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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 64 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +22
Contract jobs citing Lync 61 25 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.44% 0.97% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.80% 4.79% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 17 6
Average daily rate
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£540 £425 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.05% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £321 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £435 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-33.00% +47.05%
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
442 522 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.67% 20.24% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 296 158
Average daily rate £401 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -9.32%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 2014. 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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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 +28 33 £560 +31.76% 8
Newbury - 11 £438 -
Maidenhead 0 2 £325 - 1
Slough - - - - 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (53.42%) Active Directory
3 38 (52.05%) SQL
4 37 (50.68%) SharePoint
4 37 (50.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (38.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (35.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (32.88%) CRM
7 24 (32.88%) Clustering
7 24 (32.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 23 (31.51%) Cloud Computing
8 23 (31.51%) Hyper-V
8 23 (31.51%) Dynamics CRM
8 23 (31.51%) Dynamics AX
8 23 (31.51%) BizTalk Server
9 19 (26.03%) Application Packaging
10 17 (23.29%) .NET
11 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
11 15 (20.55%) SOA
12 14 (19.18%) Windows
13 13 (17.81%) Enterprise Architecture
13 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (16.44%) Cisco
14 12 (16.44%) Firewall
15 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
15 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
16 10 (13.70%) ITIL
17 9 (12.33%) DMZ
18 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
18 8 (10.96%) MS Office

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 37 (50.68%) SharePoint
1 37 (50.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 28 (38.36%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (32.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 23 (31.51%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
6 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (5.48%) Node.js
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
1 8 (10.96%) MS Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (31.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 23 (31.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (31.51%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) Firewall
2 9 (12.33%) DMZ
3 6 (8.22%) Internet
4 3 (4.11%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.74%) PBX
6 1 (1.37%) LTE
6 1 (1.37%) 3G
6 1 (1.37%) SAN
6 1 (1.37%) PSTN
6 1 (1.37%) VoIP
6 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.37%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.37%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (15.07%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Billing
3 3 (4.11%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (45.21%) Architect
2 25 (34.25%) Technical Architect
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
3 6 (8.22%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Senior Technical Architect
3 6 (8.22%) Senior Architect
4 4 (5.48%) Developer
4 4 (5.48%) Systems Developer
4 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support
6 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (2.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Technical Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (1.37%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) Application Packaging
2 17 (23.29%) .NET
3 5 (6.85%) .NET Framework
4 4 (5.48%) CSS
4 4 (5.48%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.48%) ExpressJS
5 3 (4.11%) REST
5 3 (4.11%) JSON
5 3 (4.11%) SOAP
5 3 (4.11%) Web Services
5 3 (4.11%) XML
6 1 (1.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (32.88%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.74%) User Experience
3 2 (2.74%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.74%) Blog
4 1 (1.37%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (32.88%) CRM
3 15 (20.55%) SOA
4 13 (17.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (13.70%) ITIL
6 4 (5.48%) Service Management
6 4 (5.48%) eTOM
6 4 (5.48%) Use Case
6 4 (5.48%) Analytics
7 3 (4.11%) Data Architecture
7 3 (4.11%) Project Management
7 3 (4.11%) Data Modelling
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.74%) TOGAF
9 1 (1.37%) Test Management
9 1 (1.37%) Test Strategy
9 1 (1.37%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.37%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.37%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.05%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.48%) MCSE
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (53.42%) Active Directory
2 23 (31.51%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) SCCM
1 4 (5.48%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.44%) Cisco
3 6 (8.22%) Oracle
4 5 (6.85%) HP
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) VMware
7 1 (1.37%) Lumension
7 1 (1.37%) Meridio
7 1 (1.37%) Sophos
7 1 (1.37%) BT
7 1 (1.37%) Avaya
7 1 (1.37%) Juniper
7 1 (1.37%) Nortel
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