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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 61 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.43% 0.28% 1.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.43% 1.79% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 3
Average daily rate
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£545 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £527 - £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 - £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
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South West

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
175 112 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.29% 15.49% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 77 71
Average daily rate £400 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £463 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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
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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (73.68%) Clustering
3 13 (68.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (68.42%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
4 12 (63.16%) CRM
4 12 (63.16%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (63.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (63.16%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (63.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (63.16%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
5 11 (57.89%) Application Packaging
5 11 (57.89%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
8 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
8 3 (15.79%) VMware
8 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
8 3 (15.79%) Data Integration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 13 (68.42%) SharePoint
1 13 (68.42%) SharePoint 2013
2 12 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (63.16%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (63.16%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (63.16%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (63.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (63.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
1 1 (5.26%) VLAN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Architect
2 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
1 11 (57.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Reference Data
2 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) CRM
1 12 (63.16%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
2 3 (15.79%) Data Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Aastra