Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 18 August 2018 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 68 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 +20 +17
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 10 34 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.79% 2.75% 2.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.41% 11.53% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 37 43
North East median daily rate £400 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -1.79% -
10th Percentile £261 £195 £225
90th Percentile £590 £327 £343
England median daily rate £375 £393 £375
% change year-on-year -4.52% +4.73% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
North East median hourly rate £13.50 - £28.00
10th Percentile £12.75 - £25.50
90th Percentile £14.25 - £36.90
England median hourly rate £19.45 £17.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.38% -32.00% +42.90%

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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 227 295 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 17.85% 23.85% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 198 365
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -22.89%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £550 £556 £475
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 42
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.09% -1.79% +115.38%
10th Percentile £12.90 £9.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £20.70 £40.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North East over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in the North East

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -10 10 £400 +40.35% 1
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (90.00%) Office 365
2 8 (80.00%) Skype
3 5 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) SFIA
6 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
7 1 (10.00%) Server Building
7 1 (10.00%) API Development
7 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
7 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Office 365
2 5 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Skype
2 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Product Owner
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
3 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Product Owner
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Velocity
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) SFIA
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (10.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Product Management
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) APMG
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Dell
1 1 (10.00%) HP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) VMware