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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 63 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.09% 1.36% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.43% 11.63% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate
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£318 £155 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+104.83% -69.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +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 Milton Keynes region.

Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
140 86 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.03% 11.67% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 31 53
Average daily rate £330 £240 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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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 19 September 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (60.00%) Android
3 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (60.00%) MobileIron
4 8 (53.33%) Blackberry
5 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Symantec
5 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (46.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (40.00%) IronPort
6 6 (40.00%) RightFax
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
7 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (26.67%) Change Management
8 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) Mobile App

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (46.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Mobility Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (13.33%) Android Development
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) MCSE
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) MobileIron
3 7 (46.67%) Symantec
4 6 (40.00%) IronPort
4 6 (40.00%) RightFax
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco