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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 62 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.13% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.19% 2.17% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +42.85%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
139 92 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.67% 13.14% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 34 40
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 6
Average hourly rate £16.29 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.42 £14.50 £15.00
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 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 20 November 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (64.71%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Blackberry
4 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
5 9 (52.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
6 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
6 8 (47.06%) Office 365
7 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
8 6 (35.29%) Change Management
8 6 (35.29%) Android
8 6 (35.29%) Office Communications Server
8 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
9 5 (29.41%) MobileIron
9 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
10 4 (23.53%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (23.53%) Symantec
11 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco
11 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
11 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (76.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (52.94%) SharePoint
3 9 (52.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (35.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Mobility Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
1 2 (11.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Android
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Change Management
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
4 4 (23.53%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.76%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (11.76%) Android Development
6 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.88%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Xen
2 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) MobileIron
3 4 (23.53%) Symantec
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) IronPort
5 2 (11.76%) RightFax
6 1 (5.88%) Altiris
6 1 (5.88%) EMC
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix