The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Wales region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 53 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.75% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.22% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £413 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.60 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-15.79% -14.33%
Application Platforms Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
141 83 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.03% 19.17% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 44 51
Average daily rate £364 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 13 £413 -
North Wales - - - -
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Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) SharePoint
3 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
3 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (64.29%) Document Management
5 8 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (57.14%) CRM
6 7 (50.00%) Workflow
6 7 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
6 7 (50.00%) SaaS
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) SQL
8 5 (35.71%) CMS
8 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (35.71%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
9 4 (28.57%) TDD
9 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
9 4 (28.57%) BDD
9 4 (28.57%) Scrum
9 4 (28.57%) Migration
9 4 (28.57%) .NET
9 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
10 3 (21.43%) C#
10 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
10 3 (21.43%) Office 365
10 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
10 3 (21.43%) Release Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 12 (85.71%) SharePoint
2 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (35.71%) CMS
4 4 (28.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) SaaS
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Lead Business Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Development Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
1 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Trainer
2 1 (7.14%) Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Authority
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Support Officer
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (7.14%) Programme Office Support
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
1 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) GIS
2 1 (7.14%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Document Management
2 8 (57.14%) CRM
3 7 (50.00%) Workflow
3 7 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (35.71%) Systems Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
6 3 (21.43%) Release Management
7 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Change Control
7 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 1 (7.14%) Project Management
8 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix