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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 58 44
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.59% 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 3.33% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £200 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £363 £319
% change year-on-year
-7.58% +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-38.82% +21.42%

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
73 90 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 15.40% 17.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 71
Median daily rate £325 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +140.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic