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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.95% 0.91% 1.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.11% 4.43% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £388 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +31.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £414 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.40% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.64 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -45.77%
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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
137 158 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.59% 20.57% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 94
Average daily rate £365 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £249 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.10 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 4 September 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 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) Migration
4 5 (29.41%) Office 365
5 4 (23.53%) Eikon
5 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
5 4 (23.53%) E-Discovery
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Reuters
5 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) CRM
6 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
6 3 (17.65%) ERP
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
6 3 (17.65%) Front Office
6 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
6 3 (17.65%) SaaS
6 3 (17.65%) PaaS
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) LDAP
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 3 (17.65%) Yahoo!
6 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
6 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Eikon
2 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) SaaS
2 3 (17.65%) PaaS
3 2 (11.76%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
1 3 (17.65%) Skype
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.88%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) E-Discovery
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) ERP
3 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Reuters
3 3 (17.65%) Yahoo!
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco
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