Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 January 2019 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 93 99
Rank change year-on-year -2 +6 -5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.06% 0.69% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.84% 5.11% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 4
Wales median daily rate £225 £175 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -41.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £136 £91 £150
90th Percentile £395 £300 £409
UK median daily rate £400 £361 £368
% change year-on-year +10.88% -1.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year -11.76% +4.36% -6.91%

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 Wales with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 308 176 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.12% 13.46% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 118 155
Wales median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £283 £130 £177
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Wales median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% +11.11% -35.71%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.00 £36.19 £21.90
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.42 £19.44
% change year-on-year +4.26% -0.08% -7.45%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Wales over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Wales

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business 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 6 months to 15 January 2019. 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
South Wales -8 16 £325 +36.84% 4
West Wales +1 1 £114 -
Mid Wales -9 1 £100 +14.29%
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 15 (83.33%) Skype
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco
6 7 (38.89%) VoIP
6 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
7 6 (33.33%) SCCM
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (27.78%) iSCSI
8 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
8 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (27.78%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 5 (27.78%) Wireless
8 5 (27.78%) MPLS
8 5 (27.78%) OSPF
8 5 (27.78%) BGP
8 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (11.11%) Polycom
10 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (11.11%) XenApp
10 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming

Skype for Business
Co-occurring 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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) Skype
2 9 (50.00%) Firewall
3 7 (38.89%) VoIP
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) BGP
5 5 (27.78%) iSCSI
5 5 (27.78%) MPLS
5 5 (27.78%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) H.323
6 2 (11.11%) Telepresence
6 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Deskside Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.11%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) Work Breakdown Structure
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) vCloud
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) VMware NSX
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.56%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Polycom
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.56%) Lumension
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Zerto