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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 122 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 19 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.65% 0.77% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.63% 4.09% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Median daily rate £350 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £13.60 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.00% +6.66%
Skype for Business
England

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
523 563 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.91% 18.85% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 373 206
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 35
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.04 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 29 July 2016.

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 29 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
North Yorkshire +9 12 - - 1
West Yorkshire -13 4 £200 -40.74% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £440 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
4 13 (41.94%) Office 365
5 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (38.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (38.71%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (38.71%) Application Packaging
5 12 (38.71%) Social Network
5 12 (38.71%) Hyper-V
5 12 (38.71%) CRM
5 12 (38.71%) SQL
5 12 (38.71%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (29.03%) MS Office
6 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
7 8 (25.81%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (25.81%) SOA
7 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (25.81%) Clustering
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
7 8 (25.81%) Server Virtualisation
7 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
9 6 (19.35%) Apple
10 5 (16.13%) e-Learning
10 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.13%) DNS

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 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
2 12 (38.71%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (38.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (25.81%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 7 (22.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (38.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (41.94%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) FTP
2 4 (12.90%) Intranet
2 4 (12.90%) Skype
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.90%) Games
1 4 (12.90%) Publishing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Back Office
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 4 (12.90%) Delivery Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Technical Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Product Manager
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Digital Product Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Product Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Desktop Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Social Network
2 8 (25.81%) Clustering
3 5 (16.13%) e-Learning
3 5 (16.13%) Video Editing
4 4 (12.90%) Artificial Intelligence
4 4 (12.90%) Social Media
5 3 (9.68%) Learning Management System
5 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
7 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Application Packaging
1 12 (38.71%) CRM
2 9 (29.03%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (25.81%) Business Analysis
3 8 (25.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.81%) Server Virtualisation
3 8 (25.81%) SOA
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.90%) Open Source
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Change Control
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (38.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Apple
3 4 (12.90%) Adobe
3 4 (12.90%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) IBM
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Twitter
4 3 (9.68%) Brocade
4 3 (9.68%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) BT
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco