The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 15 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.40% 0.47% 1.45%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.51% 2.75% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
Median daily rate £395 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £357 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £409 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 111 109 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.76% 16.90% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 61 80
Median daily rate £400 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -54.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £29.20 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Hertfordshire

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business 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 25 June 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 -1 4 £225 -
Rickmansworth - 4 £315 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £650 -
Hatfield - 2 £488 -
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 16 (88.89%) Skype
2 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 8 (44.44%) OneDrive
3 8 (44.44%) Office 365
4 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (27.78%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (22.22%) Symantec
7 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (22.22%) VBScript
7 4 (22.22%) CESG
7 4 (22.22%) Altiris
7 4 (22.22%) LANDesk
7 4 (22.22%) XenApp
7 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
7 4 (22.22%) SCCM
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (22.22%) Presales
7 4 (22.22%) BitLocker
7 4 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (22.22%) Disk Encryption

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Office 365
1 8 (44.44%) OneDrive
2 3 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (88.89%) Skype
2 3 (16.67%) PBX
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Lync Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Migration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) SCCM Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) CESG
2 2 (11.11%) Social Media
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 4 (22.22%) Disk Encryption
2 4 (22.22%) Presales
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.56%) Content Management
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) CCENT
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (22.22%) BitLocker
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (22.22%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
1 4 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Citrix
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Altiris
3 4 (22.22%) LANDesk
3 4 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Facebook
5 1 (5.56%) iManage
5 1 (5.56%) Polycom