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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 69 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.05% 1.20% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.09% 5.81% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£425 £120 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+254.16% -44.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
220 172 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 25.70% 20.72% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 38
Average daily rate £385 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 12
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.90% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £35.00 £41.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
Cambridge -4 3 - -
Peterborough -2 2 £400 +207.69% 1
Huntingdon - 2 £413 -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Office 365
3 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 3 (21.43%) MCSE
6 3 (21.43%) MS Office
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (21.43%) MCITP
6 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (21.43%) Skype
7 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
7 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (14.29%) Android
7 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
7 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (14.29%) Apple

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Wireless
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
2 2 (14.29%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.14%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (21.43%) Support Technician
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Communications Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) PMI
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 2 (14.29%) Android
2 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCITP
2 2 (14.29%) PMI Certification
3 1 (7.14%) PMP
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
3 1 (7.14%) Exinda
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco