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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 64 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 42 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.33% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 26 0 0
Median daily rate £268 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
- -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
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
300 123 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 23.81% 17.04% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 82 73
Median daily rate £310 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £480 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 6 5
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £19.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 41 £265 - 3
Skype for Business
North East

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 61 (93.85%) Windows
1 61 (93.85%) MS Exchange
2 60 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 60 (92.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (80.00%) DHCP
3 52 (80.00%) DNS
4 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
5 46 (70.77%) ITIL
6 42 (64.62%) Hyper-V
7 35 (53.85%) Security Cleared
8 32 (49.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
8 32 (49.23%) VMware
9 31 (47.69%) Citrix
9 31 (47.69%) XenApp
10 30 (46.15%) XenServer
10 30 (46.15%) XenDesktop
11 29 (44.62%) SCCM
11 29 (44.62%) SharePoint
11 29 (44.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (44.62%) AppSense
12 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
12 28 (43.08%) Skype
13 27 (41.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 27 (41.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 27 (41.54%) Software Delivery
14 26 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
14 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 26 (40.00%) Degree
14 26 (40.00%) Computer Science

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 61 (93.85%) MS Exchange
2 60 (92.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (49.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (44.62%) SharePoint
5 22 (33.85%) Office Communications Server
6 19 (29.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (27.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (6.15%) OpenStack
10 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (80.00%) DHCP
1 52 (80.00%) DNS
2 28 (43.08%) Skype
3 10 (15.38%) SMS
4 3 (4.62%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.08%) VoIP
6 1 (1.54%) 3G
6 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (27.69%) Messaging Support
2 17 (26.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 17 (26.15%) Desktop Engineer
3 12 (18.46%) Support Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) Messaging Engineer
5 10 (15.38%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 9 (13.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (10.77%) Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support
8 6 (9.23%) Messaging Specialist
9 4 (6.15%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (6.15%) Support Consultant
10 3 (4.62%) Collaboration Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) SharePoint Support
11 2 (3.08%) Exchange Specialist
11 2 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
11 2 (3.08%) SharePoint Consultant
12 1 (1.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 1 (1.54%) PC Support
12 1 (1.54%) PC Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 12 (18.46%) Blackberry
2 12 (18.46%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (93.85%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 26 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (18.46%) Android
5 12 (18.46%) Apple iOS
5 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (70.77%) ITIL
2 27 (41.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 27 (41.54%) Software Delivery
3 16 (24.62%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (24.62%) Incident Management
4 14 (21.54%) Content Management
5 11 (16.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (10.77%) Load Balancing
6 7 (10.77%) Migration
7 2 (3.08%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.08%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.08%) Project Management
7 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 28 (43.08%) SC Cleared
3 27 (41.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 26 (40.00%) Degree
5 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (32.31%) MCSE
7 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 60 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 42 (64.62%) Hyper-V
3 31 (47.69%) XenApp
4 30 (46.15%) XenDesktop
4 30 (46.15%) XenServer
5 29 (44.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (10.77%) Brightmail
7 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (3.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (44.62%) SCCM
2 19 (29.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (75.38%) Microsoft
2 32 (49.23%) VMware
3 31 (47.69%) Citrix
4 29 (44.62%) AppSense
5 12 (18.46%) Trend Micro
6 7 (10.77%) HP
6 7 (10.77%) IronPort
7 4 (6.15%) Symantec
8 3 (4.62%) ThinPrint
9 2 (3.08%) Compaq
9 2 (3.08%) Dell
9 2 (3.08%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.08%) SAP