The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 56 45 50
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.17% 1.00% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.06% 6.10% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £450 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
94 82 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.59% 16.37% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 53
Average daily rate £350 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £434 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.05 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.45 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Lync
West Midlands

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 24 April 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) IAG
2 1 (33.33%) UAG
2 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Mining
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Online Security
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (33.33%) IAG
2 1 (33.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware