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 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 77 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 14 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.07% 0.48% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.06% 3.42% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
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
231 146 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.71% 13.92% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 71 46
Average daily rate £345 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -35.55%
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 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 24 December 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 -5 12 £350 +7.69% 2
High Wycombe - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (78.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
4 15 (65.22%) ITIL
4 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
5 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
6 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
6 13 (56.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (47.83%) Windows
7 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
8 10 (43.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
9 9 (39.13%) Change Management
10 8 (34.78%) Office 365
10 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
11 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
12 6 (26.09%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (26.09%) Android
12 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
13 5 (21.74%) MobileIron
13 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
14 4 (17.39%) Server Monitoring
14 4 (17.39%) Symantec
15 3 (13.04%) Cisco
15 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
15 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
15 3 (13.04%) Windows Mobile

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (78.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2007
2 17 (73.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (65.22%) SharePoint
4 13 (56.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (43.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (26.09%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (8.70%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint Specialist
2 3 (13.04%) Mobility Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Android
3 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) ITIL
2 9 (39.13%) Change Management
3 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
4 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
5 4 (17.39%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Android Development
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Development
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) GSAE
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Xen
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (4.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) MobileIron
3 4 (17.39%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) IronPort
5 2 (8.70%) RightFax
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Altiris
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix