The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 2 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 58 66 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -18
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.38% 0.78% 1.70%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.53% 4.64% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
Average daily rate
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£370 £428 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.45% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £410 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
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Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
129 151 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.13% 16.78% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 57
Average daily rate £344 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £236 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.89 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.73% +22.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (78.57%) SharePoint
1 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 9 (64.29%) CRM
3 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
3 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) HP
5 6 (42.86%) SCOM
5 6 (42.86%) OVSD
5 6 (42.86%) Office 365
6 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 5 (35.71%) Change Control
6 5 (35.71%) Clustering
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) MySQL
7 4 (28.57%) IIS
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 11 (78.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) IIS
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) MySQL
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Database Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Support Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 8 (57.14%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 5 (35.71%) Change Control
4 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITSM
6 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) GSAE
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 9 (64.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) UAG
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCOM
1 6 (42.86%) OVSD
2 4 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (21.43%) OpenView
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM
4 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Lumension
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco