The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 67 57 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.19% 0.61% 2.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.04% 2.86% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate £225 £170 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -58.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.08 £18.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+28.40% +13.63%
Skype for Business
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
96 105 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.01% 21.38% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 83
Average daily rate £350 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.56 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Skype for Business
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 Skype for Business within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 1 £225 +32.35%
Skype for Business
Wales

Skype for Business
Top 28 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
2 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
2 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management Server
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Business Change Trainer
1 2 (66.67%) Trainer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) VMware