The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 North West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 116 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.082% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.59% 0.43% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 2
Average daily rate £336 - £130
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 - £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 - £134
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
479 468 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 19.10% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 206 320
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 42
Average hourly rate £28.50 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.57 £30.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Lync
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +2 10 £370 - 4
Manchester - 7 £365 - 9
Merseyside - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
3 15 (37.50%) Windows
4 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (25.00%) Migration
6 9 (22.50%) Citrix
7 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) ITIL
8 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
8 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
9 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.00%) Project Management
10 5 (12.50%) SCOM
11 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (10.00%) XenApp
11 4 (10.00%) Degree
11 4 (10.00%) VMware
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (10.00%) AppSense
11 4 (10.00%) IIS
11 4 (10.00%) MS Office
11 4 (10.00%) DHCP
11 4 (10.00%) VoIP
11 4 (10.00%) DNS
11 4 (10.00%) Office 365
11 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
2 11 (27.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.00%) IIS
5 3 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) WorkSite
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DHCP
1 4 (10.00%) VoIP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) LAN
2 3 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (7.50%) SMS
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) PBX
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (7.50%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Project Manager
2 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Tester
3 3 (7.50%) Trainer
3 3 (7.50%) Systems Tester
3 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Technical Tester
3 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) IT Trainer
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.00%) Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Support Technician
5 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) E-Learning
1 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) NetWare
6 1 (2.50%) FreeBSD
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 3 (7.50%) ITSM
4 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (7.50%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.00%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) CRM
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) MCT
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) XenDesktop
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (7.50%) XenServer
5 1 (2.50%) UAG
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (7.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (7.50%) Novell Identity Manager
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) AppSense
4 3 (7.50%) Novell
5 2 (5.00%) NetApp
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.50%) Mitel
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