The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 42 31
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire - 0.32% 2.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 2.56% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.53% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +4.12%
Lync
East Midlands

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

Application Platforms Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
56 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 20.59% 12.42% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 16
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £443 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Leicestershire region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - - - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - -
Lync
East Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 5 (62.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Site Server
2 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) PABX
3 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
3 1 (12.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Technician
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware