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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 108 105 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.27% 2.98% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £578 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.88% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £355 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +20.63%
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
396 436 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.80% 21.80% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 265 191
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 £533 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Median hourly rate £9.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +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 5 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 5 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 +35.88% 4
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 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 23 (76.67%) Office 365
2 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (46.67%) Skype
4 12 (40.00%) Migration
5 11 (36.67%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) C++
6 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
6 9 (30.00%) Python
6 9 (30.00%) Project Management
7 8 (26.67%) MS Office
7 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 6 (20.00%) Apple
9 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.67%) e-Learning
9 5 (16.67%) Video Editing
10 4 (13.33%) Open Source
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Twitter
10 4 (13.33%) Games
10 4 (13.33%) Publishing
10 4 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
10 4 (13.33%) HP
10 4 (13.33%) Adobe
10 4 (13.33%) Intranet
10 4 (13.33%) ITIL
10 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
10 4 (13.33%) FTP
10 4 (13.33%) DNS

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 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (76.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) Skype
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (13.33%) FTP
2 4 (13.33%) Intranet
3 2 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) Telepresence
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Protractor
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (13.33%) Games
1 4 (13.33%) Publishing
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
1 4 (13.33%) Service Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Product Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Digital Delivery Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Digital Product Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Senior Product Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum Master
4 1 (3.33%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Strategy Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) e-Learning
1 5 (16.67%) Video Editing
2 4 (13.33%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (13.33%) Social Media
3 3 (10.00%) Learning Management System
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Migration
3 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
5 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Open Source
5 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
7 2 (6.67%) User Stories
8 1 (3.33%) Change Management
8 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.33%) Requirements Engineering
8 1 (3.33%) Service Management
8 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) C++
1 9 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (30.00%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) APMP
2 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Apple
3 4 (13.33%) Adobe
3 4 (13.33%) HP
3 4 (13.33%) Twitter
4 3 (10.00%) Brocade
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) VMware