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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 66 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 1.98% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.91% 10.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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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
172 158 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.22% 19.58% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 105 44
Average daily rate £425 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £446 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.46 £25.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.16% +44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £25.00 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £18.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 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 -10 2 £170 -38.18% 2
North Wales - 1 - -
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UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (43.75%) CRM
4 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) MS Office
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (25.00%) SaaS
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Intune
7 3 (18.75%) NAS
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (18.75%) Network Security
7 3 (18.75%) GxP
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (31.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) SaaS
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) MPLS
2 3 (18.75%) Wireless
2 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (18.75%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) CRM
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Validation
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
4 2 (12.50%) UML
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) GxP
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Intune
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Sitecore
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya