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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 88 68 74
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.79% 1.55% 1.03%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 11.11% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 0
Average daily rate
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£277 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.05% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £12.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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
265 207 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.11% 13.94% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 92 85
Average daily rate £373 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 29
Average hourly rate £16.83 £13.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -51.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £19.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -12 4 £285 -31.32%
Lincolnshire +2 3 £188 -
Northamptonshire +1 2 £476 +12.00% 2
Derbyshire -2 2 £305 -37.75%
Leicestershire -6 2 £275 -8.33%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (60.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
7 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (36.00%) ITIL
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (32.00%) Office 365
9 7 (28.00%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (28.00%) VMware
9 7 (28.00%) SCCM
9 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
10 6 (24.00%) WAN
10 6 (24.00%) DNS
10 6 (24.00%) Firewall
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (24.00%) Migration
11 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 5 (20.00%) MCITP
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (20.00%) Cisco
11 5 (20.00%) Internet
11 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.00%) SQL
11 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (68.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (36.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (28.00%) Office Communications Server
3 7 (28.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) WAN
1 6 (24.00%) DNS
1 6 (24.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.00%) VoIP
3 4 (16.00%) VLAN
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.00%) Intranet
4 3 (12.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) PBX
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
5 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.00%) HSRP
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) IMAP
6 1 (4.00%) MPLS
6 1 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
1 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) HTML5
1 1 (4.00%) ISPF
1 1 (4.00%) XHTML
1 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.00%) UNIX
8 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.00%) ITSM
6 2 (8.00%) Change Management
6 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.00%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.00%) MCITP
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) MCSA
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) WSUS
3 3 (12.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.00%) OVSD
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (12.00%) Exinda
5 3 (12.00%) Altiris
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) Alias
7 1 (4.00%) Lumension
7 1 (4.00%) EMC
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint