Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 73 87
Rank change year-on-year -20 +14 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 7 19 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.66% 1.99% 2.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.24% 8.15% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 38
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £215 £277
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +86.05% -22.24% -
10th Percentile £261 £196 £225
90th Percentile £608 £345 £322
North East median daily rate £400 £275 £280
% change year-on-year +45.45% -1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £28.50
North East median hourly rate - - £28.50

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 216 233 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.44% 24.45% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 154 341
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £363 £385 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.84% +22.22% -23.64%
10th Percentile £261 £237 £224
90th Percentile £552 £528 £488
North East median daily rate £373 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -0.67% +17.19% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 33
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -7.14% +115.38%
10th Percentile £16.15 £9.58 £15.00
90th Percentile £32.45 £40.00 £36.00
North East median hourly rate £18.25 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -29.81% -7.14% +115.38%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 7 £400 +86.05% 1
Skype for Business
North East

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (85.71%) Office 365
1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) SFIA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
4 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) OneDrive
3 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) PBX
3 1 (14.29%) PSTN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager - Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) SFIA
1 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Contract Management
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (14.29%) Data Management
2 1 (14.29%) Decision-Making
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
2 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCDP
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Polycom
2 1 (14.29%) VMware