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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 89 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.25% 0.57% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.12% 2.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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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
267 221 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 22.68% 21.05% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 142 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £9.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% +56.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
3 3 (37.50%) MCTS
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) UAG
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) SCOM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) PKI
3 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCTS
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) VMware