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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 86 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.98% 0.57% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.03% 3.49% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
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£338 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 - £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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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
318 172 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.57% 16.21% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 101 106
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Average hourly rate £13.60 £13.20 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -63.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.02 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -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

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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
3 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
4 10 (38.46%) LAN
4 10 (38.46%) WAN
4 10 (38.46%) Unified Communications
5 8 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
8 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (15.38%) AirWatch
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 4 (15.38%) High Availability
9 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (15.38%) DMZ
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) MCSE
9 4 (15.38%) IP Telephony
9 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (15.38%) MCTS
10 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (11.54%) Migration
10 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
10 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
10 3 (11.54%) SQL

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) LAN
1 10 (38.46%) WAN
1 10 (38.46%) Unified Communications
2 4 (15.38%) DMZ
2 4 (15.38%) IP Telephony
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) Telepresence
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) POP3
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Law
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Communications Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) DTV
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.85%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) CRM
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) MCTS
2 4 (15.38%) MCSE
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (7.69%) Tandberg
3 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
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