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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank - 71 59
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 0 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.63% 1.87%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.84% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Median daily rate - £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -38.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
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
89 176 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 16.12% 22.08% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 106 96
Median daily rate £350 £424 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.40% +20.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £325 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £20.31 £15.98 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% -36.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.34 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +19.66%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management Server
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Welsh Language
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange

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 1 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management Server
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (50.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Business Change Trainer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware