The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 83 78 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Lync 17 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.26% 0.75% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.07% 4.13% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate
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£360 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -
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West Yorkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
280 218 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 20.68% 18.11% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 134 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -62.12%
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 Leeds

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (47.83%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) WAN
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
4 9 (39.13%) Unified Communications
5 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
6 7 (30.43%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco
7 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (17.39%) DMZ
8 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
8 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (17.39%) MCSE
8 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
8 4 (17.39%) MCTS
8 4 (17.39%) High Availability
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (17.39%) AirWatch
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
9 3 (13.04%) Migration
10 2 (8.70%) SQL
10 2 (8.70%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) LAN
1 11 (47.83%) WAN
2 9 (39.13%) Unified Communications
3 4 (17.39%) DMZ
3 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) Telepresence
5 1 (4.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Law
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Communications Engineer
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Trainer
4 1 (4.35%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) High Availability
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) MCTS
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) Tandberg
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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