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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 56 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.37% 0.15% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.80% 0.88% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £315 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £315 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
Lync
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
102 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.97% 16.99% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 57 58
Average daily rate £400 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £183 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +10.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

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 1 July 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
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) E-Discovery
3 4 (26.67%) Unified Communications
3 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (26.67%) Reuters
3 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 4 (26.67%) Eikon
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (20.00%) LDAP
4 3 (20.00%) Front Office
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) SaaS
4 3 (20.00%) PaaS
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (20.00%) Yahoo!
4 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) TOGAF

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
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 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
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%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange 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%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
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 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) E-Discovery
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 3 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
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