The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 43 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.29% 0.25% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.39% 1.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.40% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.64 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -45.77%
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West Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
72 66 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 21.24% 16.67% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 11
Average daily rate £360 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.69 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.44% +13.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

Lync
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 6 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee