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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 79 118 130
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +12
Contract jobs citing Lync 46 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.88% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.62% 2.33% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 4 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £365 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £327 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £470 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +4.12%
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
433 473 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.71% 18.70% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 245 186
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 £240 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £466 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+5.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +31 25 £545 +31.32% 5
Newbury - 5 £350 - 1
Maidenhead 0 1 £325 -10.34% 1
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
3 33 (55.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (50.85%) SQL
5 24 (40.68%) SharePoint
6 20 (33.90%) Windows
7 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
8 18 (30.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (27.12%) CRM
9 16 (27.12%) SharePoint 2010
9 16 (27.12%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (27.12%) Clustering
9 16 (27.12%) Dynamics CRM
9 16 (27.12%) Dynamics AX
9 16 (27.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
10 15 (25.42%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (23.73%) Application Packaging
12 13 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (20.34%) Firewall
14 11 (18.64%) .NET
14 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
15 10 (16.95%) MS Office
15 10 (16.95%) ITIL
16 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
16 9 (15.25%) SOA
16 9 (15.25%) DMZ
17 8 (13.56%) Cisco
17 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
18 6 (10.17%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 33 (55.93%) Exchange Server 2013
2 24 (40.68%) SharePoint
3 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
4 16 (27.12%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (27.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 15 (25.42%) BizTalk Server
6 13 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (6.78%) Zimbra
7 4 (6.78%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Office
2 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (27.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (27.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.12%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (10.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) Firewall
2 9 (15.25%) DMZ
3 6 (10.17%) Internet
4 4 (6.78%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.39%) DNS
5 2 (3.39%) PBX
6 1 (1.69%) PSTN
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) 3G
6 1 (1.69%) NetScreen
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.69%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.78%) Billing
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (45.76%) Architect
2 19 (32.20%) Technical Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Escalation Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Messaging Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (1.69%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (1.69%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) Application Packaging
2 11 (18.64%) .NET
3 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Blog
3 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.69%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (27.12%) CRM
3 10 (16.95%) ITIL
4 9 (15.25%) SOA
5 8 (13.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (8.47%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) Project Management
7 4 (6.78%) Service Management
8 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) eTOM
8 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.08%) Use Case
8 3 (5.08%) Analytics
9 2 (3.39%) Data Architecture
9 2 (3.39%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.69%) Asset Management
10 1 (1.69%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.69%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 30 (50.85%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.47%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) Degree
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.69%) MCTS
5 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.42%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) UAG
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) MOM
Vendors
1 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco
3 4 (6.78%) HP
3 4 (6.78%) Citrix
3 4 (6.78%) Lotus
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) Meridio
6 1 (1.69%) Lumension
6 1 (1.69%) Nortel
6 1 (1.69%) Sophos
6 1 (1.69%) BT
6 1 (1.69%) Avaya
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