The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 62 - 66
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.27% - 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.04% - 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Average daily rate
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£110 - £240
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
East of England

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

Application Platforms Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
142 121 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.04% 20.86% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 77
Average daily rate £338 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £196 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 16
Average hourly rate £43.75 £27.38 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.81% +79.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £8.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.00 £33.00
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 Cambridgeshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridge - 2 £145 -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) MS Office
2 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 15 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (83.33%) WAN
3 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
4 14 (77.78%) Finance
5 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
6 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
6 12 (66.67%) Avaya
6 12 (66.67%) LAN
7 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (38.89%) Smartphone
8 7 (38.89%) Polycom
9 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 3 (16.67%) Degree
11 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
12 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
12 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
12 1 (5.56%) SCCM
12 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
12 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (5.56%) Office 365
12 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (5.56%) SLA
12 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
12 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
12 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
12 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (88.89%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) WAN
2 12 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (66.67%) LAN
General
1 15 (83.33%) Telecoms
2 14 (77.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (27.78%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (83.33%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (38.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 16 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL
1 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
1 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (66.67%) Avaya
3 7 (38.89%) Polycom
4 1 (5.56%) VMware