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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 60 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.47% 2.33% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
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%
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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
144 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.00% 15.50% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 51 48
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £11.93 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.06% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.17 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £19.10 £23.00
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 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 March 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Reuters
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Eikon
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Legal
3 3 (33.33%) XMPP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) FTP
4 2 (22.22%) LDAP
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Automotive
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Coaching
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) FTP
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Legal
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
2 1 (11.11%) Line Management
2 1 (11.11%) Coaching
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Reuters
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) IBM