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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 89 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.42% 1.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.87% 2.93% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 10
Average daily rate
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- £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
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
268 239 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.95% 14.50% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 146 109
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 17
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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
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 September 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
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 9 (37.50%) Office 365
6 8 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (25.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
8 5 (20.83%) VMware
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) XenApp
9 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco
9 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 3 (12.50%) Lotus
10 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
10 3 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (12.50%) EDRMS
10 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.50%) MCITP
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 8

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 3 (12.50%) Lotus Domino
3 3 (12.50%) Quickr
4 2 (8.33%) MindAlign
5 1 (4.17%) Site Server
5 1 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) SSL
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) WLAN
3 1 (4.17%) Broadband
3 1 (4.17%) ISDN
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) PABX
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) EDRMS
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Citrix Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Project Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Network Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) EDI
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) EDIFACT
2 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) FMCG
2 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.17%) ERP
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Lotus
6 2 (8.33%) Veeam
6 2 (8.33%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) CA
7 1 (4.17%) SAP