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 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 85 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.56% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.66% 3.47% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£165 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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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
241 202 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.90% 16.30% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 105 90
Average daily rate £375 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £263 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £13.40 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £37.49 £38.60
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (25.00%) IronPort
5 2 (25.00%) Polycom
5 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Interwoven
6 1 (12.50%) Avaya
6 1 (12.50%) Nokia
6 1 (12.50%) Sage
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) Linux

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) WorkSite
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) AutoCAD
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) H.323
1 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Audio Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Practice Management
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) ERP
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Coaching
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
1 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
1 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) IronPort
3 2 (25.00%) Polycom
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Interwoven
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) Sage
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Tandberg
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense
4 1 (12.50%) Mitel