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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.20% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -44.04% +4.57%  

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 122 132 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.68% 18.91% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 86 42
Median daily rate £350 £325 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +5.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £524 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £290 - 1
Wallsend - 1 - -
Skype for Business
North East

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 17 (65.38%) Office 365
3 16 (61.54%) Skype
3 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
3 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
4 15 (57.69%) SC Cleared
4 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
5 12 (46.15%) DHCP
5 12 (46.15%) DNS
6 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (34.62%) MS Office
9 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 8 (30.77%) Office Communications Server
9 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (30.77%) Android
9 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
10 7 (26.92%) Trend Micro
10 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
10 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
10 7 (26.92%) Blackberry

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (57.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (57.69%) SharePoint
3 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (38.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (34.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (30.77%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Office
2 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (65.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (61.54%) Skype
2 12 (46.15%) DHCP
2 12 (46.15%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Network Security
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Consultant
1 8 (30.77%) Messaging Engineer
1 8 (30.77%) Messaging Support
2 7 (26.92%) Messaging Consultant
3 6 (23.08%) Support Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Collaboration Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Blackberry
2 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Android
3 8 (30.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile Device Management
1 7 (26.92%) Visualisation
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.54%) Content Management
5 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) BPR
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 15 (57.69%) SC Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (19.23%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 4 (15.38%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
1 4 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Trend Micro
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) AppSense
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) F5