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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 50 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.50% 0.35% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.06% 2.60% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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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
98 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.42% 13.51% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 32
Average daily rate £356 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £227 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -48.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
1 15 (78.95%) Reuters
1 15 (78.95%) Windows 7
1 15 (78.95%) XMPP
1 15 (78.95%) Eikon
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 2 (10.53%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) LDAP
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 2 (10.53%) Legal
6 2 (10.53%) E-Discovery
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (5.26%) SCCM
7 1 (5.26%) Automotive
7 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.26%) Blackberry

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 15 (78.95%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) FTP
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (78.95%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
1 15 (78.95%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.53%) E-Discovery
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco
1 15 (78.95%) Reuters
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) IBM