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 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 140 120 134
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.08% 1.58% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£120 £288 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.26% -20.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £275 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £388 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +53.84%
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
649 379 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.58% 15.45% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 190 236
Average daily rate £391 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.78% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 39 39
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £39.00 £33.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%

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 October 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 31 October 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
Cambridgeshire -2 4 £115 -
Hertfordshire -16 2 - - 4
Suffolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 12 (60.00%) LAN
3 12 (60.00%) WAN
4 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
4 11 (55.00%) MS Office
4 11 (55.00%) Avaya
4 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
4 11 (55.00%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
6 6 (30.00%) Polycom
7 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.00%) SAP
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
9 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
9 2 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (10.00%) XMPP
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco
9 2 (10.00%) SOA
9 2 (10.00%) HP
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) LAN
1 12 (60.00%) WAN
2 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
General
1 11 (55.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Multimedia
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 2 (10.00%) IT Architect
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (30.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (55.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (10.00%) SOA
2 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (5.00%) MOM
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Avaya
3 6 (30.00%) Polycom
4 3 (15.00%) SAP
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) VMware