The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 105 128 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -31
Contract jobs citing Lync 36 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.18% 0.43% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% 2.51% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 12
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£323 £130 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+148.07% -42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £563 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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 of England region.

Application Platforms Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
612 518 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.04% 17.11% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 311 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 51
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Norfolk - 16 £320 -
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £425 +254.16%
Hertfordshire 0 6 £323 -19.37% 1
Essex -4 3 £430 +7.50%
Bedfordshire - 1 £130 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £300 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 48 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 35 (56.45%) Office 365
3 25 (40.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (38.71%) Migration
5 20 (32.26%) MS Office
5 20 (32.26%) Windows
6 18 (29.03%) Skype
7 16 (25.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (24.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
10 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
11 10 (16.13%) Project Management
12 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
12 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
13 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (12.90%) ITIL
13 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
14 7 (11.29%) Citrix
14 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
14 7 (11.29%) MCSE
15 6 (9.68%) MCITP
15 6 (9.68%) PMI
15 6 (9.68%) PMI Certification
15 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
15 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
15 6 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (8.06%) PABX
16 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (25.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (17.74%) SharePoint
3 8 (12.90%) MS Exchange
4 6 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.84%) IIS
7 2 (3.23%) LiveLink
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.61%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Office
2 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Agresso
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 35 (56.45%) Office 365
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.03%) Skype
2 6 (9.68%) Unified Communications
2 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.06%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) Firewall
3 5 (8.06%) PABX
4 4 (6.45%) Wireless
4 4 (6.45%) Network Security
4 4 (6.45%) Internet
4 4 (6.45%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) VoIP
5 3 (4.84%) PBX
5 3 (4.84%) Intranet
5 3 (4.84%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.23%) WAN
7 1 (1.61%) PSTN
7 1 (1.61%) LAN
7 1 (1.61%) VPN
7 1 (1.61%) SAN
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 3 (4.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Consultant
2 13 (20.97%) Office 365 Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Design Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
4 7 (11.29%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Voice Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Enterprise Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications Manager
7 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.84%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Applications Packager
8 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.84%) IT Project Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Communications Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) .NET
1 2 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) PMI
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 20 (32.26%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.45%) Linux
5 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.23%) Android
6 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Migration
2 15 (24.19%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (16.13%) Project Management
4 8 (12.90%) ITIL
5 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.06%) Supplier Management
7 4 (6.45%) Information Security
8 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.84%) Workflow
9 2 (3.23%) Change Control
9 2 (3.23%) Release Management
9 2 (3.23%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.23%) Information Architecture
9 2 (3.23%) CRM
9 2 (3.23%) Change Management
9 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.23%) ITSM
10 1 (1.61%) PRINCE
10 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.29%) MCSE
3 6 (9.68%) PMI Certification
3 6 (9.68%) MCITP
4 5 (8.06%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) MCTS
5 3 (4.84%) MCSA
6 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.61%) PMP
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.45%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) Terminal Server
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.61%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) SCOM
2 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Citrix
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) Apple
5 1 (1.61%) Symantec
5 1 (1.61%) Remedy
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Avaya
5 1 (1.61%) Juniper
5 1 (1.61%) NetApp
5 1 (1.61%) Lotus
5 1 (1.61%) Altiris
5 1 (1.61%) Fortinet
5 1 (1.61%) Riverbed
5 1 (1.61%) Exinda