Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 175 180
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 22 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.45% 0.33% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.96% 2.22% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 14
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £195 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.54% -55.68% +35.38%
10th Percentile £300 £187 £190
90th Percentile £499 £310 £600
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.50 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% -34.62% +49.86%

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 743 631 1,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.12% 14.92% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 674
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +16.20%
10th Percentile £268 £249 £258
90th Percentile £550 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 24
Yorkshire median hourly rate £22.08 £16.75 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.81% +12.61% +14.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.63 £9.30
90th Percentile £34.75 £28.83 £27.70
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -18 10 £469 +158.98% 4
North Yorkshire +5 7 £387 -
South Yorkshire -1 4 £413 +111.54% 2
Skype for Business
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 19 (86.36%) Skype
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
5 8 (36.36%) WAN
6 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (31.82%) VPN
6 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 6 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (27.27%) Office 365
7 6 (27.27%) LAN
7 6 (27.27%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) VMware
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
8 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
9 4 (18.18%) Meraki
9 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 4 (18.18%) Android
9 4 (18.18%) iPhone
9 4 (18.18%) 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 8 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.55%) IIS
4 1 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) OneDrive
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (4.55%) PaaS
4 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) Skype
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) VPN
4 6 (27.27%) LAN
5 5 (22.73%) DNS
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 4 (18.18%) IPsec
6 4 (18.18%) MPLS
6 4 (18.18%) SSL
7 3 (13.64%) FCoE
7 3 (13.64%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (13.64%) H.323
7 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
7 3 (13.64%) OSPF
7 3 (13.64%) PBX
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) VoIP
7 3 (13.64%) Wireless
7 3 (13.64%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) MySQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) JIRA
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Military
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) IT Technician
3 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (18.18%) iPhone
4 3 (13.64%) Tandem
5 2 (9.09%) Clustering
5 2 (9.09%) CMDB
5 2 (9.09%) PKI
6 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) Android
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
5 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.09%) High Availability
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Server Building
5 2 (9.09%) Server Management
5 2 (9.09%) Server Patching
5 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) CCNP
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) PMP
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Meraki
3 4 (18.18%) Remedy
4 3 (13.64%) Aruba
4 3 (13.64%) Avaya
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) McAfee
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
6 1 (4.55%) IBM
6 1 (4.55%) Lumension
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.55%) Sophos
6 1 (4.55%) Tableau