Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 137 123
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14 -11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 8 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.40% 0.31% 1.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.18% 1.84% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 25
Leeds median daily rate £250 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -27.50% +55.04%
10th Percentile £129 £201 £235
90th Percentile £455 £475 £635
West Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £328 £450
% change year-on-year +1.15% -27.22% +39.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Leeds median hourly rate - - £14.30
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £14.30

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 412 434 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 18.21% 16.70% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 254 402
Leeds median daily rate £416 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% - +18.96%
10th Percentile £275 £264 £240
90th Percentile £575 £565 £545
West Yorkshire median daily rate £405 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 26
Leeds median hourly rate £20.25 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.79% +1.67% -2.80%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £27.30 £31.50 £37.04
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% -2.80%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Leeds

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Leeds

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (100.00%) Skype
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (33.33%) VoIP
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
7 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
8 1 (11.11%) Office 365
8 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
1 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
1 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
1 5 (55.56%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Skype
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Technical Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco