The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 40 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.27% - 3.85%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.22% - 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
Lync
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
45 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.06% 12.60% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 18
Average daily rate £300 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £486 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+286.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Bedfordshire region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lync.

1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Lync also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Lync. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) MetaFrame
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Lotus
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) VMware