The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 112 112 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.59% 0.82% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.49% 4.57% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 4
Median daily rate £335 £540 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.96% +109.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £450 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £638 £342
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

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

Application Platforms Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
372 503 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 16.96% 17.91% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 329 287
Median daily rate £425 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 6
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £12.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
West Yorkshire -1 6 £275 -49.07% 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £350 - 2
North Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 23 (69.70%) Skype
3 18 (54.55%) Office 365
4 11 (33.33%) Windows
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 9 (27.27%) PBX
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.21%) Polycom
8 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
9 6 (18.18%) SLA
9 6 (18.18%) MS Office
10 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
10 5 (15.15%) DNS
10 5 (15.15%) VMware
10 5 (15.15%) Brocade
10 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.12%) SCOM
11 4 (12.12%) Android
12 3 (9.09%) Cisco
12 3 (9.09%) Dell
12 3 (9.09%) IIS
12 3 (9.09%) ITIL
12 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (9.09%) AirWatch
12 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
12 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in 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 5 (15.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Domino
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Quickr
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (54.55%) Office 365
2 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Skype
2 9 (27.27%) PBX
3 5 (15.15%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
5 1 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) SSH
5 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 3 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 9 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Consultant
2 11 (33.33%) Business Consultant
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Lync Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Network Designer
6 1 (3.03%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) FMCG
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.12%) Android
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL
1 3 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
2 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.03%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (3.03%) Document Management
3 1 (3.03%) Email Management
3 1 (3.03%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) High Availability
3 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.03%) Service Management
3 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) CCDP
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 3 (9.09%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.06%) SCCM
4 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Polycom
3 5 (15.15%) Brocade
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (6.06%) Avaya
5 2 (6.06%) Genesys
5 2 (6.06%) Lotus
5 2 (6.06%) Verint
6 1 (3.03%) Apple
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.03%) Panasonic
6 1 (3.03%) Vignette