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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 75 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +16
Contract jobs citing Lync 50 42 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.93% 1.60% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.79% 8.43% 3.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 6
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£375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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
391 498 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.09% 18.93% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 254 120
Average daily rate £378 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.83 £25.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.70% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £113.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +4 21 £438 -2.77% 8
Slough +3 9 £350 +84.21%
Newbury - 6 £375 - 3
Bracknell +6 4 £290 -3.33% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 53 (49.53%) Active Directory
1 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 45 (42.06%) SharePoint
3 41 (38.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (32.71%) SQL
5 32 (29.91%) MS Exchange
6 31 (28.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 30 (28.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (27.10%) Hyper-V
9 27 (25.23%) Clustering
9 27 (25.23%) CRM
9 27 (25.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (24.30%) Cloud Computing
10 26 (24.30%) Dynamics CRM
10 26 (24.30%) Dynamics AX
11 25 (23.36%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (22.43%) Cisco
13 23 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (19.63%) Application Packaging
14 21 (19.63%) .NET
15 20 (18.69%) Windows
16 18 (16.82%) Firewall
17 16 (14.95%) SOA
18 15 (14.02%) PowerShell
19 14 (13.08%) Migration
19 14 (13.08%) Enterprise Architecture
20 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
21 12 (11.21%) Office 365
22 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
23 10 (9.35%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 45 (42.06%) SharePoint
2 41 (38.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 32 (29.91%) MS Exchange
4 31 (28.97%) SharePoint 2013
5 27 (25.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (23.36%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (3.74%) Node.js
9 4 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (3.74%) IIS
10 3 (2.80%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.93%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 26 (24.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 26 (24.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.30%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (11.21%) Office 365
3 4 (3.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) Firewall
2 9 (8.41%) Unified Communications
3 6 (5.61%) DMZ
4 3 (2.80%) LAN
4 3 (2.80%) PBX
4 3 (2.80%) PSTN
4 3 (2.80%) VoIP
4 3 (2.80%) WAN
4 3 (2.80%) VPN
4 3 (2.80%) DNS
4 3 (2.80%) SAN
4 3 (2.80%) RTP
4 3 (2.80%) Internet
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.87%) MGCP
6 1 (0.93%) WLAN
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless
6 1 (0.93%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.74%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.74%) Billing
3 2 (1.87%) Finance
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (39.25%) Architect
2 28 (26.17%) Technical Architect
3 12 (11.21%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (8.41%) Consultant
4 9 (8.41%) Senior Architect
5 7 (6.54%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Technical Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Systems Developer
8 4 (3.74%) Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Exchange Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Cisco Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Cisco Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Cisco Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.63%) Application Packaging
1 21 (19.63%) .NET
2 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
3 4 (3.74%) ExpressJS
3 4 (3.74%) HTML
3 4 (3.74%) CSS
4 3 (2.80%) SOAP
4 3 (2.80%) Web Services
4 3 (2.80%) XML
4 3 (2.80%) REST
4 3 (2.80%) JSON
5 2 (1.87%) XMPP
5 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.23%) Clustering
2 5 (4.67%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.80%) PKI
3 3 (2.80%) Reference Data
3 3 (2.80%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) Kindle
5 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.93%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.69%) Windows
2 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.87%) UNIX
4 2 (1.87%) Linux
5 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (28.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (25.23%) CRM
3 16 (14.95%) SOA
4 14 (13.08%) Migration
4 14 (13.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (9.35%) ITIL
6 4 (3.74%) Use Case
6 4 (3.74%) Data Architecture
6 4 (3.74%) Analytics
6 4 (3.74%) Service Management
6 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.74%) eTOM
6 4 (3.74%) Data Modelling
7 3 (2.80%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.80%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (1.87%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (1.87%) Dependency Management
8 2 (1.87%) Network Design
8 2 (1.87%) TOGAF
8 2 (1.87%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 35 (32.71%) SQL
2 15 (14.02%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.61%) VB
4 4 (3.74%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.61%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) MCSE
6 2 (1.87%) MCTS
6 2 (1.87%) MCITP
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCP
7 1 (0.93%) MCSD
7 1 (0.93%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) SLA
1 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (49.53%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.10%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (8.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (5.61%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.74%) SCCM
3 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.43%) Cisco
3 6 (5.61%) Riverbed
3 6 (5.61%) SolarWinds
4 4 (3.74%) HP
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle
5 3 (2.80%) Nortel
5 3 (2.80%) Avaya
5 3 (2.80%) Lotus
5 3 (2.80%) BT
5 3 (2.80%) VMware
6 1 (0.93%) Novell
6 1 (0.93%) Juniper
6 1 (0.93%) Citrix
6 1 (0.93%) Remedy
6 1 (0.93%) Sophos
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