The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 45 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.95% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.67% 2.50% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £261 - £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
60 40 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.29% 19.14% 29.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 56
Average daily rate £282 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £456 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £31.24 £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £18.00 £17.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £18.40 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
North West

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Lync
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) SMS
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (75.00%) AppSense
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
1 3 (75.00%) XenServer
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) E-Learning

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SMS
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) E-Learning Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
1 3 (75.00%) XenServer
1 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) AppSense
1 3 (75.00%) VMware