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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 38 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.01% 0.33% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.62% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£470 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
Lync
South East

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
65 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.81% 17.06% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 22
Average daily rate £363 £350 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +28.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Tonbridge - 1 £475 -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Mimecast

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) VBScript
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) F5