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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 73 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.30% 0.85% 1.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.62% 4.76% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £9.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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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
185 147 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.80% 17.86% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 48
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.50 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.32 £16.50 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (71.43%) SQL Server
1 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
1 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (50.00%) Office 365
5 6 (42.86%) SCOM
5 6 (42.86%) OVSD
5 6 (42.86%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) Clustering
6 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
6 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 5 (35.71%) Change Control
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (28.57%) MySQL
7 4 (28.57%) IIS
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
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 Reporting Services
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Database Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) 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%) Applications Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) BYOD
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) CRM
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
2 5 (35.71%) Change Control
3 4 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 3 (21.43%) ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) TDD
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) Security Cleared
2 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Hyper-V
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) OVSD
1 6 (42.86%) SCOM
2 4 (28.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (21.43%) OpenView
4 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
4 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
4 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) HP
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Lumension
4 3 (21.43%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) MobileIron
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco