The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 July 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 North East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
118 28 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.22% 8.16% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 17 60
Average daily rate £325 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £380 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 8
Average hourly rate £17.05 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £15.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the North East region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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Top 13 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft