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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 80 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +6
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.77% 0.22% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.23% 0.93% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%
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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
189 215 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 18.30% 23.29% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 119 134
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £410 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 6
Average hourly rate £13.20 £36.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +166.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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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 22 August 2014, 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 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
3 11 (64.71%) Cisco
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
5 8 (47.06%) MySQL
5 8 (47.06%) Oracle
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
5 8 (47.06%) HP
5 8 (47.06%) EMC
5 8 (47.06%) NetApp
5 8 (47.06%) MPLS
5 8 (47.06%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) Wireless
5 8 (47.06%) IPsec
5 8 (47.06%) VMware
5 8 (47.06%) XMPP
5 8 (47.06%) Data Management
5 8 (47.06%) Xen
5 8 (47.06%) vSphere
5 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (47.06%) Unified Communications
5 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (47.06%) Master Data Management
5 8 (47.06%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) IBM
7 6 (35.29%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Google Apps
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
2 8 (47.06%) MPLS
2 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) Wireless
2 8 (47.06%) IPsec
2 8 (47.06%) Unified Communications
3 5 (29.41%) S/MIME
4 2 (11.76%) LAN
4 2 (11.76%) WAN
5 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) MySQL
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Project Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Consultant
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Data Management
1 8 (47.06%) Master Data Management
1 8 (47.06%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
4 3 (17.65%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) ITSM
5 2 (11.76%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
6 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) Online Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) Xen
2 8 (47.06%) vSphere
2 8 (47.06%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (47.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (29.41%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) HP
3 8 (47.06%) EMC
3 8 (47.06%) NetApp
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
4 7 (41.18%) IBM
5 5 (29.41%) Symantec
5 5 (29.41%) Postini
5 5 (29.41%) Google
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix