Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 10 December 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 163 165
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2 +20
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 47 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.95% 0.54% 0.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.96% 3.34% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 21
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £223 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +102.25% -36.43% -34.88%
10th Percentile £373 £132 £244
90th Percentile £525 £409 £456
England median daily rate £400 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +10.34% +0.69% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - -
England median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.80
% change year-on-year -10.29% +1.19% +8.39%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 789 718 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.89% 16.22% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 465 537
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £222 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £564
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 29 25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -25.58% +43.33%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.50 £12.85
90th Percentile £31.80 £24.70 £31.20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - +6.16%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Yorkshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
West Yorkshire +5 36 £463 +85.00% 3
South Yorkshire -10 6 £419 +114.74% 1
North Yorkshire -2 4 £400 +45.45%
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 46 (97.87%) Skype
2 29 (61.70%) Office 365
3 25 (53.19%) SharePoint
4 20 (42.55%) Cisco
5 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
6 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
9 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
10 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
11 10 (21.28%) Finance
12 9 (19.15%) IronPort
12 9 (19.15%) Migration
13 8 (17.02%) MS Visio
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
13 8 (17.02%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (14.89%) Threat Management
14 7 (14.89%) OneDrive
14 7 (14.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (14.89%) Android
14 7 (14.89%) iPhone
14 7 (14.89%) NetBackup
14 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Project
14 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 7 (14.89%) Symantec
14 7 (14.89%) SAN
14 7 (14.89%) Veritas
15 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 25 (53.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (17.02%) MS Visio
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (61.70%) Office 365
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.89%) OneDrive
4 5 (10.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (97.87%) Skype
2 7 (14.89%) Cisco IOS
2 7 (14.89%) SAN
2 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.77%) Firewall
3 6 (12.77%) LAN
3 6 (12.77%) WAN
4 4 (8.51%) VoIP
4 4 (8.51%) VPN
5 3 (6.38%) DHCP
5 3 (6.38%) DNS
5 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.38%) FTP
5 3 (6.38%) H.323
5 3 (6.38%) HTTP
5 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
5 3 (6.38%) MPLS
5 3 (6.38%) OSPF
5 3 (6.38%) SMTP
5 3 (6.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Office 365 Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) IT Manager
3 5 (10.64%) IT Project Manager
3 5 (10.64%) IT Technician
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Office 365 Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Office 365 Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Telephony Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (14.89%) iPhone
3 3 (6.38%) Tandem
3 3 (6.38%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) CCTV
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Windows
2 11 (23.40%) Windows 10
3 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.89%) Android
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Threat Management
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (10.64%) Project Management
4 5 (10.64%) Service Management
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.26%) Creative Thinking
7 2 (4.26%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (4.26%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.26%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (4.26%) Network Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) Security Cleared
2 12 (25.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) CCNP
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PMP
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) NetBackup
1 7 (14.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Cisco
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) IronPort
4 7 (14.89%) Symantec
4 7 (14.89%) Veritas
5 3 (6.38%) Aruba
5 3 (6.38%) Avaya
5 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.38%) Meraki
5 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.13%) Tableau