The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 134 123 113
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.71% 1.82% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£675 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
Lync
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
586 440 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 17.08% 16.09% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 220 233
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 43
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% +44.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £39.96 £25.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the North West region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 £200 - 6
Cheshire -3 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
5 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (28.57%) Citrix
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) AppSense
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (14.29%) SCCM
9 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco
9 3 (14.29%) SMS
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 3 (14.29%) XenApp
9 3 (14.29%) XenServer
9 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (38.10%) SharePoint
2 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (9.52%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) SMS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (9.52%) H.323
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) SSL
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Audio Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Architect
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Implementation Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Assurance Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Electronic Design Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCTS
2 2 (9.52%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
2 3 (14.29%) XenServer
2 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) AppSense
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) IronPort
6 2 (9.52%) Polycom
6 2 (9.52%) Tandberg
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
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Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago