The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 41 25 42
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +17
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.69% 1.01% 0.82%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.09% 7.14% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Average daily rate
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£301 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 - £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 - £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +47.05%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Application Platforms Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
77 28 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.64% 14.14% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 16 57
Average daily rate £339 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) ITIL
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (53.85%) DHCP
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
4 6 (46.15%) SMS
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (46.15%) AppSense
4 6 (46.15%) XenServer
4 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
5 5 (38.46%) XenApp
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (23.08%) Symantec
7 3 (23.08%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
7 3 (23.08%) Clustering
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) IronPort
7 3 (23.08%) Brightmail
7 3 (23.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 13 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (76.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DHCP
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) SMS
3 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Implementation Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Assurance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (46.15%) XenServer
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 5 (38.46%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) AppSense
4 3 (23.08%) Symantec
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) IronPort
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) ScanSafe
6 1 (7.69%) MobileIron
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