Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 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
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 187 161
Rank change year-on-year +46 -26 +12
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 51 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.09% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.81% 2.01% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 13 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £473 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.50% -14.29% -35.19%
10th Percentile £413 £145 £249
90th Percentile £525 £475 £539
England median daily rate £425 £362 £400
% change year-on-year +17.40% -9.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £18.00
England median hourly rate £15.19 £20.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year -24.08% +9.59% -18.89%

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 749 748 654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.01% 15.43% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 499 396
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £407 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £275 £259 £272
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
England median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.91% +6.53% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £13.55 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £31.25 £30.25 £28.95
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year -6.38% -3.61% +3.75%

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 +47 46 £475 +80.95% 3
South Yorkshire -3 4 £294 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 47 (92.16%) Skype
2 46 (90.20%) Office 365
3 38 (74.51%) SharePoint
4 28 (54.90%) Cisco
5 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
6 21 (41.18%) SC Cleared
7 19 (37.25%) Migration
8 17 (33.33%) IronPort
9 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
9 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
9 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
10 13 (25.49%) Windows
11 11 (21.57%) OneDrive
12 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.61%) SAN
13 9 (17.65%) Veritas
13 9 (17.65%) Symantec
13 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
13 9 (17.65%) MS Visio
13 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
13 9 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 9 (17.65%) Threat Management
14 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
14 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
15 7 (13.73%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (11.76%) SCCM

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 38 (74.51%) SharePoint
2 15 (29.41%) MS Exchange
3 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Project
1 9 (17.65%) MS Visio
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 46 (90.20%) Office 365
2 11 (21.57%) OneDrive
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (13.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (92.16%) Skype
2 10 (19.61%) SAN
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (9.80%) Firewall
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) DKIM
6 2 (3.92%) DMARC
6 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.92%) WLAN
7 1 (1.96%) OpenScape
7 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.96%) VoIP
7 1 (1.96%) WAN
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (41.18%) Office 365 Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Exchange Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) IronPort Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) IT Manager
3 5 (9.80%) Messaging Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Office 365 Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Office 365 Project Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Support
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) IT Technician
7 1 (1.96%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) WAP
2 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
2 1 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.49%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Windows 10
3 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Migration
2 9 (17.65%) Threat Management
3 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL
5 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (5.88%) Email Filtering
6 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.92%) Email Migration
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (3.92%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (3.92%) IT Strategy
7 2 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.96%) Availability Management
8 1 (1.96%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (50.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (41.18%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCSA
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 9 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
3 4 (7.84%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Cisco
2 17 (33.33%) IronPort
3 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.65%) Symantec
4 9 (17.65%) Veritas
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) Clearswift
6 2 (3.92%) McAfee
6 2 (3.92%) Meraki
7 1 (1.96%) CommVault
7 1 (1.96%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) Siemens