The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 35 31 34
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.53% 0.85% 0.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 17.95% 6.45% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£258 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Application Platforms Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
39 31 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.08% 13.14% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 46
Average daily rate £375 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £130 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £297 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) SAP SD
2 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (50.00%) Publishing
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) .NET
5 1 (10.00%) MS Office
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (50.00%) Publishing
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAP SD Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (10.00%) MobileIron