Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 18 November 2017 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 82 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 7 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.74% 0.53% 1.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.19% 3.95% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
South Wales median daily rate £300 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £128 £150 £152
90th Percentile £416 £409 £411
Wales median daily rate £238 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -29.63% -3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +16.00% - -

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 South Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 167 152 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.58% 13.50% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 93 217
South Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £138 £201 £245
90th Percentile £525 £585 £488
Wales median daily rate £356 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -16.18% +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
South Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -35.71% +31.25%
10th Percentile £10.35 £11.75 £9.75
90th Percentile £14.05 £21.63 £32.50
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.52% -35.71% +20.27%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in South Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in South Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in South Wales over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in South Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in South Wales

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -4 3 £205 -35.69%
Newport +18 1 £175 +40.00%
Skype for Business
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Office 365
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
5 2 (28.57%) e-Learning
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
5 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) ECDL
6 1 (14.29%) Project Management
6 1 (14.29%) ADSL
6 1 (14.29%) LAN
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
6 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) ADSL
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Technician
2 1 (14.29%) IT Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365 Trainer
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) e-Learning
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (14.29%) CIPD
2 1 (14.29%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple