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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 66 77 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.83% 0.85% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.43% 4.76% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £265 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.62% -27.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £153 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £377 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
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
211 231 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.51% 17.82% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 111 78
Average daily rate £328 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.32 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.11% +28.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £39.50 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 11 £370 -8.64% 1
High Wycombe - 7 - -
Beaconsfield +1 2 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 16 (64.00%) Office 365
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (56.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (48.00%) CRM
5 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
5 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
6 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 10 (40.00%) VMware
7 9 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 9 (36.00%) SQL
7 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (32.00%) ITIL
9 7 (28.00%) MS Office
9 7 (28.00%) MCSE
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (28.00%) MCTS
9 7 (28.00%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (24.00%) SCOM
10 6 (24.00%) MCITP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (56.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (44.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (16.00%) IIS
6 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) MySQL
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Database Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Support Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) DBA
3 1 (4.00%) Architect
3 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) CRM
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) High Availability
4 5 (20.00%) Change Control
5 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (12.00%) Coaching
6 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 3 (12.00%) ITSM
6 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
8 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
1 9 (36.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) MCSE
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (28.00%) MCTS
4 6 (24.00%) MCITP
5 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) MCP
6 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (4.00%) CCSP
6 1 (4.00%) CCNA
6 1 (4.00%) ISEB
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Hyper-V
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (28.00%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (12.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) OVSD
1 6 (24.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (12.00%) OpenView
4 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 6 (24.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) Lumension
5 2 (8.00%) Lotus
5 2 (8.00%) Adobe
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) F5