The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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)
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 22 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.52% 0.74% 1.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.90% 4.55% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £225 - £373
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 Watford with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 31 22 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 19.50% 16.30% 30.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 10
Median daily rate £350 £210 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -34.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £110 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
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 Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 Watford

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Watford

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 Watford region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 5 (83.33%) Skype
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Games
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) PBX
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 3 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (16.67%) iManage

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
1 3 (50.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Skype
2 3 (50.00%) PBX
General
1 3 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Migration Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) iManage