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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 87 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing Lync 32 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.25% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.01% 3.82% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 3
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£325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £275 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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
355 419 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.83% 16.75% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 218 195
Average daily rate £400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 23
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.15 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +9 17 £325 -11.86% 5
Slough +4 4 £323 -7.85%
Bracknell -5 3 - -
Maidenhead - 3 £313 - 1
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 29 (39.73%) Active Directory
3 27 (36.99%) Cisco
4 24 (32.88%) Windows
5 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
6 20 (27.40%) Office 365
7 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
8 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
8 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
9 17 (23.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (20.55%) Unified Communications
10 15 (20.55%) WAN
10 15 (20.55%) LAN
11 13 (17.81%) Migration
11 13 (17.81%) SCCM
12 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (15.07%) Cisco CUCM
12 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
12 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (13.70%) Project Management
14 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (12.33%) MS Office
14 9 (12.33%) MCSE
14 9 (12.33%) VoIP
15 8 (10.96%) Firewall
15 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
16 7 (9.59%) SCOM
16 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
16 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (31.51%) MS Exchange
2 19 (26.03%) SharePoint
3 17 (23.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (10.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.11%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) SAP CCM
1 2 (2.74%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (27.40%) Office 365
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Yammer
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) LAN
1 15 (20.55%) WAN
1 15 (20.55%) Unified Communications
2 9 (12.33%) VoIP
3 8 (10.96%) Firewall
4 7 (9.59%) MGCP
5 5 (6.85%) SAN
5 5 (6.85%) H.323
6 4 (5.48%) MPLS
6 4 (5.48%) OSPF
6 4 (5.48%) BGP
6 4 (5.48%) EIGRP
6 4 (5.48%) DNS
6 4 (5.48%) ISDN
7 3 (4.11%) PBX
7 3 (4.11%) DHCP
7 3 (4.11%) SNMP
7 3 (4.11%) RTP
7 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 18 (24.66%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.74%) French Language
4 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Architect
2 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Design Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Consultant
4 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.48%) Developer
5 4 (5.48%) Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Specialist
5 4 (5.48%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Administrator
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Field Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) .NET
1 3 (4.11%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.74%) WPF
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.74%) iPhone
4 2 (2.74%) iPad
4 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.37%) IVR
5 1 (1.37%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Migration
2 10 (13.70%) Project Management
3 5 (6.85%) ITIL
3 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
4 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.11%) Multithreading
5 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
5 3 (4.11%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (4.11%) Network Design
5 3 (4.11%) Validation
5 3 (4.11%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (4.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (4.11%) Benchmarking
5 3 (4.11%) ITSM
5 3 (4.11%) Service Management
6 2 (2.74%) ERP
6 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) SQL
1 7 (9.59%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.11%) C
2 3 (4.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.33%) MCSE
3 7 (9.59%) CCIE
3 7 (9.59%) CCNP
4 6 (8.22%) CCNA
5 4 (5.48%) MCSA
5 4 (5.48%) MCTS
5 4 (5.48%) MCITP
5 4 (5.48%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.11%) CCVP
7 2 (2.74%) MOS
8 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) vSphere
5 3 (4.11%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (4.11%) Samba
5 3 (4.11%) XenApp
5 3 (4.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) SCCM
2 11 (15.07%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (9.59%) SCOM
4 3 (4.11%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.74%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.74%) Nagios
5 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.74%) WSUS
6 1 (1.37%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 36 (49.32%) Microsoft
2 27 (36.99%) Cisco
3 7 (9.59%) VMware
4 5 (6.85%) Avaya
5 3 (4.11%) Genesys
5 3 (4.11%) HP
5 3 (4.11%) Brocade
5 3 (4.11%) ProCurve
5 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.11%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.74%) Verint
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 2 (2.74%) SAP
6 2 (2.74%) CA
6 2 (2.74%) Symantec
6 2 (2.74%) McAfee
6 2 (2.74%) BT
6 2 (2.74%) Apple
6 2 (2.74%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
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