The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 56 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing Lync 23 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.89% 1.29% 0.65%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.58% 6.40% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 6
Average daily rate £500 £396 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.18% +32.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
240 172 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 19.74% 20.21% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 96 98
Average daily rate £365 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.72% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £120 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
Average hourly rate £15.35 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Lync
South East

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -9 16 £500 +17.64% 5
Aylesbury - - - -
High Wycombe - - - - 1
Marlow - - - - 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (51.61%) SharePoint
1 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 13 (41.94%) ITIL
3 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
3 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (35.48%) Change Management
5 11 (35.48%) VMware
5 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (32.26%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (32.26%) CRM
7 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
8 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (25.81%) MCSE
8 8 (25.81%) Linux
8 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
8 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (25.81%) Backup Exec
9 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) Service Management
9 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
9 7 (22.58%) Citrix
9 7 (22.58%) McAfee
9 7 (22.58%) Sophos
9 7 (22.58%) MCP
9 7 (22.58%) SQL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (51.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
3 8 (25.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (16.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (32.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Consultant
2 5 (16.13%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (9.68%) Security Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Team Leader
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.23%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 7 (22.58%) UNIX
5 2 (6.45%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL
2 11 (35.48%) Change Management
3 10 (32.26%) CRM
4 7 (22.58%) Service Management
4 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (19.35%) Migration
6 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
8 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.45%) Business Development
9 1 (3.23%) Time Management
9 1 (3.23%) Online Security
9 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
4 8 (25.81%) MCSE
4 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (22.58%) MCP
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (3.23%) MCITP
7 1 (3.23%) GSAE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Hyper-V
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Backup Exec
2 6 (19.35%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (12.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (9.68%) SCOrch
4 3 (9.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (35.48%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) McAfee
3 7 (22.58%) Sophos
3 7 (22.58%) Lumension
4 5 (16.13%) IronPort
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Symantec
4 5 (16.13%) RightFax
4 5 (16.13%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.23%) SAP
5 1 (3.23%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Iron Mountain
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