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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 84 88 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing Lync 14 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.89% 0.34% 1.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.98% 2.54% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Average daily rate
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£300 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 - £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -20.95%
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
234 197 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 14.92% 13.27% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 97 84
Average daily rate £350 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £105 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -14.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.35 £32.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Leicestershire +14 5 £155 - 2
Northamptonshire -4 5 £400 - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 2 - - 4
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) Windows
4 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
5 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (31.03%) Windows 8
8 8 (27.59%) Internet
8 8 (27.59%) SCCM
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 7 (24.14%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (24.14%) SCOM
9 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
9 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
9 7 (24.14%) MS Office
10 6 (20.69%) SQL
10 6 (20.69%) DNS
10 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
10 6 (20.69%) ADSL
10 6 (20.69%) Broadband
10 6 (20.69%) EMC
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
11 5 (17.24%) ISA Server
11 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
11 5 (17.24%) Forefront TMG

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 15 (51.72%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) Office Communications Server
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.45%) Apache
6 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) Internet
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (20.69%) ADSL
3 6 (20.69%) Broadband
3 6 (20.69%) DNS
4 4 (13.79%) PBX
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) Firewall
7 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) HSRP
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
7 1 (3.45%) SAN
7 1 (3.45%) Intranet
7 1 (3.45%) DHCP
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Support Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) HTML
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
1 2 (6.90%) CSS
1 2 (6.90%) XHTML
1 2 (6.90%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (55.17%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (31.03%) Windows 8
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Windows XP
8 5 (17.24%) Windows 2000
9 3 (10.34%) UNIX
9 3 (10.34%) Solaris
9 3 (10.34%) Linux
9 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
10 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Migration
1 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
2 2 (6.90%) Requirements Engineering
2 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.90%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.45%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.45%) People Management
3 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) ISA Server
2 5 (17.24%) Forefront TMG
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 5 (17.24%) WSUS
4 2 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) EMC
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Alias
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
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