Period
to 23 October 2018

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 23 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 82 89
Rank change year-on-year -12 +7 +9
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 16 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.97% 0.78% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.41% 4.59% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 5
Wales median daily rate £375 £205 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.93% -39.26% -3.57%
10th Percentile £120 £88 £159
90th Percentile £425 £436 £406
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Wales median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -13.79%
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £15.69 £17.10
% change year-on-year +3.57% -8.25% +6.88%

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 296 196 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.03% 16.97% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 125 134
Wales median daily rate £425 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -16.42% +4.69%
10th Percentile £282 £139 £263
90th Percentile £576 £525 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £420
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.95% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 8
Wales median hourly rate £19.94 £12.50 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.48% -19.81% -25.77%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.45 £11.95
90th Percentile £37.64 £20.41 £21.58
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 2018. 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 -19 14 £388 +29.17%
Mid Wales -10 1 £100 +14.29%
West Wales - 1 £114 -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 15 (93.75%) Skype
2 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (68.75%) Firewall
4 10 (62.50%) VoIP
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco
4 10 (62.50%) Video\Live Streaming
4 10 (62.50%) Telepresence
4 10 (62.50%) Polycom
4 10 (62.50%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (62.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (62.50%) Unified Communications
5 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
7 7 (43.75%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (37.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 5 (31.25%) H.323
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (25.00%) CCNA
10 4 (25.00%) C
10 4 (25.00%) Windows
11 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
11 3 (18.75%) SCCM
12 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
12 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (12.50%) ITIL
12 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management

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 12 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) Skype
2 11 (68.75%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Telepresence
3 10 (62.50%) Unified Communications
3 10 (62.50%) VoIP
4 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
5 5 (31.25%) H.323
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) IP Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) IP Telephony Engineer
1 7 (43.75%) Telephony Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Video Conferencing
1 10 (62.50%) Video\Live Streaming
2 7 (43.75%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (37.50%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Polycom
3 1 (6.25%) Lumension