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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 26 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.66% - 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.12% - 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£456 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-39.85% +8.12%
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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
33 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 13.69% 16.73% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 16
Average daily rate £350 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £291 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £541 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £34.50 £29.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% +61.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Lync
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (50.00%) DMZ
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Multicast
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DMZ
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) AppSense
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco