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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 121 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.20% 0.84% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.26% 4.46% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £200 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
317 404 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 15.61% 18.87% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 247 161
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 15
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -37.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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
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 25 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
Leeds -11 3 £200 -42.85%
Wakefield - 1 - -
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Office 365
3 9 (56.25%) MS Office
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (31.25%) Apple
5 5 (31.25%) e-Learning
5 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) Video Editing
5 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 4 (25.00%) Twitter
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (25.00%) Open Source
6 4 (25.00%) Social Media
6 4 (25.00%) Skype
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (25.00%) Games
6 4 (25.00%) Intranet
6 4 (25.00%) Adobe
6 4 (25.00%) Publishing
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) FTP
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
7 3 (18.75%) Brocade
7 3 (18.75%) 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) FTP
1 4 (25.00%) Intranet
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) PBX
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (12.50%) Bitbucket
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Protractor
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (25.00%) Games
1 4 (25.00%) Publishing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Product Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Digital Product Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Product Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) e-Learning Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) e-Learning
1 5 (31.25%) Video Editing
2 4 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (25.00%) Social Media
3 3 (18.75%) Learning Management System
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
4 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Apple
3 4 (25.00%) Adobe
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Twitter
4 3 (18.75%) Brocade
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco