The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 93 82 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.30% 0.51% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.84% 2.99% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£183 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -4.54%
Lync
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
272 234 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.52% 16.92% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 134 81
Average daily rate £375 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 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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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
Oldham -4 1 £200 +122.22%
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (28.57%) H.323
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) IronPort
4 2 (28.57%) Polycom
4 2 (28.57%) Tandberg
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) XMPP
4 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
4 2 (28.57%) WebEx
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Coaching
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
1 1 (14.29%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) H.323
1 2 (28.57%) WebEx
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Audio Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) DevOps
1 1 (14.29%) Coaching
1 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
1 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
1 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) Dell
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) IronPort
2 2 (28.57%) Polycom
2 2 (28.57%) Tandberg
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Sage
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense