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 28 June 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)
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 100 87
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds - 0.54% 1.24%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 3.72% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 9
Median daily rate - £555 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +54.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +9.55% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% +54.68%  

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 145 215 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 13.15% 14.51% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 260 412
Median daily rate £416 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £281 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 9
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% +52.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £14.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £14.75 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Yammer
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Business Change Management

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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Business Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft