The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 22 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.64% - 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.88% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£388 - £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -4.54%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Application Platforms Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
17 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.90% 12.16% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 16
Average daily rate £319 £388 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £612
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Middlesex region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Lync
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (66.67%) Document Management
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Document Management
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco