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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 111 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing Lync 15 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.65% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.42% 3.74% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
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£373 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.87% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -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
439 428 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 17.48% 17.50% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 203 204
Average daily rate £350 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £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 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -26.92%
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 £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -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 25 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 25 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 +11 6 £369 -11.14% 4
Slough - 2 £350 - 4
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
4 15 (30.61%) Cisco
5 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (24.49%) Office 365
6 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
7 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
8 10 (20.41%) ITIL
9 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (16.33%) UAG
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (16.33%) MS Office
10 8 (16.33%) SQL
10 8 (16.33%) Firewall
10 8 (16.33%) Migration
10 8 (16.33%) VMware
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 7 (14.29%) DNS
11 7 (14.29%) PBX
12 6 (12.24%) PSTN
12 6 (12.24%) Lotus
12 6 (12.24%) Service Management
12 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Degree
12 6 (12.24%) Network Load Balancing
12 6 (12.24%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (24.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (8.16%) Zimbra
6 4 (8.16%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (8.16%) IBM Notes
7 3 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (4.08%) IIS
9 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Office
2 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.49%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) PBX
2 7 (14.29%) DNS
3 6 (12.24%) PSTN
4 5 (10.20%) VoIP
4 5 (10.20%) VPN
4 5 (10.20%) RTP
4 5 (10.20%) Unified Communications
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (8.16%) NetScreen
5 4 (8.16%) SSL
5 4 (8.16%) DMZ
5 4 (8.16%) Internet
6 3 (6.12%) 3G
6 3 (6.12%) LTE
7 1 (2.04%) Broadband
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) IDOL
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Consultant
2 10 (20.41%) Architect
3 9 (18.37%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Support Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Deployment Specialist
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Messaging Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) SAML
2 1 (2.04%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Blog
2 3 (6.12%) PKI
3 1 (2.04%) Handset
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 2000 Server
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Migration
3 6 (12.24%) Service Management
3 6 (12.24%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.16%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (8.16%) Project Management
5 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.12%) Identity Management
6 3 (6.12%) CRM
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Workflow
7 2 (4.08%) Test Strategy
7 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.04%) Network Management
8 1 (2.04%) Change Control
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) Degree
3 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) MCTS
4 4 (8.16%) MCITP
5 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.12%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) MCSA
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP
6 1 (2.04%) CCNA
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (40.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) UAG
3 5 (10.20%) VMware ESX
3 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.08%) Shibboleth
6 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) Cisco
3 8 (16.33%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Lotus
5 5 (10.20%) Citrix
6 4 (8.16%) Juniper
7 3 (6.12%) Avaya
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Nortel
7 3 (6.12%) Twitter
8 2 (4.08%) Facebook
8 2 (4.08%) Google
8 2 (4.08%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.04%) Lumension
9 1 (2.04%) Remedy
9 1 (2.04%) BT
9 1 (2.04%) Meridio
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