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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 68 63 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.57% 1.01% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.98% 5.76% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -40.00%
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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
168 139 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.05% 17.62% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 86 53
Average daily rate £365 £350 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +11.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 28 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 -3 4 £425 +54.54% 1
North Wales - 1 - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (40.00%) SaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Billing
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) B2B
4 3 (30.00%) B2C
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) CRM
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (10.00%) CMS
4 1 (10.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) SaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Billing
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Developer
4 1 (10.00%) CRM Architect
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Lead
4 1 (10.00%) ICT Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) SDLC
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) CRM
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) B2B
2 3 (30.00%) B2C
2 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) C#
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya