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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 89 102 117
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Contract jobs citing Lync 40 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 0.87% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.20% 5.05% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 3
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £295 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
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
392 455 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.13% 17.12% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 237 171
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £192 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £16.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.15% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £9.22 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.90 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Slough +2 9 £350 -4.10% 2
Reading +1 8 £395 -12.22% 6
Bracknell -5 4 £163 -45.83% 1
Windsor +1 1 £475 -
Newbury - 1 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 37 (40.22%) Microsoft
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (35.87%) Cisco
3 32 (34.78%) MS Exchange
4 26 (28.26%) Windows
5 25 (27.17%) SharePoint
6 22 (23.91%) Telecoms
7 20 (21.74%) Migration
8 19 (20.65%) Unified Communications
8 19 (20.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (18.48%) Office 365
10 16 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
11 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
11 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (14.13%) Firewall
13 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
14 10 (10.87%) LAN
14 10 (10.87%) WAN
14 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.78%) VoIP
15 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (9.78%) MGCP
15 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
15 9 (9.78%) SolarWinds
15 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (8.70%) SCCM
16 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (8.70%) Degree
16 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 32 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 25 (27.17%) SharePoint
3 19 (20.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (5.43%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (4.35%) IIS
8 3 (3.26%) Live Communications Server
8 3 (3.26%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.09%) GroupWise
10 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 14 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) Office 365
2 6 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.43%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.65%) Unified Communications
2 13 (14.13%) Firewall
3 10 (10.87%) LAN
3 10 (10.87%) WAN
4 9 (9.78%) VoIP
4 9 (9.78%) MGCP
5 6 (6.52%) RTP
5 6 (6.52%) PBX
5 6 (6.52%) VPN
5 6 (6.52%) DNS
6 5 (5.43%) SAN
6 5 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (4.35%) H.323
7 4 (4.35%) ISDN
7 4 (4.35%) MPLS
7 4 (4.35%) OSPF
7 4 (4.35%) BGP
7 4 (4.35%) EIGRP
8 3 (3.26%) PSTN
8 3 (3.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 22 (23.91%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) French Language
3 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Architect
2 11 (11.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Consultant
4 8 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (8.70%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 4 (4.35%) Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (4.35%) Administrator
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Cisco Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Cisco Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.26%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (3.26%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.17%) XMPP
3 2 (2.17%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.35%) Clustering
4 3 (3.26%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 2 (2.17%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) Kindle
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) IVR
6 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (6.52%) Linux
5 3 (3.26%) UNIX
6 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Migration
2 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.61%) Project Management
5 6 (6.52%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.43%) ITIL
6 5 (5.43%) Network Design
7 4 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (4.35%) CRM
8 3 (3.26%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.26%) Benchmarking
8 3 (3.26%) Validation
8 3 (3.26%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.26%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.26%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.26%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.17%) Service Desk Management
9 2 (2.17%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.96%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.70%) SQL
3 5 (5.43%) VB
4 4 (4.35%) C#
5 3 (3.26%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.70%) Degree
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) CCIE
5 6 (6.52%) MCSE
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) CCNP
8 2 (2.17%) MCSA
8 2 (2.17%) MCTS
8 2 (2.17%) MCITP
9 1 (1.09%) MCP
9 1 (1.09%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (40.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.35%) vSphere
5 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.26%) XenApp
5 3 (3.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.26%) Samba
6 1 (1.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.09%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (8.70%) SCCM
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.09%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.09%) SCSM
4 1 (1.09%) SCOM
4 1 (1.09%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (40.22%) Microsoft
2 33 (35.87%) Cisco
3 9 (9.78%) SolarWinds
4 6 (6.52%) VMware
4 6 (6.52%) Avaya
4 6 (6.52%) Riverbed
5 4 (4.35%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) Nortel
6 3 (3.26%) Genesys
6 3 (3.26%) Lotus
6 3 (3.26%) BT
6 3 (3.26%) 3PAR
6 3 (3.26%) Brocade
6 3 (3.26%) ProCurve
7 2 (2.17%) Verint
7 2 (2.17%) Apple
8 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.09%) Remedy
8 1 (1.09%) Novell
8 1 (1.09%) Google
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