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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 33 32 40
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.86% 0.71% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.86% 6.90% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£165 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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
35 29 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.50% 10.36% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 51
Average daily rate £375 £275 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £17.68 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £13.95 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.74 £19.20 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 17 December 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 December 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
Sevenoaks - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
2 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) SAP SD
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Publishing
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (55.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (55.56%) Publishing
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SAP SD Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SAP Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Messaging Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Clearswift