The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Leicestershire region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 36 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.32% 0.81% 2.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.67% 4.65% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.84%
Application Platforms Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
42 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 13.91% 17.34% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 6
Average daily rate £300 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £36.25 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.54% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £10.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
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East Midlands

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

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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 24 July 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 0 6 £310 +3.33%
Lutterworth - - - -
Market Harborough - - - - 1
Lync
East Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) SCCM
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Office 365
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) SCOM
5 4 (33.33%) XenApp
5 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (25.00%) Kaspersky
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) Migration

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) Site Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) PABX
3 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Wintel Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Supervisor
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Team Lead
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Kaspersky
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) IronPort
6 1 (8.33%) RightFax
6 1 (8.33%) MobileIron