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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 78 85 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing Lync 17 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.98% 0.94% 1.15%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.86% 7.32% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
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£293 £380 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.02% +90.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.72% -15.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -15.79%
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
290 205 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.64% 12.91% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 95 86
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £110 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.65 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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
Nottinghamshire -6 6 £285 -31.32% 2
Leicestershire +8 4 £175 +4.47%
Northamptonshire -8 3 £675 - 3
Derbyshire +4 2 £305 -37.75% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £209 - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
4 17 (58.62%) Windows
5 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (34.48%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (31.03%) SCCM
9 9 (31.03%) VMware
9 9 (31.03%) DNS
9 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (27.59%) ITIL
10 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
10 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
10 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (24.14%) SCOM
11 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
11 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
11 7 (24.14%) Internet
12 6 (20.69%) WAN
12 6 (20.69%) MCSE
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
12 6 (20.69%) MCITP
12 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
12 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (20.69%) Office 365
12 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
13 5 (17.24%) Forefront TMG
13 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 18 (62.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (34.48%) Office Communications Server
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
5 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (3.45%) Apache
9 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Office 365
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) Internet
3 6 (20.69%) WAN
4 4 (13.79%) PBX
4 4 (13.79%) VoIP
4 4 (13.79%) VLAN
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) ADSL
5 3 (10.34%) Broadband
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) Intranet
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.90%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) MPLS
7 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XHTML
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.79%) Clustering
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
7 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.45%) UNIX
9 1 (3.45%) Solaris
9 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.45%) Project Management
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.69%) MCSE
2 6 (20.69%) MCITP
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (17.24%) ISA Server
4 3 (10.34%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) WSUS
4 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
5 2 (6.90%) Exinda
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
5 2 (6.90%) Altiris
5 2 (6.90%) Alias
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £220 - £240 per day
Posted: 11 days ago