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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 69 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.24% 2.23% 1.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.23% 10.71% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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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
163 168 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.36% 20.84% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 69 48
Average daily rate £369 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.35 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% -90.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) MS Exchange
1 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (64.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (64.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (64.29%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) Change Management
5 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (50.00%) Office 365
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
7 5 (35.71%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
8 4 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
8 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco
9 1 (7.14%) Xen
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
9 1 (7.14%) EMC
9 1 (7.14%) Citrix
9 1 (7.14%) Symantec
9 1 (7.14%) ZENworks

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
1 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (64.29%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (64.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (35.71%) Office Communications Server
4 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Change Management
3 5 (35.71%) Mentoring
4 4 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) SC Cleared
1 11 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) GSAE
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Xen
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) EMC
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Altiris