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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 95 83 72
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.23% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.41% 1.40% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.01% +20.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -42.59%
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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
323 214 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 17.03% 16.20% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 116 100
Average daily rate £400 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.91 £19.95 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) ITIL
3 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (42.86%) Information Security
4 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (14.29%) SAN
8 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
8 2 (14.29%) Change Management
8 2 (14.29%) ERP
8 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 2 (14.29%) Linux
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) SAP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (7.14%) WorkSite
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WLAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) DTV
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Information Security
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) ERP
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Practice Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Mitel
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade
6 1 (7.14%) IronPort
6 1 (7.14%) Polycom
6 1 (7.14%) Veeam
6 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) Interwoven
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya
6 1 (7.14%) Nokia
6 1 (7.14%) Lotus
6 1 (7.14%) Sage
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee