The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 27 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 111 96
Rank change year-on-year +9 -15  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.070% 0.44% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.50% 2.83% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Median daily rate £181 £555 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.38% +54.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £23.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -31.91% +46.87%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 200 318 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.93% 15.50% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 223 232
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
Median hourly rate £13.93 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.93% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.76% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) SLA
2 4 (66.67%) Skype
3 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (33.33%) Business Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Coaching
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Yammer
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Skype
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Communications Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Coaching
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
1 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft