The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 90 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs citing Lync 33 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.30% 0.67% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.94% 3.94% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £295 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
Lync
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
332 431 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.09% 17.03% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 230 166
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £9.70 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Berkshire region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 10 £325 -27.77% 8
Slough +7 9 £350 -
Windsor -2 2 £475 -
Bracknell -7 2 £488 +62.50% 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 35 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 31 (34.44%) Cisco
4 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 28 (31.11%) Windows
6 24 (26.67%) SharePoint
7 20 (22.22%) Telecoms
7 20 (22.22%) Migration
7 20 (22.22%) Unified Communications
8 18 (20.00%) Office 365
9 17 (18.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (12.22%) LAN
12 11 (12.22%) WAN
12 11 (12.22%) Firewall
13 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
14 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
14 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (10.00%) MGCP
14 9 (10.00%) Project Management
15 8 (8.89%) ITIL
15 8 (8.89%) VoIP
15 8 (8.89%) Degree
15 8 (8.89%) SCCM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 24 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 17 (18.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.44%) IIS
9 3 (3.33%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (3.33%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.11%) GroupWise
Applications
1 15 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.33%) Mimecast
2 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.11%) Yammer
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 11 (12.22%) LAN
2 11 (12.22%) WAN
2 11 (12.22%) Firewall
3 9 (10.00%) MGCP
4 8 (8.89%) VoIP
5 7 (7.78%) DNS
6 6 (6.67%) RTP
6 6 (6.67%) PBX
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.56%) VPN
8 4 (4.44%) H.323
8 4 (4.44%) EIGRP
8 4 (4.44%) MPLS
8 4 (4.44%) OSPF
8 4 (4.44%) BGP
8 4 (4.44%) ISDN
9 3 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (3.33%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 20 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.44%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
4 2 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.22%) French Language
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (15.56%) Architect
2 10 (11.11%) Consultant
2 10 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (8.89%) Design Engineer
4 7 (7.78%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.44%) Administrator
5 4 (4.44%) Developer
5 4 (4.44%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (4.44%) Senior Architect
6 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Specialist
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Field Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (3.33%) Cisco Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) .NET
2 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.22%) XMPP
3 2 (2.22%) WPF
4 1 (1.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) iPad
5 2 (2.22%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.11%) IVR
6 1 (1.11%) Clustering
6 1 (1.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 28 (31.11%) Windows
2 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.78%) Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.33%) UNIX
6 2 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) Migration
2 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (10.00%) Project Management
3 8 (8.89%) ITIL
4 7 (7.78%) PRINCE2
5 5 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.56%) Network Design
6 4 (4.44%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (4.44%) Mentoring
7 3 (3.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (3.33%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (3.33%) Multithreading
7 3 (3.33%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.33%) PRINCE
7 3 (3.33%) Benchmarking
7 3 (3.33%) Service Management
7 3 (3.33%) Validation
7 3 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.22%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.44%) C#
2 4 (4.44%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) VB
3 3 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.89%) Degree
4 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.78%) MCSE
4 7 (7.78%) CCIE
5 5 (5.56%) CCNA
6 4 (4.44%) CCNP
7 3 (3.33%) MCITP
7 3 (3.33%) MCTS
8 2 (2.22%) MCSA
9 1 (1.11%) MCP
9 1 (1.11%) MCSD
9 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) XenApp
5 3 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.33%) Samba
6 2 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.11%) UAG
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (8.89%) SCCM
3 5 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.11%) SCSM
4 1 (1.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.11%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.44%) Cisco
3 8 (8.89%) SolarWinds
4 7 (7.78%) VMware
5 6 (6.67%) Avaya
6 5 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 4 (4.44%) HP
8 3 (3.33%) ProCurve
8 3 (3.33%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.33%) Brocade
8 3 (3.33%) Lotus
8 3 (3.33%) Nortel
8 3 (3.33%) Genesys
9 2 (2.22%) BT
9 2 (2.22%) Apple
9 2 (2.22%) Verint
10 1 (1.11%) Google
10 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.11%) Remedy
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