The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 78 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.12% 2.17% 1.80%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.66% 9.20% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 6
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -31.42%
Skype for Business
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
151 163 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.78% 23.62% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 132 82
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £452 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 £30.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% +118.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.47 £17.50 £19.88
% change year-on-year
+22.65% -11.94%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Wales

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Wales region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -9 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 9 (75.00%) Skype
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
3 6 (50.00%) C#
4 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (41.67%) .NET
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) XML
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) LDAP
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Clustering
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Finance

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in 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 9 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) Skype
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
1 5 (41.67%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic