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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 82 66 80
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +14
Contract jobs citing Lync 7 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 1.11% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.78% 5.37% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +185.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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
252 242 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.87% 20.72% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 135 122
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 9
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.15 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (20.00%) H.323
4 2 (20.00%) XMPP
4 2 (20.00%) MCTS
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) SCOM
4 2 (20.00%) Polycom
4 2 (20.00%) Tandberg
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) H.323
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Audio Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) XMPP
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) CRM
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (10.00%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCTS
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Polycom
3 2 (20.00%) Tandberg
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee