The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Berkshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 104 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.64% 0.66% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% 3.78% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £344 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
428 423 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.08% 17.34% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 200 210
Average daily rate £350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £9.98 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £29.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Lync
South East

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 July 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 29 July 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 +12 6 £369 -11.14% 2
Slough - 2 £350 - 3
Newbury -5 1 £350 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
5 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (27.27%) Cisco
6 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
6 12 (27.27%) Office 365
7 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
8 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (18.18%) UAG
9 8 (18.18%) VMware
9 8 (18.18%) Migration
9 8 (18.18%) Firewall
9 8 (18.18%) SQL
9 8 (18.18%) MS Office
9 8 (18.18%) ITIL
10 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
12 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
12 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
12 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
12 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
12 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (11.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 4 (9.09%) Juniper

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 15 (34.09%) MS Exchange
2 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 9 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (9.09%) Zimbra
6 4 (9.09%) IBM Notes
7 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
3 4 (9.09%) NetScreen
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (9.09%) PBX
3 4 (9.09%) VoIP
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
3 4 (9.09%) DNS
3 4 (9.09%) SSL
3 4 (9.09%) DMZ
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) 3G
4 3 (6.82%) PSTN
4 3 (6.82%) LTE
5 2 (4.55%) RTP
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) IDOL
General
1 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.09%) Billing
3 3 (6.82%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Architect
2 9 (20.45%) Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Messaging Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.27%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) SAML
2 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Blog
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) Social Media
2 1 (2.27%) Handset
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL
1 8 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.82%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) Service Management
4 3 (6.82%) CRM
4 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.55%) Workflow
5 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.55%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.27%) Analytics
6 1 (2.27%) eTOM
6 1 (2.27%) Use Case
6 1 (2.27%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
4 3 (6.82%) MCTS
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) UAG
3 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.55%) Shibboleth
6 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (9.09%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.27%) MOM
4 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Cisco
3 8 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Lotus
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
4 4 (9.09%) Juniper
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) Twitter
6 2 (4.55%) Facebook
6 2 (4.55%) Google
7 1 (2.27%) Lumension
7 1 (2.27%) BT
7 1 (2.27%) Meridio
7 1 (2.27%) Nortel
7 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.27%) Avaya
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