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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 87 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.74% 0.24% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.33% 1.55% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.46% +3.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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
277 194 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.06% 15.48% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 100 101
Average daily rate £388 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 25
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £24.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+26.80% -14.48%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
3 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
6 6 (35.29%) Information Security
7 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (23.53%) DNS
8 4 (23.53%) HP
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
10 2 (11.76%) SAN
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) Change Management
10 2 (11.76%) ERP
10 2 (11.76%) DHCP
10 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
1 9 (52.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.88%) WorkSite
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) DTV
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) ERP
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Practice Management
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VBScript
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (11.76%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) IronPort
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Polycom
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) AppSense
6 1 (5.88%) Mitel
6 1 (5.88%) Brocade
6 1 (5.88%) Interwoven
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Nokia
6 1 (5.88%) Lotus
6 1 (5.88%) Sage