Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 90 110
Rank change year-on-year +13 +20 -32
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 20 61 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 2.66% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.10% 11.17% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 39 2
North East median daily rate £350 £295 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.64% -34.44% +63.64%
10th Percentile £296 £241 £378
90th Percentile £638 £368 £523
England median daily rate £350 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
North East median hourly rate - £22.50 -
England median hourly rate £20.45 £16.29 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.54% -6.91% -2.78%

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 247 546 393
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 19.48% 23.79% 20.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 386 260
North East median daily rate £395 £340 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.18% -17.07% +17.14%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £270
90th Percentile £599 £533 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 7
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £22.50 £20.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.22% +10.84% -26.18%
10th Percentile £8.38 £10.25 £11.65
90th Percentile £33.80 £34.99 £26.70
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +29 18 £362 +16.61% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (75.00%) Skype
3 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (70.00%) Office 365
3 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (70.00%) Windows
3 14 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (60.00%) MCSE
4 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
6 9 (45.00%) Migration
7 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
7 8 (40.00%) C#
7 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (40.00%) .NET
7 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
7 8 (40.00%) XML
7 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (40.00%) IronPort
7 8 (40.00%) Brightmail
7 8 (40.00%) OpenStack

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 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (70.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (45.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (40.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (70.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Skype
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) PBX
3 4 (20.00%) PSTN
3 4 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.00%) SMS
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) LAN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Collaboration Specialist
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
1 8 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Migration
2 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) SFIA
5 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Management
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (40.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) MCSE
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) CCDP
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) CIPD
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CISM
5 1 (5.00%) CISSP
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Brightmail
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
3 4 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.00%) XenServer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) IronPort
3 5 (25.00%) Polycom
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Ivanti
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) BEA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) HP