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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 138 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.86% 3.72% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£310 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £302 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £420 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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
570 457 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.68% 15.08% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 225 237
Average daily rate £400 £328 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 51
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £29.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 12 £310 -7.46% 3
Merseyside -13 3 - -
Cumbria - 3 £555 -
Cheshire -13 1 - - 3
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) MS Exchange
3 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 16 (48.48%) VMware
4 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (21.21%) Office 365
8 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
8 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 6 (18.18%) Migration
9 6 (18.18%) Citrix
9 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
9 6 (18.18%) Information Security
10 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (15.15%) DHCP
11 4 (12.12%) HP
11 4 (12.12%) SLA
11 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (12.12%) Finance
11 4 (12.12%) Change Management
11 4 (12.12%) XenApp
11 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
11 4 (12.12%) Windows 8

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 18 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
6 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.03%) WorkSite
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.06%) Skype
4 2 (6.06%) MPLS
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) PBX
5 1 (3.03%) SMS
5 1 (3.03%) WLAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Law
2 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Architect
1 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Services Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Information Security
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) ERP
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.06%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
5 1 (3.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.03%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (12.12%) XenApp
4 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.09%) XenServer
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) vSphere
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
1 4 (12.12%) AirWatch
2 3 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (6.06%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) Lotus
6 2 (6.06%) AppSense
6 2 (6.06%) Dell
6 2 (6.06%) IronPort
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) Veeam
7 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Interwoven
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Mitel
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) Sage