The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 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 of England 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 131 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -3
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 27 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 1.13% 1.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.56% 6.34% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 33
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£130 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% -43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £200 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £275 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.84%
Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
508 426 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.79% 17.81% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 174 243
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 42
Average hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.55 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £38.50 £35.09
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 of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the East of England region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the East of England region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £120 -46.66% 3
Hertfordshire -5 2 £400 +77.77% 2
Essex -3 1 £400 +150.00% 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
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England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (37.50%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) MS Office
5 8 (33.33%) Avaya
5 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) SLA
8 5 (20.83%) Polycom
8 5 (20.83%) Smartphone
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco
10 3 (12.50%) Intranet
10 3 (12.50%) SAP
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.50%) Firewall
10 3 (12.50%) Migration
10 3 (12.50%) VLAN
10 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 9 (37.50%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) Intranet
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 2 (8.33%) VPN
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) SAN
6 1 (4.17%) NAS
6 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.33%) IT Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Trainer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Support
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (20.83%) Smartphone
3 2 (8.33%) E-Learning
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.33%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
3 2 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) C
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) PMP
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCITP
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (4.17%) NCDA
2 1 (4.17%) NCIE
2 1 (4.17%) VCAP
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Avaya
3 5 (20.83%) Polycom
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Dell
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) Altiris
7 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.17%) Exinda