The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 30 July 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 Bracknell 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 26 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.90% 1.58% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 12.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£395 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
42 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 18.83% 12.25% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 10
Average daily rate £300 £233 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £129 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -46.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.25 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £16.25 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Lync
Berkshire

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Bracknell region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) UAG
4 4 (33.33%) Zimbra
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (33.33%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) Lotus
4 4 (33.33%) NetScreen
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (16.67%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Zimbra
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (33.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
1 4 (33.33%) NetScreen
1 4 (33.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Architect
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) UAG
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
2 4 (33.33%) Lotus
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Nortel
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) BT
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