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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 73 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 0.77% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.39% 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
228 140 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.35% 13.51% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 70 68
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £170 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 7
Average hourly rate £16.14 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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
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 30 July 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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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 +5 9 - - 3
Aylesbury - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (65.63%) MS Exchange
2 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (56.25%) ITIL
4 15 (46.88%) Windows
4 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
4 15 (46.88%) Change Management
4 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 14 (43.75%) MobileIron
5 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
5 14 (43.75%) SharePoint
6 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
6 13 (40.63%) Blackberry
6 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
6 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 12 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (37.50%) Symantec
8 11 (34.38%) Cisco
8 11 (34.38%) IronPort
8 11 (34.38%) Android
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (34.38%) RightFax
8 11 (34.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
9 10 (31.25%) CRM
10 9 (28.13%) MCSE
10 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
11 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (65.63%) MS Exchange
2 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (43.75%) SharePoint
4 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (25.00%) MS Office
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Team Leader
3 3 (9.38%) Mobility Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Applications Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Security Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) HTML5
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Android
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) UNIX
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) ITIL
2 15 (46.88%) Change Management
3 10 (31.25%) CRM
4 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
5 7 (21.88%) Service Management
5 7 (21.88%) Service Delivery
5 7 (21.88%) ITIL V3
5 7 (21.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (18.75%) Migration
7 5 (15.63%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (9.38%) Workflow
9 2 (6.25%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (6.25%) Android Development
9 2 (6.25%) iOS Development
9 2 (6.25%) TDD
9 2 (6.25%) Business Development
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
9 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
10 1 (3.13%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 9 (28.13%) MCSE
3 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (21.88%) MCP
6 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) Hyper-V
3 7 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 6 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (9.38%) SCOrch
4 3 (9.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) MobileIron
3 12 (37.50%) Symantec
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco
4 11 (34.38%) IronPort
4 11 (34.38%) RightFax
5 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 7 (21.88%) McAfee
5 7 (21.88%) Sophos
5 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) Lumension
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Iron Mountain