The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 78 90 79
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -11
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.97% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.39% 2.58% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
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£238 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £86.38 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.16% +283.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
Lync
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 East Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
297 233 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.09% 14.62% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 135 104
Average daily rate £350 £208 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.67% -36.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.37 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £85.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Nottinghamshire +15 10 £245 +8.88% 1
Derbyshire - 5 £238 -
Northamptonshire -14 1 £175 - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 7 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (28.57%) Internet
7 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 5 (23.81%) SCOM
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
8 5 (23.81%) VMware
8 5 (23.81%) ADSL
8 5 (23.81%) Broadband
8 5 (23.81%) EMC
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 4 (19.05%) DNS
9 4 (19.05%) PBX
9 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000
9 4 (19.05%) ISA Server
9 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
9 4 (19.05%) WSUS
9 4 (19.05%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (19.05%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
10 3 (14.29%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (9.52%) Quickr
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.76%) Apache
5 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
2 5 (23.81%) ADSL
2 5 (23.81%) Broadband
2 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) PBX
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Analyst
1 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) IT Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML5
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) CSS
1 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) FMCG
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000
7 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 3 (14.29%) Solaris
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) UNIX
8 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) MCITP
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) ISA Server
2 4 (19.05%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
1 5 (23.81%) SCOM
2 4 (19.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 5 (23.81%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint