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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 70 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 0.46% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.23% 2.30% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£550 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £125.00 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+426.31% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
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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
163 174 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 18.61% 19.95% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 129 75
Average daily rate £385 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.24% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £13.40 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.60 £24.00 £20.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) CRM
3 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
3 12 (70.59%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (70.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (70.59%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (70.59%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
3 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2010
3 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2013
3 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (64.71%) Clustering
4 11 (64.71%) Application Packaging
4 11 (64.71%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Reference Data
6 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
6 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Windows
6 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.88%) Aastra
8 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (5.88%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
1 12 (70.59%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2010
1 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2013
1 12 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (70.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (70.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Architect
2 11 (64.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Project Support Officer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Officer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) .NET
1 11 (64.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) Reference Data
2 3 (17.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) CRM
1 12 (70.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Data Modelling
2 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Citrix
2 1 (5.88%) VMware
2 1 (5.88%) Aastra