Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 56 57
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.12% 0.33% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.84% 2.15% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Cardiff median daily rate £438 £110 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +297.73% -65.49% -8.93%
10th Percentile £419 £105 £232
90th Percentile £456 £115 £401
South Wales median daily rate £388 £299 £300
% change year-on-year +29.71% -0.42% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -
South Wales median hourly rate - £34.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +172.00% -

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 119 93 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.64% 15.50% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 69 54
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £296 £175 £263
90th Percentile £575 £523 £550
South Wales median daily rate £425 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +19.30% -10.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.21% +19.44% +8.70%
10th Percentile £13.45 £13.65 £11.35
90th Percentile £135.75 £16.46 £13.65
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £14.93 £13.50
% change year-on-year +17.21% +10.59% -35.71%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Cardiff

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft