14 40 (45.45%) MCSE
15 39 (44.32%) SC Cleared
16 33 (37.50%) PowerShell
16 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 32 (36.36%) VMware
18 31 (35.23%) Citrix
18 31 (35.23%) XenApp
19 30 (34.09%) XenServer
19 30 (34.09%) XenDesktop
19 30 (34.09%) Office Communications Server

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 84 (95.45%) MS Exchange
2 83 (94.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (56.82%) SharePoint
5 30 (34.09%) Office Communications Server
6 21 (23.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (22.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (17.05%) OpenStack
10 13 (14.77%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) MS Excel
2 14 (15.91%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 43 (48.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (61.36%) DHCP
1 54 (61.36%) DNS
2 51 (57.95%) Skype
3 10 (11.36%) SMS
4 3 (3.41%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.27%) VoIP
6 1 (1.14%) 3G
6 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Messaging Support
2 17 (19.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Desktop Engineer
2 17 (19.32%) Messaging Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Support Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Office 365 Specialist
5 11 (12.50%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 10 (11.36%) Messaging Specialist
7 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (9.09%) Consultant
9 6 (6.82%) Desktop Support
10 5 (5.68%) Messaging Consultant
10 5 (5.68%) Support Consultant
11 4 (4.55%) Lync Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) Collaboration Engineer
12 3 (3.41%) Lync Specialist
12 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Support
13 2 (2.27%) Collaboration Consultant
13 2 (2.27%) SCCM Engineer
13 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 41 (46.59%) Computer Science
2 13 (14.77%) Blackberry
2 13 (14.77%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (95.45%) Windows
2 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 49 (55.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (14.77%) Android
6 13 (14.77%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (53.41%) ITIL
2 28 (31.82%) Migration
3 27 (30.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 27 (30.68%) Software Delivery
4 25 (28.41%) Load Balancing
5 17 (19.32%) Capacity Planning
5 17 (19.32%) Incident Management
6 15 (17.05%) Content Management
7 12 (13.64%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.27%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.27%) Project Management
8 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 43 (48.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (46.59%) Degree
4 40 (45.45%) MCSE
5 39 (44.32%) SC Cleared
6 29 (32.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (31.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 82 (93.18%) Active Directory
2 43 (48.86%) Hyper-V
3 31 (35.23%) XenApp
4 30 (34.09%) XenDesktop
4 30 (34.09%) XenServer
5 29 (32.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.95%) Brightmail
7 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) SCCM
2 19 (21.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.36%) VMware
3 31 (35.23%) Citrix
4 29 (32.95%) AppSense
5 18 (20.45%) HP
6 13 (14.77%) Trend Micro
7 11 (12.50%) IronPort
8 4 (4.55%) Symantec
9 3 (3.41%) ThinPrint
10 2 (2.27%) Compaq
10 2 (2.27%) Dell
10 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.27%) SAP