The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Manchester region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 79 75 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.63% 3.18% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £24.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -3.84%
Application Platforms Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
184 220 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.67% 19.73% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 98 138
Average daily rate £325 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -27.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £34.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
Lync
North West

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 23 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Stockport - - - -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) MCITP
6 1 (10.00%) Degree
6 1 (10.00%) Law
6 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) NetScaler

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) UNIX Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) AppSense
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) HP