Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 89 104
Rank change year-on-year +27 +15 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 30 69 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 3.26% 2.93% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.82% 11.60% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 48 1
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £322 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £260 £219 £363
90th Percentile £638 £411 £388
North East median daily rate £303 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +0.83% -20.00% +38.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £28.00 -
North East median hourly rate - £27.50 -

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 234 595 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.43% 25.27% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 413 214
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £378 £330 £446
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.39% -26.05% +23.96%
10th Percentile £269 £225 £277
90th Percentile £603 £525 £584
North East median daily rate £380 £330 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -22.35% +21.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 43 5
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £9.50 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.07% +16.67% +31.51%
10th Percentile £7.89 £15.00 £14.27
90th Percentile £20.45 £36.00 £26.80
North East median hourly rate £9.75 £28.00 £21.58
% change year-on-year -65.18% +29.78% +16.62%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +29 29 £318 +6.00%
Gateshead - 1 £350 -
Skype for Business
North East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (83.33%) Windows
1 25 (83.33%) MS Exchange
1 25 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
4 17 (56.67%) Office 365
5 16 (53.33%) Skype
6 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (46.67%) DHCP
7 14 (46.67%) DNS
7 14 (46.67%) MCSE
7 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
8 13 (43.33%) XenApp
8 13 (43.33%) SCCM
8 13 (43.33%) Citrix
8 13 (43.33%) VMware
8 13 (43.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (43.33%) AppSense
8 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
9 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (36.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
10 11 (36.67%) Migration
10 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
10 11 (36.67%) XenServer
11 10 (33.33%) SMS
11 10 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010

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 25 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 25 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (36.67%) SharePoint
4 10 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (30.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (26.67%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) SaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Skype
2 14 (46.67%) DHCP
2 14 (46.67%) DNS
3 10 (33.33%) SMS
4 4 (13.33%) PBX
4 4 (13.33%) PSTN
4 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 9 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Collaboration Specialist
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 1 (3.33%) Collaboration Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Lync Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Lync Specialist
8 1 (3.33%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Migration
1 11 (36.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Content Management
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (23.33%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (46.67%) MCSE
3 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 3 (10.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (76.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (43.33%) XenApp
2 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
3 11 (36.67%) XenServer
4 9 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (23.33%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) AppSense
2 13 (43.33%) Citrix
2 13 (43.33%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) IronPort
4 4 (13.33%) Polycom
5 1 (3.33%) BEA
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco