The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 66 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.52% 1.73% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.12% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
Lync
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Application Platforms Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
189 156 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.36% 20.77% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 104 40
Average daily rate £425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £19.23 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.08% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £25.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Lync
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
South Wales -9 2 £170 -58.78% 3
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
3 10 (55.56%) CRM
4 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 8 (44.44%) MS Office
6 7 (38.89%) Migration
7 6 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (33.33%) Office 365
8 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) ETL
8 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) LAN
9 4 (22.22%) WAN
9 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) SaaS
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (16.67%) NAS
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Intune
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 11 (61.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (44.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
1 4 (22.22%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Data Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Developer
6 1 (5.56%) CRM Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Data Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) CRM
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 5 (27.78%) ETL
3 5 (27.78%) Data Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (16.67%) IT Governance
6 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.11%) UML
7 1 (5.56%) Workflow
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) Document Management
7 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) TDD
7 1 (5.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) GxP
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Intune
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Sitecore