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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 75 85 113
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +28
Contract jobs citing Lync 56 43 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.90% 1.52% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.15% 9.53% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 21 2
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£375 £450 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +37.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £402 £364
% change year-on-year
-12.31% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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
461 451 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.63% 15.91% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 225 145
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 28
Average hourly rate £33.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.10 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
Reading +2 16 £325 -31.57% 10
Slough +6 10 £363 +39.42% 2
Bracknell +8 5 £245 -18.33% 1
Newbury - 4 £375 -
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
1 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (34.02%) MS Exchange
3 32 (32.99%) SharePoint
4 31 (31.96%) Cisco
5 26 (26.80%) Windows
6 22 (22.68%) Telecoms
7 20 (20.62%) Migration
7 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 18 (18.56%) Office 365
9 16 (16.49%) Cisco CUCM
10 15 (15.46%) Unified Communications
10 15 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
11 14 (14.43%) Hyper-V
12 13 (13.40%) SQL
12 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (13.40%) Firewall
13 12 (12.37%) .NET
13 12 (12.37%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
14 11 (11.34%) CRM
14 11 (11.34%) Clustering
15 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (9.28%) Dynamics CRM
16 9 (9.28%) Dynamics AX
16 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 33 (34.02%) MS Exchange
2 32 (32.99%) SharePoint
3 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (20.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (9.28%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (5.15%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (4.12%) IIS
9 3 (3.09%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (3.09%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.03%) GroupWise
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (9.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.56%) Office 365
2 12 (12.37%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Unified Communications
2 13 (13.40%) Firewall
3 9 (9.28%) MGCP
3 9 (9.28%) VoIP
4 7 (7.22%) LAN
4 7 (7.22%) WAN
5 6 (6.19%) PBX
5 6 (6.19%) RTP
6 5 (5.15%) VPN
6 5 (5.15%) DNS
6 5 (5.15%) SAN
7 4 (4.12%) MPLS
7 4 (4.12%) OSPF
7 4 (4.12%) BGP
7 4 (4.12%) EIGRP
7 4 (4.12%) ISDN
7 4 (4.12%) H.323
7 4 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.09%) Megaco
8 3 (3.09%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 22 (22.68%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 3 (3.09%) Legal
4 2 (2.06%) Billing
4 2 (2.06%) French Language
4 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.03%) Retail
5 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Architect
2 11 (11.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Technical Architect
3 10 (10.31%) Consultant
4 8 (8.25%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Senior Architect
6 4 (4.12%) Administrator
6 4 (4.12%) Developer
7 3 (3.09%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.09%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.09%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Field Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Technician
7 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Specialist
7 3 (3.09%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (3.09%) Cisco Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.37%) .NET
2 7 (7.22%) Application Packaging
3 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.06%) XMPP
4 2 (2.06%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.06%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.15%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.09%) PKI
6 2 (2.06%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.06%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.06%) iPhone
6 2 (2.06%) iPad
7 1 (1.03%) Kindle
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.03%) IVR
7 1 (1.03%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.80%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.15%) Linux
5 3 (3.09%) UNIX
6 2 (2.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Migration
2 15 (15.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (11.34%) CRM
4 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.19%) SOA
6 5 (5.15%) ITIL
6 5 (5.15%) Project Management
6 5 (5.15%) Network Design
6 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (4.12%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (4.12%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.09%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.09%) Benchmarking
8 3 (3.09%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (3.09%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.09%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (3.09%) Validation
8 3 (3.09%) Multithreading
8 3 (3.09%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (3.09%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.40%) SQL
2 11 (11.34%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.19%) VB
4 4 (4.12%) C#
5 3 (3.09%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.25%) Degree
4 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.22%) CCIE
5 5 (5.15%) CCNA
5 5 (5.15%) MCSE
6 4 (4.12%) CCNP
7 2 (2.06%) MCTS
7 2 (2.06%) MCITP
8 1 (1.03%) MCSA
8 1 (1.03%) MCP
8 1 (1.03%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (44.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.09%) vSphere
5 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.06%) XenApp
5 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.06%) Samba
6 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (7.22%) SCCM
3 6 (6.19%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.03%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.03%) SCSM
4 1 (1.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.03%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.96%) Cisco
3 8 (8.25%) SolarWinds
4 6 (6.19%) Avaya
4 6 (6.19%) Riverbed
5 5 (5.15%) VMware
6 3 (3.09%) BT
6 3 (3.09%) Genesys
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) Nortel
6 3 (3.09%) Lotus
7 2 (2.06%) Apple
7 2 (2.06%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.06%) Brocade
7 2 (2.06%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.03%) Verint
8 1 (1.03%) Google
8 1 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.03%) Remedy
8 1 (1.03%) Novell
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough
Church International
Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago