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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 127 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.42% 0.55% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.99% 2.54% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £550 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.71% +26.66%
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
602 629 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 20.84% 21.53% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 376 283
Median daily rate £425 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 23
Median hourly rate £10.99 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £29.00 £25.00
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 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 3 May 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 3 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
West Yorkshire +8 9 £578 +35.88% 3
South Yorkshire -7 2 £440 +60.00% 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 26 (68.42%) Office 365
2 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Windows
4 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
4 15 (39.47%) Migration
5 14 (36.84%) Skype
6 10 (26.32%) Project Management
7 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
7 9 (23.68%) Apple
7 9 (23.68%) Python
7 9 (23.68%) C++
7 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
7 9 (23.68%) MS Office
8 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.79%) ITIL
10 5 (13.16%) DNS
10 5 (13.16%) Cisco
10 5 (13.16%) e-Learning
10 5 (13.16%) Video Editing
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (10.53%) Twitter
11 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
11 4 (10.53%) Social Media
11 4 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
11 4 (10.53%) Open Source
11 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (10.53%) Games
11 4 (10.53%) Finance
11 4 (10.53%) Publishing

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 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 26 (68.42%) Office 365
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) Skype
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) FTP
3 4 (10.53%) Intranet
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall
5 2 (5.26%) PBX
5 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 2 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.63%) Protractor
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
1 4 (10.53%) Games
1 4 (10.53%) Publishing
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (10.53%) Consultant
1 4 (10.53%) Delivery Manager
1 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
1 4 (10.53%) Service Manager
2 3 (7.89%) Product Manager
2 3 (7.89%) Senior Manager
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 Support
3 2 (5.26%) Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) IT Support
3 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Senior Product Manager
3 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (5.26%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.63%) Ajax
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) e-Learning
1 5 (13.16%) Video Editing
2 4 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
2 4 (10.53%) Social Media
3 3 (7.89%) Learning Management System
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Fintech
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Android
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.63%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) Migration
3 10 (26.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 6 (15.79%) ITIL
6 4 (10.53%) Open Source
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 2 (5.26%) User Stories
9 1 (2.63%) Business Analysis
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (2.63%) DevOps
9 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
9 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
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
1 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) MCITP
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Apple
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Adobe
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Twitter
5 3 (7.89%) Brocade
5 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.63%) Sage
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) VMware