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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 94 95 115
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Contract jobs citing Lync 31 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 1.07% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.65% 6.60% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
405 394 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.54% 16.23% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 203 220
Average daily rate £400 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.05 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £19.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -8 11 £383 -10.00% 4
Slough - 5 £338 -
Maidenhead +8 4 £325 - 1
Bracknell -8 2 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.90%) Cisco
3 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
4 23 (37.70%) Windows
5 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
6 19 (31.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (27.87%) Office 365
8 16 (26.23%) LAN
8 16 (26.23%) WAN
9 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
10 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
10 13 (21.31%) SCCM
11 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (19.67%) Unified Communications
11 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
11 12 (19.67%) Telecoms
12 10 (16.39%) Migration
12 10 (16.39%) Cisco CUCM
12 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (14.75%) VMware
13 9 (14.75%) Project Management
13 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (14.75%) MS Office
13 9 (14.75%) MCSE
14 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (11.48%) SCOM
15 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (11.48%) VoIP
15 7 (11.48%) Firewall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (36.07%) MS Exchange
2 19 (31.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (22.95%) SharePoint
4 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.28%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (21.31%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.75%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) SAP CCM
1 3 (4.92%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) Office 365
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.92%) Yammer
4 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) LAN
1 16 (26.23%) WAN
2 12 (19.67%) Unified Communications
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
3 7 (11.48%) VoIP
4 5 (8.20%) SAN
5 4 (6.56%) DNS
6 3 (4.92%) H.323
6 3 (4.92%) MGCP
6 3 (4.92%) PBX
6 3 (4.92%) DHCP
6 3 (4.92%) SNMP
6 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 3 (4.92%) VLAN
6 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (4.92%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.92%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (4.92%) Skype
7 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.28%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (19.67%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.28%) French Language
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Architect
2 6 (9.84%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Analyst
3 5 (8.20%) Consultant
3 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
3 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Specialist
5 3 (4.92%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Communications Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (3.28%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.64%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.84%) Linux
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.28%) Android
6 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) Project Management
3 6 (9.84%) ITIL
4 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.56%) Service Management
4 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (6.56%) ITSM
4 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.92%) ERP
6 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.28%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.28%) Validation
6 2 (3.28%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.28%) Coaching
6 2 (3.28%) Server Building
6 2 (3.28%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) SQL
3 2 (3.28%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) MCSE
1 9 (14.75%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) MCSA
3 5 (8.20%) CCIE
3 5 (8.20%) CCNP
3 5 (8.20%) MCTS
3 5 (8.20%) MCITP
3 5 (8.20%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) CCVP
5 3 (4.92%) MOS
5 3 (4.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) PMP
6 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PMBOK
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.56%) vSphere
5 3 (4.92%) Samba
5 3 (4.92%) XenApp
5 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 10 (16.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (11.48%) SCOM
4 5 (8.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (8.20%) WSUS
5 3 (4.92%) Nagios
5 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.92%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.92%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (3.28%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.90%) Cisco
3 9 (14.75%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) HP
4 5 (8.20%) Symantec
5 4 (6.56%) Avaya
6 3 (4.92%) Genesys
6 3 (4.92%) CA
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) SAP
6 3 (4.92%) McAfee
6 3 (4.92%) BT
6 3 (4.92%) JD Edwards
6 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.92%) Brocade
6 3 (4.92%) ProCurve
6 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
6 3 (4.92%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.28%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.64%) Mitel