Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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)
England > North East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 89 114
Rank change year-on-year +23 +25 -18
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 35 76 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.85% 2.81% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.64% 11.82% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 1
North East median daily rate £304 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -20.00% +38.38%
10th Percentile £195 £225 £363
90th Percentile £449 £412 £388
England median daily rate £364 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.04% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 0
North East median hourly rate - £27.50 -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -6.06%

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 277 643 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 22.59% 23.74% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 431 262
North East median daily rate £380 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -22.35% +22.39%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £264
90th Percentile £593 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 48 8
North East median hourly rate £9.75 £27.75 £21.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.86% +28.62% +16.62%
10th Percentile £7.95 £14.70 £11.78
90th Percentile £29.75 £36.00 £26.65
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +8.33%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +26 29 £324 +6.07%
Durham -1 2 £195 -29.09%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) MS Exchange
2 26 (74.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
4 22 (62.86%) Office 365
5 21 (60.00%) Skype
6 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
7 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
8 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (42.86%) MCSE
9 14 (40.00%) Migration
10 13 (37.14%) VMware
10 13 (37.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (37.14%) AppSense
10 13 (37.14%) Citrix
10 13 (37.14%) DHCP
10 13 (37.14%) DNS
10 13 (37.14%) XenApp
10 13 (37.14%) SCCM
10 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (37.14%) XenDesktop
11 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
12 11 (31.43%) XenServer
12 11 (31.43%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
12 11 (31.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (28.57%) SMS

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 26 (74.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 26 (74.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (37.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
4 11 (31.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (28.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (22.86%) OpenStack
8 1 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (62.86%) Office 365
2 4 (11.43%) SaaS
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) Skype
2 13 (37.14%) DHCP
2 13 (37.14%) DNS
3 10 (28.57%) SMS
4 4 (11.43%) PBX
4 4 (11.43%) PSTN
4 4 (11.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (22.86%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 9 (25.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Messaging Specialist
5 5 (14.29%) Collaboration Specialist
5 5 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) Messaging Support
7 3 (8.57%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Office 365 Trainer
8 2 (5.71%) Trainer
8 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Citrix Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
1 8 (22.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (40.00%) Migration
2 11 (31.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
4 6 (17.14%) ITIL
4 6 (17.14%) Software Delivery
5 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.86%) C#
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (65.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (51.43%) SC Cleared
3 15 (42.86%) MCSE
3 15 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (8.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (37.14%) XenApp
2 13 (37.14%) XenDesktop
3 11 (31.43%) XenServer
4 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
5 8 (22.86%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 13 (37.14%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (37.14%) AppSense
2 13 (37.14%) Citrix
2 13 (37.14%) VMware
3 8 (22.86%) IronPort
4 4 (11.43%) Polycom
5 1 (2.86%) BEA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco