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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 86 91 87
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.49% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.13% 2.86% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% +4.57%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 177 245 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 17.54% 17.18% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 153 149
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Yammer
2 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (25.00%) Back Office
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Brocade
3 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Yammer
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Back Office
1 1 (25.00%) Games
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) VMware