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 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 34 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.41% - 1.72%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% - 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -
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
23 43 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.47% 19.28% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 32
Average daily rate £450 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £186 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £22.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.87%
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 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
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) VBScript
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) VBScript
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware