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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 63 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.76% 1.25% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.36% 6.42% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £415 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% -12.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
149 109 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.78% 19.40% 16.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 43
Average daily rate £388 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -13 5 £325 -21.68%
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Billing
2 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
2 3 (42.86%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) B2B
2 3 (42.86%) B2C
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) PMO Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) UML
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) B2B
1 3 (42.86%) B2C
1 3 (42.86%) TOGAF
1 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware