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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 56 52 62
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.49% 0.45% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.88% 3.53% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £550 £185 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +197.29% -56.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £353
% change year-on-year -12.50% +13.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -45.00% +6.38%  

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 104 85 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.08% 12.67% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 40 78
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £249 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +152.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

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
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 March 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 - 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £550 -
Skype for Business
East of England

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 7 (63.64%) Skype
2 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Management
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
3 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 3 (27.27%) CCNA
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
3 3 (27.27%) Aruba
3 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) C
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
5 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) OneDrive
1 1 (9.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Skype
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Operations Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Business Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Business Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
1 4 (36.36%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNA
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Aruba
1 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft