The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 51 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing Lync 17 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.93% 1.71% 0.96%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.71% 7.26% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 6
Average daily rate £500 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
175 124 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.89% 23.53% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 64 65
Average daily rate £380 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £110 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £15.35 £13.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.84% -1.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
Buckinghamshire

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 18 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
2 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) MS Office
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (20.00%) IronPort
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Symantec
6 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (20.00%) Change Management
6 5 (20.00%) RightFax
6 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (20.00%) MobileIron
7 4 (16.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (16.00%) CRM
7 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (44.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Consultant
2 5 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Security Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (16.00%) CRM
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Business Development
7 1 (4.00%) Time Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Online Security
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) GSAE
5 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (12.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (12.00%) SCOrch
2 3 (12.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) IronPort
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Symantec
2 5 (20.00%) RightFax
2 5 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) McAfee
3 1 (4.00%) Sophos
3 1 (4.00%) Lumension
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