The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 49 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.38% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.25% 3.85% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £185 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.21% -63.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £185 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £197 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £363 £318
% change year-on-year
-4.82% +14.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
97 78 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.75% 13.64% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 68
Median daily rate £410 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £36.75 £13.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.54% +164.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Watford - 4 - - 1
Rickmansworth +1 3 £275 +48.64%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £525 - 1
Skype for Business
East of England

Skype for Business
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (37.50%) Skype
2 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
3 3 (18.75%) Aruba
3 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Coaching
4 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 2 (12.50%) C
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Skype
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) MPLS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Trainer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Business Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Business Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Trainer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Aruba
1 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco