The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the East Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 86 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.74% 1.07% 0.071%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% 6.11% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
204 229 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.60% 17.45% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 133
Average daily rate £350 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £170 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Average hourly rate £14.25 £27.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% -35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Lync
England

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the East Midlands region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +8 6 £450 +125.00% 9
Leicestershire -23 4 £175 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £490 - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) VoIP
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) SCOM
7 3 (20.00%) Kaspersky
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (13.33%) HP
8 2 (13.33%) EDRMS
8 2 (13.33%) Symantec
8 2 (13.33%) SLA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (6.67%) Site Server
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) PABX
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (6.67%) Broadband
4 1 (6.67%) ISDN
4 1 (6.67%) WLAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Manager
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Consultant
1 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (13.33%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support
2 1 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support Technician
2 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Team Lead
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
2 1 (6.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) SAP PI
1 1 (6.67%) EDIFACT
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) EDI
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Online Security
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Kaspersky
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) RightFax
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) IronPort
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