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 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 90 106 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 -3  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.37% 0.36% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.28% 1.97% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -26.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 219 356 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 16.42% 18.39% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 224 221
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 10
Median hourly rate £19.00 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in West Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Leeds +9 2 - - 3
Wakefield - 2 £275 -
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

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

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Office 365
3 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (54.55%) SLA
3 6 (54.55%) Skype
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 3 (27.27%) SCOM
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (27.27%) AirWatch
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
7 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Yammer
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 2 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
8 1 (9.09%) Panasonic
8 1 (9.09%) XenApp
8 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (9.09%) Coaching
8 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) Office 365
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (18.18%) Yammer
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Games
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Azure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Communications Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (36.36%) Android
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (9.09%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) AirWatch
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (9.09%) Brocade
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus
2 1 (9.09%) Panasonic
2 1 (9.09%) VMware