The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire 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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 117 107 99
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.84% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.30% 4.01% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Median daily rate £578 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.41% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
392 424 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.28% 21.04% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 266 182
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 13
Median hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +47.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +15.34%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
Leeds -6 9 £578 +60.41% 5
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
1 11 (78.57%) Office 365
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) Apple
4 5 (35.71%) e-Learning
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
4 5 (35.71%) Video Editing
5 4 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (28.57%) Open Source
5 4 (28.57%) Social Media
5 4 (28.57%) Twitter
5 4 (28.57%) Publishing
5 4 (28.57%) Games
5 4 (28.57%) Intranet
5 4 (28.57%) Adobe
5 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) FTP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
6 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (21.43%) Skype
6 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Learning Management System

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (21.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) FTP
1 4 (28.57%) Intranet
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) PBX
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (14.29%) Bitbucket
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Protractor
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (28.57%) Games
1 4 (28.57%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Product Manager
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Digital Product Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Product Manager
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) e-Learning Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum Master
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Strategy Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) e-Learning
1 5 (35.71%) Video Editing
2 4 (28.57%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (28.57%) Social Media
3 3 (21.43%) Learning Management System
3 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) Waterfall
2 4 (28.57%) Open Source
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Apple
3 4 (28.57%) Adobe
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Twitter
4 3 (21.43%) Brocade
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) VMware