Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 161 140
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21 -6
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.43% 0.39% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.50% 2.36% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 26
West Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £328 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.15% -31.05% +47.29%
10th Percentile £143 £223 £221
90th Percentile £488 £475 £631
Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £350 £450
% change year-on-year -28.57% -22.22% +68.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £14.30
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £14.30

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 520 593 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.03% 16.46% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 350 530
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £274 £263 £255
90th Percentile £565 £538 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.15% +3.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 32
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -3.33% -2.80%
10th Percentile £10.38 £12.58 £9.28
90th Percentile £25.70 £31.50 £37.04
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £21.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -22.62% +40.00% -6.25%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 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
Leeds +10 9 £250 -31.03%
Bradford +16 2 £413 +0.92% 1
Skype for Business
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (92.31%) Skype
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) SCCM
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (38.46%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 1 (7.69%) Office 365
9 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
9 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (7.69%) Android
9 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
9 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
9 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.69%) SLA

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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (92.31%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Technical Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Communications Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco