Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 91 95
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 11 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.93% 0.93% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.42% 5.94% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 16
Wales median daily rate £238 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.63% -3.57% +27.27%
10th Percentile £93 £159 £169
90th Percentile £397 £406 £397
UK median daily rate £360 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +1.41% +1.43% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.80 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +8.39% -3.13%

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 203 219 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.12% 15.63% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 133 248
Wales median daily rate £363 £425 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +10.75% +9.64%
10th Percentile £132 £288 £226
90th Percentile £550 £611 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Wales median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% -35.71% +25.52%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.85 £10.05
90th Percentile £15.83 £21.60 £38.63
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 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
South Wales +14 7 £300 -
Mid Wales +2 2 £88 -74.07%
West Wales - 1 - -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Skype
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) Quality Management
5 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
5 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (18.18%) CIPD
6 2 (18.18%) Advertising
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Learning Management System
7 1 (9.09%) Apple

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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) ADSL
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Trainer
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365 Trainer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Trainer
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) e-Learning
2 1 (9.09%) Learning Management System
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Quality Management
1 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CIPD
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Apple