The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South Wales region.

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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 53 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.32% 0.70% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.77% 4.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
103 67 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.05% 15.62% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 43 45
Average daily rate £325 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £143 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Lync
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 8 £275 -42.10%
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
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Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lync.

1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (85.71%) SharePoint
3 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
3 13 (61.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (47.62%) CRM
5 10 (47.62%) Document Management
5 10 (47.62%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
6 9 (42.86%) Workflow
6 9 (42.86%) Migration
6 9 (42.86%) SaaS
7 7 (33.33%) SQL
8 6 (28.57%) CMS
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
9 5 (23.81%) BDD
9 5 (23.81%) Scrum
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
9 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (23.81%) TDD
9 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (23.81%) Sitecore
10 4 (19.05%) Data Mapping
10 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (19.05%) Casewise

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 13 (61.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (28.57%) CMS
4 5 (23.81%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (42.86%) SaaS
3 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Data Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Business Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Development Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Support Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Trainer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Programme Office Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) ASP.NET
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) GIS
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) CRM
1 10 (47.62%) Document Management
2 9 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 9 (42.86%) Workflow
2 9 (42.86%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) BDD
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
3 5 (23.81%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (23.81%) TDD
3 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) Data Mapping
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Validation
4 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (14.29%) Release Management
5 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.52%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) XenApp
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Sitecore
3 4 (19.05%) Casewise
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) ESRI
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) AppSense