The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 17 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.54% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 18.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £24.15 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-47.20% +20.75%

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

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
22 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.47% 18.56% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 12
Median daily rate £475 £550 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £510 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +200.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford 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 Watford

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Skype for Business
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Watford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Finance

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Skype
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Business Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (100.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) MCSE
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM