The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 73 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.77% 1.43% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 11.90% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£318 £165 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.42% -67.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
Lync
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
189 126 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 16.10% 12.00% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 51 70
Average daily rate £330 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £126 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 10
Average hourly rate £16.14 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.31% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 £190.00 £14.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -7 9 £318 +104.83% 2
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (58.82%) Android
2 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
3 9 (52.94%) MobileIron
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
5 7 (41.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (41.18%) Symantec
5 7 (41.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (35.29%) RightFax
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (35.29%) IronPort
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
8 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (23.53%) Windows
8 4 (23.53%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
10 2 (11.76%) User Experience

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
1 10 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (41.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Mobility Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML5
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Android
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 4 (23.53%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Android Development
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
4 2 (11.76%) TDD
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) MobileIron
3 7 (41.18%) Symantec
4 6 (35.29%) RightFax
4 6 (35.29%) IronPort
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Iron Mountain