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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 49 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 15 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.92% 0.92% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.38% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate
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£393 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-39.85% +8.12%
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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
160 126 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.49% 19.27% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 95 66
Average daily rate £350 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
2 12 (75.00%) Eikon
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 12 (75.00%) Reuters
2 12 (75.00%) XMPP
3 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 6 (37.50%) Migration
4 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 1 (6.25%) HP
8 1 (6.25%) SAN
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
8 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
8 1 (6.25%) MSI
8 1 (6.25%) Project Management
8 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (6.25%) SCOM
8 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
8 1 (6.25%) VMware
8 1 (6.25%) Automotive
8 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (6.25%) vSphere
8 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
8 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) SAN
1 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Technician
4 2 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Sendmail
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
1 12 (75.00%) Reuters
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware