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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 92 81 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.40% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.48% 2.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£183 £378 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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
271 209 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.71% 16.61% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 112 94
Average daily rate £331 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £12.70 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £33.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 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
Rochdale - - - -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) DNS
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
5 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
5 2 (18.18%) H.323
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) XMPP
5 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 2 (18.18%) MCITP
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (18.18%) IronPort
5 2 (18.18%) Polycom
5 2 (18.18%) Tandberg
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) H.323
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Audio Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) Electronic Design Automation
1 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCTS
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Dell
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) IronPort
2 2 (18.18%) Polycom
2 2 (18.18%) Tandberg
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense