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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 53 67 56
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs citing Lync 15 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.71% 0.66% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.88% 3.35% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £73.50 £18.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+302.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -15.79%
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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
169 179 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.25% 19.56% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 132 73
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £18.25 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.60% +102.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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
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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) SCCM
4 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (46.67%) Citrix
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
7 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (26.67%) XenApp
7 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
8 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
8 3 (20.00%) Office 365
8 3 (20.00%) AppSense
8 3 (20.00%) Wyse
8 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
8 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 3 (20.00%) Windows XP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCT
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (26.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) BitLocker
5 2 (13.33%) Xen
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (13.33%) vSphere
6 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.67%) vCloud
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (13.33%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (20.00%) AppSense
4 3 (20.00%) Wyse
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) CA
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) HP
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £24 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago