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 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 105 127 128
Rank change year-on-year +22 +1  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.80% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 1.61% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £313 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -26.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +6.38%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 333 560 488
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.69% 19.99% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 355 300
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 19
Median hourly rate £18.50 £10.99 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.33% -8.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £21.50 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
South Yorkshire - 11 £350 -
West Yorkshire +17 4 £275 -12.00%
North Yorkshire +10 2 - -
Skype for Business
England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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

1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (72.00%) Skype
3 15 (60.00%) Office 365
4 11 (44.00%) PBX
5 9 (36.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (28.00%) Polycom
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (28.00%) SLA
7 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
8 5 (20.00%) Android
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) SCOM
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
9 4 (16.00%) DNS
9 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
10 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
10 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
11 2 (8.00%) VoIP
11 2 (8.00%) DHCP
11 2 (8.00%) MS Office
11 2 (8.00%) VMware
11 2 (8.00%) SCCM

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Skype
2 11 (44.00%) PBX
3 4 (16.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) FTP
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
6 1 (4.00%) SSH
6 1 (4.00%) SSL
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.00%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 7 (28.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Games
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Business Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) Lync Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Coordinator
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.00%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Communications Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (20.00%) Android
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.00%) Change Management
1 1 (4.00%) Coaching
1 1 (4.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (4.00%) Disk Encryption
1 1 (4.00%) Document Management
1 1 (4.00%) Email Management
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL
1 1 (4.00%) Migration
1 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (4.00%) Service Management
1 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
1 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Polycom
3 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 1 (4.00%) Apple
4 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.00%) Brocade
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Dell
4 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) Panasonic
4 1 (4.00%) Vignette