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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 98 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.28% 0.31% 0.50%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 1.69% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +17.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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
269 355 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.63% 18.10% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 244 227
Median daily rate £400 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £566 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +79.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Wakefield - 4 £275 -
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Office 365
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 6 (54.55%) SLA
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) Android
6 4 (36.36%) Skype
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
6 4 (36.36%) MS Office
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) SCOM
7 3 (27.27%) Brocade
7 3 (27.27%) JIRA
7 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
7 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
7 3 (27.27%) Dell
7 3 (27.27%) AirWatch
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
7 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 2 (18.18%) VMware
9 1 (9.09%) XMPP
9 1 (9.09%) Service Management
9 1 (9.09%) Back Office
9 1 (9.09%) Telecoms

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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
1 4 (36.36%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (27.27%) Bitbucket
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Games
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (36.36%) Android
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
1 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (9.09%) Disk Encryption
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Service Management
1 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) AirWatch
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 3 (27.27%) Brocade
2 3 (27.27%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) Panasonic