Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 161 179
Rank change year-on-year -18 +18 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 26 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.53% 0.56% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.48% 3.48% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 21
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.00% -28.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £321 £195 £225
90th Percentile £475 £419 £380
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - -
England median hourly rate £15.50 £16.35 £17.10
% change year-on-year -5.17% -4.42% +3.64%

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 747 690 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.31% 16.24% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 420 590
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.32% +5.68%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £263
90th Percentile £566 £563 £565
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.05% +40.00%
10th Percentile £10.03 £10.00 £13.07
90th Percentile £33.75 £24.60 £31.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.88% +2.50% +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 15 £438 +32.08% 5
South Yorkshire +1 5 £413 +111.54% 3
North Yorkshire -3 5 £400 +45.45%
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 23 (88.46%) Skype
2 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
6 7 (26.92%) Office 365
6 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
6 7 (26.92%) WAN
6 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Android
6 7 (26.92%) iPhone
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (23.08%) LAN
7 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (19.23%) DNS
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) SCCM
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) VPN
9 4 (15.38%) VoIP
9 4 (15.38%) Service Management
9 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (11.54%) Meraki
10 3 (11.54%) Aruba

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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Skype
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
3 6 (23.08%) LAN
4 5 (19.23%) DNS
5 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 4 (15.38%) VoIP
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
6 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
6 3 (11.54%) FTP
6 3 (11.54%) H.323
6 3 (11.54%) HTTP
6 3 (11.54%) HTTPS
6 3 (11.54%) IPsec
6 3 (11.54%) PBX
6 3 (11.54%) SMTP
6 3 (11.54%) SSL
6 3 (11.54%) Wireless
6 3 (11.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (3.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Technician
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Voice Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (26.92%) iPhone
3 3 (11.54%) Tandem
4 2 (7.69%) Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) CMDB
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.85%) CCTV
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 7 (26.92%) Android
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (15.38%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
5 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) CCNP
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PMP
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Aruba
3 3 (11.54%) Avaya
3 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Meraki
3 3 (11.54%) SolarWinds
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (7.69%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) IronPort
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.85%) Sophos
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas