Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 64 91
Rank change year-on-year -24 +27 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 15 38 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.17% 3.06% 3.02%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.98% 13.52% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 43 51
North East median daily rate £465 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.00% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £341 £195 £220
90th Percentile £515 £428 £406
England median daily rate £390 £365 £360
% change year-on-year +6.85% +1.39% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 17
North East median hourly rate £12.64 - £28.00
10th Percentile £11.87 - £12.43
90th Percentile £14.00 - £36.36
England median hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £17.10
% change year-on-year -4.41% -0.58% +3.64%

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 215 281 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.80% 22.62% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 209 455
North East median daily rate £410 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +13.64% -24.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £225
90th Percentile £550 £598 £525
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 50
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £10.13 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -63.84% +38.96%
10th Percentile £11.56 £8.08 £14.90
90th Percentile £21.35 £33.35 £36.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% +5.10%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -15 14 £465 +48.09% 6
Durham -9 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 13 (86.67%) Office 365
1 13 (86.67%) Skype
2 10 (66.67%) OneDrive
2 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 10 (66.67%) SCCM
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.67%) Server Building
6 1 (6.67%) API Development
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) SFIA
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Service Design
6 1 (6.67%) Workload Management
6 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
6 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
6 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (6.67%) iPhone
6 1 (6.67%) Product Management

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 10 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (86.67%) Office 365
2 10 (66.67%) OneDrive
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Consultant
1 5 (33.33%) Deployment Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (26.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Product Owner
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Product Owner
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Velocity
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) Microservices
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Product Management
2 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.67%) User Stories
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) APMG
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Dell