The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 59 61 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.35% 0.31% 1.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.73% 2.22% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £383 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% +3.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £364
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
113 90 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.88% 13.98% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 46 29
Average daily rate £400 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £163 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +24.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -12.82%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Reuters
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Eikon
3 4 (26.67%) E-Discovery
3 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
4 3 (20.00%) LDAP
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) SaaS
4 3 (20.00%) PaaS
4 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Yahoo!
4 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eikon
2 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
1 3 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Front Office
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
1 4 (26.67%) E-Discovery
2 3 (20.00%) Change Control
2 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Reuters
3 3 (20.00%) Yahoo!
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco