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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 46 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.88% 1.12% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.33% 7.89% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£267 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
48 38 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.57% 14.23% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 63
Average daily rate £300 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Blackburn - - - -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) DHCP
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (50.00%) AppSense
3 5 (50.00%) SMS
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) XenServer
3 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (30.00%) Brightmail
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (30.00%) IronPort
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) F5

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
1 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DHCP
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) SMS
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) E-Learning Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Trainer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 5 (50.00%) XenServer
2 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) AppSense
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) IronPort
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (20.00%) F5
6 1 (10.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (10.00%) ScanSafe
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp