The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 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)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 75 -
Rank change year-on-year +38 -  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 51 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.28% 3.63% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.33% 14.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 0
Median daily rate £215 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.21% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £36.45 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 73 354 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.53% 25.21% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 236 83
Median daily rate £320 £295 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.47% -0.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £239 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.69% +11.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 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 £36.90 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +8.69% +9.52%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Tyne and Wear

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +39 8 £215 -23.21% 2
Gateshead - 1 £350 - 1
Skype for Business
North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
1 18 (81.82%) Office 365
2 17 (77.27%) SharePoint
2 17 (77.27%) Skype
3 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
4 14 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 13 (59.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
5 13 (59.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
6 12 (54.55%) Windows
7 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (40.91%) DHCP
8 9 (40.91%) DNS
8 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (40.91%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 6 (27.27%) MCSE
10 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
10 5 (22.73%) Trend Micro
10 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
10 5 (22.73%) Android
10 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
10 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 17 (77.27%) SharePoint
2 15 (68.18%) MS Exchange
3 14 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (59.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (59.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (40.91%) Office Communications Server
5 9 (40.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (81.82%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Skype
2 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Messaging Consultant
2 6 (27.27%) Messaging Support
3 5 (22.73%) Support Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) IT Support
5 1 (4.55%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (22.73%) Android
4 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management
1 5 (22.73%) Visualisation
2 4 (18.18%) Content Management
2 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) BPR
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 14 (63.64%) SC Cleared
3 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (27.27%) MCSE
5 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (13.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
6 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Trend Micro
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix