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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 78 91 114
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Contract jobs citing Lync 48 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 1.44% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.15% 7.20% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +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
395 514 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.91% 19.95% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 289 128
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £441 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 23
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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 +19 25 £543 +27.64% 8
Newbury - 6 £475 -
Slough -4 5 £350 +23.89% 1
Maidenhead -1 1 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
1 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
2 41 (42.71%) SharePoint
2 41 (42.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 39 (40.63%) SQL
4 32 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (32.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (28.13%) CRM
6 27 (28.13%) Clustering
6 27 (28.13%) Hyper-V
6 27 (28.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (27.08%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (27.08%) Dynamics CRM
7 26 (27.08%) Dynamics AX
8 25 (26.04%) BizTalk Server
9 24 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 21 (21.88%) Cisco
10 21 (21.88%) Application Packaging
11 19 (19.79%) .NET
11 19 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 16 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 16 (16.67%) Windows
12 16 (16.67%) SOA
12 16 (16.67%) Firewall
13 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
14 14 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
15 11 (11.46%) ITIL
16 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (9.38%) DMZ
17 9 (9.38%) MS Office

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (42.71%) SharePoint
1 41 (42.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 31 (32.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 27 (28.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 25 (26.04%) BizTalk Server
5 24 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 19 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (4.17%) Node.js
9 3 (3.13%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (3.13%) IIS
10 1 (1.04%) GroupWise
10 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Office
2 8 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (27.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 26 (27.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.08%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (7.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) Firewall
2 9 (9.38%) DMZ
3 7 (7.29%) Unified Communications
4 6 (6.25%) Internet
5 5 (5.21%) PBX
6 4 (4.17%) PSTN
6 4 (4.17%) DNS
7 3 (3.13%) RTP
7 3 (3.13%) SAN
7 3 (3.13%) LAN
7 3 (3.13%) WAN
8 2 (2.08%) VoIP
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.04%) LTE
9 1 (1.04%) Wireless Security
9 1 (1.04%) Wireless
9 1 (1.04%) 3G
9 1 (1.04%) MGCP
9 1 (1.04%) WLAN
9 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.04%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.25%) Billing
3 3 (3.13%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (42.71%) Architect
2 28 (29.17%) Technical Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 7 (7.29%) Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Technician
9 3 (3.13%) Escalation Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.13%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.08%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.08%) Desktop Support
10 2 (2.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (2.08%) Rollout Engineer
10 2 (2.08%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.88%) Application Packaging
2 19 (19.79%) .NET
3 5 (5.21%) .NET Framework
4 4 (4.17%) HTML
4 4 (4.17%) CSS
4 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.17%) ExpressJS
5 3 (3.13%) REST
5 3 (3.13%) JSON
5 3 (3.13%) SOAP
5 3 (3.13%) Web Services
5 3 (3.13%) XML
6 1 (1.04%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (28.13%) Clustering
2 3 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (3.13%) Reference Data
2 3 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.13%) PKI
3 2 (2.08%) Blog
3 2 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (1.04%) Kindle
4 1 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.04%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (28.13%) CRM
3 16 (16.67%) SOA
4 14 (14.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (11.46%) ITIL
6 9 (9.38%) Migration
7 6 (6.25%) Service Management
8 5 (5.21%) Analytics
8 5 (5.21%) Use Case
8 5 (5.21%) eTOM
9 4 (4.17%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
9 4 (4.17%) Data Architecture
10 2 (2.08%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.08%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.08%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.08%) Customer Engagement
11 1 (1.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 1 (1.04%) Test Strategy
11 1 (1.04%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (40.63%) SQL
2 16 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.17%) VB
3 4 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.25%) Degree
4 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.17%) MCSE
6 2 (2.08%) MCITP
6 2 (2.08%) MCTS
7 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (51.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (28.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.21%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (4.17%) SCCM
4 1 (1.04%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (51.04%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.88%) Cisco
3 6 (6.25%) HP
4 5 (5.21%) Riverbed
4 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
5 4 (4.17%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) Nortel
5 4 (4.17%) Avaya
5 4 (4.17%) BT
6 3 (3.13%) Lotus
7 2 (2.08%) Citrix
8 1 (1.04%) Lumension
8 1 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (1.04%) Sophos
8 1 (1.04%) Novell
8 1 (1.04%) Juniper
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