The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 51 70
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.69% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.87% 1.03% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £392
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +8.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Application Platforms Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
155 97 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.84% 15.85% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 54 104
Average daily rate £375 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £131 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £12.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £25.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Bristol region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (20.00%) Change Control
6 3 (20.00%) Data Security
6 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (20.00%) Clustering
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Information Security
7 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) WAN
2 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (6.67%) Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) Data Security
1 3 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) SOA
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) BPR
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.67%) Information Management
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) McAfee
4 1 (6.67%) Polycom
4 1 (6.67%) Acronis
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
Bristol, Avon
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