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 3 months to 28 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.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 71 56
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.49% 0.11% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.92% 0.61% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.61% -  
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 £15.50 £24.08 £26.50
% change year-on-year -35.61% -9.15%  

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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 151 165 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 20.86% 18.90% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 100 49
Median daily rate £340 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £521 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 - £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 13 £290 - 1
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
1 27 (69.23%) Skype
2 26 (66.67%) Office 365
3 25 (64.10%) MS Exchange
4 22 (56.41%) SharePoint
4 22 (56.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
5 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
6 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (43.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (43.59%) Windows
8 16 (41.03%) MS Office
8 16 (41.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (38.46%) Office Communications Server
10 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
10 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
10 14 (35.90%) DHCP
10 14 (35.90%) DNS
11 12 (30.77%) ITIL
12 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
13 10 (25.64%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (25.64%) Content Management
14 9 (23.08%) VMware
14 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (20.51%) Android
15 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
15 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (20.51%) MCSE

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 25 (64.10%) MS Exchange
2 22 (56.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 22 (56.41%) SharePoint
3 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (43.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 16 (41.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (38.46%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (41.03%) MS Office
2 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (66.67%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) Skype
2 14 (35.90%) DHCP
2 14 (35.90%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) PBX
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) VPN
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security
5 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Messaging Engineer
1 15 (38.46%) Messaging Support
2 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Consultant
5 7 (17.95%) Messaging Consultant
6 6 (15.38%) Support Consultant
7 5 (12.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
9 2 (5.13%) Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Collaboration Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Support
9 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (2.56%) IT Analyst
10 1 (2.56%) Office 365 Specialist
10 1 (2.56%) Senior Applications Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) BYOD
5 2 (5.13%) Digital Signage
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (43.59%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.51%) Android
4 8 (20.51%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (25.64%) Content Management
3 7 (17.95%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (17.95%) Visualisation
4 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
5 4 (10.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.56%) BPR
7 1 (2.56%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (56.41%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) MCSE
3 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.26%) XenServer
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
1 4 (10.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 7 (17.95%) Trend Micro
4 4 (10.26%) AppSense
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 2 (5.13%) Lotus
5 2 (5.13%) Mitel
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
6 1 (2.56%) F5
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