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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 39 33 24
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.68% 3.01% 5.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 21.28% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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
40 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.56% 14.16% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 11
Average daily rate £300 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -41.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 2015. 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 -4 1 £300 -
Lync
East Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Alias
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) MS Office
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) IMAP
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 1 (16.67%) IMAP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Alias
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco