Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 83 94
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 +8
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 25 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.60% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.84% 4.13% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £438 £363 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +72.62% -42.07%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £148
90th Percentile £493 £550 £250
East of England median daily rate £356 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +18.75% -6.25% +146.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £10.00 - £17.50

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 254 242 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 16.27% 17.65% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 126 112
Hertfordshire median daily rate £416 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £185
90th Percentile £553 £538 £538
East of England median daily rate £430 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +10.97% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 17
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -41.54% +106.35%
10th Percentile £14.85 £12.45 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.55 £37.35
East of England median hourly rate £36.50 £31.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +15.87% +6.78% +40.48%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Hatfield - 7 £450 -
Stevenage -4 6 £240 -31.37%
Watford - 3 £225 -
Rickmansworth -8 1 £315 -3.08%
Skype for Business
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 25 (100.00%) Skype
2 23 (92.00%) SharePoint
3 19 (76.00%) MS Exchange
3 19 (76.00%) PowerShell
4 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (60.00%) Office 365
6 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (56.00%) Windows
6 14 (56.00%) VMware
7 13 (52.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (52.00%) VBScript
7 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (52.00%) Citrix
7 13 (52.00%) Symantec
7 13 (52.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (52.00%) CESG
7 13 (52.00%) Altiris
7 13 (52.00%) SCCM
7 13 (52.00%) LANDesk
7 13 (52.00%) XenApp
7 13 (52.00%) XenDesktop
7 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 13 (52.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 13 (52.00%) OneDrive
7 13 (52.00%) BitLocker
7 13 (52.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 13 (52.00%) Disk Encryption
8 11 (44.00%) User Experience
8 11 (44.00%) AppSense

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 23 (92.00%) SharePoint
2 19 (76.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (60.00%) Office 365
2 13 (52.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) Skype
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Consultant
2 8 (32.00%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (24.00%) SCCM Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Senior SCCM Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Server Support
4 4 (16.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Deployment Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Design Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 13 (52.00%) CESG
2 11 (44.00%) User Experience
3 6 (24.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (56.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 13 (52.00%) Disk Encryption
2 9 (36.00%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (36.00%) Presales
3 6 (24.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (8.00%) BCP
4 2 (8.00%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Line Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.00%) Operations Management
4 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Continuity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (52.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCENT
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (52.00%) BitLocker
2 13 (52.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 13 (52.00%) XenApp
2 13 (52.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 13 (52.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 13 (52.00%) SCCM
1 13 (52.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) VMware
3 13 (52.00%) Altiris
3 13 (52.00%) Citrix
3 13 (52.00%) LANDesk
3 13 (52.00%) Symantec
4 11 (44.00%) AppSense
5 2 (8.00%) Computacenter
6 1 (4.00%) iManage
6 1 (4.00%) Polycom