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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.70% 0.90% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.81% 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£426 £356 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.70% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +4.12%
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
105 70 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.45% 15.70% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 46 50
Average daily rate £363 £255 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £394 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £18.99 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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
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 22 September 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 -6 4 £426 +19.64%
Bridgend - - - -
Lync
Wales

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) SharePoint
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 7 (38.89%) MS Office
5 7 (38.89%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) Office 365
6 6 (33.33%) Finance
6 6 (33.33%) Validation
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
7 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
7 5 (27.78%) Data Mapping
7 5 (27.78%) Casewise
8 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (22.22%) SaaS
8 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (22.22%) Document Management
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) Workflow
8 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 4 (22.22%) CRM
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) GIS
9 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
10 2 (11.11%) Data Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (77.78%) SharePoint
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) CMS
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (38.89%) Office 365
3 4 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Trainer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Office Support
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Support Officer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) GIS
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Validation
2 6 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 5 (27.78%) Data Mapping
3 5 (27.78%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Document Management
4 4 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) BDD
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Casewise
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) ESRI
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) AppSense
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore