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 24 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)
England / North East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 74 67
Rank change year-on-year +33 -7  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 55 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.22% 3.42% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.51% 14.63% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 35 0
Median daily rate £275 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £345 £320
% change year-on-year +3.62% +7.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

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 109 376 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 19.50% 23.35% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 245 99
Median daily rate £290 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £438 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +93.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.18 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in the North East over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +37 9 £215 -23.21% 3
Durham -4 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North East region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 31 (86.11%) Security Cleared
1 31 (86.11%) Office 365
1 31 (86.11%) Skype
2 28 (77.78%) SharePoint
3 27 (75.00%) SC Cleared
4 26 (72.22%) MS Exchange
5 25 (69.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 24 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
7 22 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
8 20 (55.56%) Office Communications Server
8 20 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (41.67%) Content Management
10 15 (41.67%) ITIL
11 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
11 12 (33.33%) Windows
12 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (25.00%) DHCP
13 9 (25.00%) DNS
13 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 6 (16.67%) MCSE
14 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
14 6 (16.67%) Migration
15 5 (13.89%) Trend Micro
15 5 (13.89%) Visualisation
15 5 (13.89%) Blackberry

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 28 (77.78%) SharePoint
2 26 (72.22%) MS Exchange
3 25 (69.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (55.56%) Office Communications Server
5 20 (55.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (61.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 31 (86.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (86.11%) Skype
2 9 (25.00%) DHCP
2 9 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (66.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 19 (52.78%) Messaging Support
3 14 (38.89%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 14 (38.89%) Support Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Consultant
4 6 (16.67%) Messaging Consultant
5 5 (13.89%) Support Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) IT Support
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.89%) Android
4 5 (13.89%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 15 (41.67%) Content Management
2 15 (41.67%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Migration
4 5 (13.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (13.89%) Visualisation
5 4 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.78%) Analytics
7 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.78%) BPR
7 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.78%) CRM
7 1 (2.78%) Dashboard Development
7 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (2.78%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (2.78%) ETL
7 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.78%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (86.11%) Security Cleared
2 27 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (16.67%) MCSE
5 3 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Trend Micro
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix