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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 52 66 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.56% 0.34% 2.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.78% 1.92% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £375 £200 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £180 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £220 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
108 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.11% 17.66% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 77 66
Median daily rate £425 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £251 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £66.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.93% +500.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +18 3 £375 +87.50%
Skype for Business
Wales

Skype for Business
Top 26 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) PSTN
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Polycom
2 3 (60.00%) CCVP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (60.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) PSTN
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCVP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Polycom
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware