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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 57 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.08% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.44% 3.70% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Average daily rate
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£110 £215 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.83% -40.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £323 £369
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-39.85% +8.12%
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
180 108 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 24.32% 14.73% 21.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 44 44
Average daily rate £350 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £508 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.06% +90.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 1 October 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
Peterborough +10 4 £130 -39.53%
Cambridge - - - -
Ely - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) WAN
2 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Avaya
2 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (72.73%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Finance
4 5 (45.45%) Smartphone
4 5 (45.45%) Polycom
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) SAP
6 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) VLAN
6 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 1 (9.09%) Degree
7 1 (9.09%) SCCM
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) LAN
1 8 (72.73%) WAN
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
General
1 8 (72.73%) Telecoms
2 7 (63.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (18.18%) IT Architect
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PC Support
4 1 (9.09%) Deskside Support
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (45.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Security Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
1 8 (72.73%) Avaya
2 5 (45.45%) Polycom
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) VMware