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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 118 116 118
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 24 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 0.47% 0.090%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.91% 2.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 2
Average daily rate £540 £258 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.70% -57.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+33.28% -35.77%
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
614 463 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.09% 18.26% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 301 221
Average daily rate £425 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
Average hourly rate £10.99 £12.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.46 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +3 21 £540 +80.00% 5
North Yorkshire - 2 £263 - 4
Humberside - 1 £700 -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 21 (55.26%) Office 365
2 18 (47.37%) Skype
2 18 (47.37%) Migration
3 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (31.58%) Windows
5 10 (26.32%) Cisco
5 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 10 (26.32%) Project Management
6 9 (23.68%) Python
6 9 (23.68%) C++
6 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) DNS
9 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
9 5 (13.16%) Finance
10 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.53%) MS Office
10 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.53%) VPN
10 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
10 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (7.89%) Sage 200
11 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
11 3 (7.89%) APMP
11 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
11 3 (7.89%) Apple
11 3 (7.89%) Sage

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Project
4 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Sage 200
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) Skype
2 6 (15.79%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) Intranet
5 2 (5.26%) PBX
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) Telepresence
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (2.63%) Protractor
1 1 (2.63%) Selenium
1 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (10.53%) Analyst
1 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
1 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
2 3 (7.89%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Technical Manager
3 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Architect
3 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) IT Support
3 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.63%) Ajax
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Migration
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.26%) User Stories
8 1 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.63%) Change Management
8 1 (2.63%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.63%) MVC
8 1 (2.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) C++
1 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
1 9 (23.68%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) APMP
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) MCITP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Apple
2 3 (7.89%) Sage
3 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
3 1 (2.63%) BT
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) Dell
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) IronPort
3 1 (2.63%) M86 Security
3 1 (2.63%) RightFax
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
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