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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 105 131 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -31
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.96% 0.14% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.48% 0.79% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £138 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+209.09% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £138 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £138 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -
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
580 506 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.34% 17.42% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 243 199
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 55
Average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 - 15 £413 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 5 £450 - 2
Essex -1 5 £430 +212.72%
Bedfordshire - 3 £200 - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Office 365
4 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
5 10 (25.64%) MS Office
6 9 (23.08%) Project Management
7 8 (20.51%) Migration
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
8 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
8 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 5 (12.82%) VMware
10 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
10 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
10 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.82%) DNS
10 5 (12.82%) PMI
10 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
10 5 (12.82%) Citrix
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (12.82%) PABX
10 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
11 4 (10.26%) Network Security
11 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (10.26%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 7 (17.95%) SharePoint
1 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (25.64%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Unified Communications
2 5 (12.82%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) PABX
3 4 (10.26%) Network Security
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) VoIP
4 3 (7.69%) PBX
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
6 1 (2.56%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) PSTN
6 1 (2.56%) Intranet
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.13%) Finance
1 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Voice Consultant
2 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Unified Communications Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Communications Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.56%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) COM
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) PMI
1 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Project Management
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
4 5 (12.82%) Supplier Management
4 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) Information Security
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) ITSM
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
8 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) PMI Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) MCITP
3 3 (7.69%) MCTS
3 3 (7.69%) MCSA
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.56%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
2 2 (5.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco
3 2 (5.13%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Altiris
4 1 (2.56%) Veeam
4 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.56%) Exinda
4 1 (2.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.56%) Lotus
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec
4 1 (2.56%) Avaya