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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 93 114 113
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.59% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.27% 3.35% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 9
Average daily rate
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£388 £365 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £327 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%
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
415 448 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 16.67% 17.50% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 220 192
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £9.98 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 August 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 22 August 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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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 +20 11 £425 +2.40% 2
Newbury 0 2 £350 - 1
Maidenhead -5 1 £325 -10.34% 1
Slough - - - - 3
Windsor - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
4 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
5 17 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (36.36%) Firewall
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco
8 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (22.73%) MS Office
9 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 10 (22.73%) DMZ
10 8 (18.18%) VMware
10 8 (18.18%) Office 365
11 6 (13.64%) Migration
11 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.64%) Internet
12 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.36%) Juniper
12 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
12 5 (11.36%) MCSE
12 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
12 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
12 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (11.36%) UAG
12 5 (11.36%) SCCM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 22 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (38.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
5 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (9.09%) Zimbra
6 4 (9.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
2 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) Firewall
2 10 (22.73%) DMZ
3 6 (13.64%) Internet
4 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (9.09%) NetScreen
4 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 4 (9.09%) SSL
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) VoIP
5 2 (4.55%) PBX
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) 3G
6 1 (2.27%) PSTN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Billing
3 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Consultant
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Escalation Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.27%) Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) IT Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Blog
2 1 (2.27%) Handset
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.09%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.55%) eTOM
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.55%) Use Case
5 2 (4.55%) Analytics
5 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.27%) Network Management
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (11.36%) MCSE
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.27%) MCTS
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) UAG
3 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Cisco
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Juniper
5 4 (9.09%) Lotus
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle
7 1 (2.27%) Nortel
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
7 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.27%) Sophos
7 1 (2.27%) BT
7 1 (2.27%) Lumension
7 1 (2.27%) Meridio
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