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 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 115 134 106
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -28
Contract jobs citing Lync 32 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.08% 0.20% 0.88%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.35% 1.23% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 4 7
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£325 £481 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.46% +113.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £400 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £563 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
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
598 489 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.26% 16.65% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 255 181
Average daily rate £350 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 53
Average hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -5.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £39.63 £32.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 2 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 2 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
Hertfordshire -3 12 £363 -9.37% 4
Norfolk - 10 £310 -
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £419 -25.55% 3
Essex -7 4 £430 +7.50% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £259 - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 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 37 (75.51%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) Office 365
3 19 (38.78%) Windows
4 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (34.69%) Migration
5 14 (28.57%) MS Office
6 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (22.45%) Skype
7 10 (20.41%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (18.37%) Project Management
9 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.24%) ITIL
11 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
11 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
12 5 (10.20%) PABX
12 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
12 5 (10.20%) MCITP
12 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
12 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
12 5 (10.20%) MCSE
12 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.20%) DNS
12 5 (10.20%) PMI
12 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
12 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 11 (22.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.16%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (6.12%) IIS
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.04%) LiveLink
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 14 (28.57%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Agresso
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (51.02%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) Skype
2 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
3 5 (10.20%) PABX
3 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
4 4 (8.16%) VoIP
4 4 (8.16%) DHCP
4 4 (8.16%) Network Security
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) Internet
5 3 (6.12%) PBX
5 3 (6.12%) HTTPS
6 2 (4.08%) Intranet
6 2 (4.08%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.04%) SAN
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Consultant
2 8 (16.33%) Office 365 Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Voice Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Design Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.20%) Analyst
4 5 (10.20%) Unified Communications Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.12%) Communications Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.08%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Wintel Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) COM
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) PMI
2 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.04%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.04%) Android
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Migration
2 10 (20.41%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (18.37%) Project Management
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.20%) Supplier Management
6 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.16%) Information Security
7 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.04%) ITSM
8 1 (2.04%) Workflow
8 1 (2.04%) CRM
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.04%) Release Management
8 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.04%) Information Architecture
8 1 (2.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.04%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCSE
2 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCITP
2 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
3 3 (6.12%) MCTS
3 3 (6.12%) MCSA
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) XenApp
4 3 (6.12%) Terminal Server
4 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.04%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (75.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Citrix
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) Altiris
5 1 (2.04%) Riverbed
5 1 (2.04%) Exinda
5 1 (2.04%) Avaya
5 1 (2.04%) Juniper
5 1 (2.04%) Lotus
5 1 (2.04%) Apple
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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