The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the East Midlands region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 71 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -12
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.12% 0.48% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.78% 2.89% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Average daily rate
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£320 £263 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.90% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £325 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.84%
Application Platforms Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
236 242 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.52% 16.74% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 135 92
Average daily rate £350 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £163 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
Lync
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +2 7 £310 +3.33% 1
Derbyshire - 5 - - 3
Nottinghamshire +7 1 - - 1
Northamptonshire +1 1 £425 +26.86%
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
6 9 (29.03%) MS Office
6 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (25.81%) Office 365
8 7 (22.58%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) SCCM
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco
9 6 (19.35%) WAN
10 5 (16.13%) LAN
10 5 (16.13%) VoIP
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL
10 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (12.90%) XenApp
11 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
11 4 (12.90%) SCOM
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (12.90%) EDRMS
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (9.68%) Blackberry

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (41.94%) SharePoint
2 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.45%) MindAlign
5 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (6.45%) Quickr
5 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.23%) Site Server
6 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) LAN
2 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.45%) Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.23%) PABX
5 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) Firewall
5 1 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (3.23%) WLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Broadband
5 1 (3.23%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) EDRMS
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix Administrator
3 3 (9.68%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Supervisor
4 2 (6.45%) Project Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XMPP
2 1 (3.23%) SAP PI
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) EDI
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) FMCG
3 1 (3.23%) TRADACOMS
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) Windows XP
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Change Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Management
4 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.23%) Online Security
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) XenApp
2 4 (12.90%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.23%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) VMware
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) Kaspersky
6 2 (6.45%) Veeam
6 2 (6.45%) RightFax
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) NetApp
6 2 (6.45%) Lotus
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) CA
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.23%) IronPort
7 1 (3.23%) SAP
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