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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 86 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.33% 0.52% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.83% 2.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£270 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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
219 191 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.82% 19.69% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 119 153
Average daily rate £338 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.68 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.76% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £13.40 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.74 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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
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 17 December 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) Unified Communications
3 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) Migration
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 7 (50.00%) S/MIME
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (50.00%) Symantec
4 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (50.00%) Google
4 7 (50.00%) Postini
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) SCOM
6 4 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (21.43%) ITSM
7 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Google Apps
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Change Control

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) Unified Communications
2 7 (50.00%) S/MIME
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 1 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) PKI
1 1 (7.14%) CMDB
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) ITSM
3 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (7.14%) Cyber Security
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (28.57%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Symantec
2 7 (50.00%) Google
2 7 (50.00%) Postini
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) HP