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 3 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 55 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.18% 0.35% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.45% 1.50% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £216 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.61% -10.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -20.95%
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
124 133 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.29% 23.54% 21.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 77 57
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £11.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.60% -60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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 - 5 £394 -
Peterborough 0 2 £105 -51.27%
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) MS Office
3 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
4 8 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (50.00%) WAN
4 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (43.75%) Finance
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (31.25%) Degree
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
6 5 (31.25%) Avaya
6 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) DHCP
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
8 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) VoIP
9 2 (12.50%) Polycom
9 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
9 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Voice Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Wintel Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Project Management
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Avaya
3 2 (12.50%) Polycom
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper