The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 58 51 40
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.84% 2.01% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.60% 10.57% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Average daily rate
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£298 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
Lync
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
139 123 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 23.48% 19.04% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £25.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +85.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

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 1 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend 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 1 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -6 5 £298 +24.98%
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) .NET
3 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Billing
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) B2B
4 3 (30.00%) B2C
4 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (30.00%) Validation
4 3 (30.00%) GxP
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) MS Office

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) CMS
3 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (30.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) IT Governance
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) B2B
2 3 (30.00%) B2C
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) GxP
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Sitecore