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 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 115 117 135
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +18
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.44% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.62% 2.41% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 1
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£323 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £24.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
442 497 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.66% 18.34% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 228 380
Average daily rate £325 £310 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 51
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.51% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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 29 July 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 29 July 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
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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
Cheshire +9 9 £310 -
Manchester -5 3 £335 +3.07% 6
Lancashire -12 3 £280 -13.84%
Merseyside - 3 £475 - 2
Cumbria - - - - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 19 (45.24%) MS Exchange
3 17 (40.48%) Windows
4 15 (35.71%) ITIL
5 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (26.19%) VMware
7 10 (23.81%) Citrix
7 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
8 9 (21.43%) DHCP
8 9 (21.43%) DNS
9 8 (19.05%) HP
10 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) SQL
10 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (16.67%) XenApp
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (14.29%) AppSense
11 6 (14.29%) SAN
12 5 (11.90%) Project Management
12 5 (11.90%) Firewall
12 5 (11.90%) Cisco
12 5 (11.90%) SMS
12 5 (11.90%) XenServer
12 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
12 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
13 4 (9.52%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (45.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (7.14%) IIS
6 3 (7.14%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) DNS
1 9 (21.43%) DHCP
2 6 (14.29%) SAN
3 5 (11.90%) Firewall
3 5 (11.90%) SMS
4 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
5 3 (7.14%) VoIP
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.38%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.38%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 6 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.38%) UNIX Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.38%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Replication
1 3 (7.14%) Clustering
2 2 (4.76%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX
7 1 (2.38%) SUSE
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) NetWare
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Project Management
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.38%) Change Management
6 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) Release Management
6 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) XenApp
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (11.90%) XenServer
4 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.14%) Brightmail
5 3 (7.14%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.38%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) NetBackup
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
1 3 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.38%) SCSM
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.38%) Novell Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) AppSense
6 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 4 (9.52%) Remedy
8 3 (7.14%) Symantec
8 3 (7.14%) IronPort
8 3 (7.14%) NetApp
8 3 (7.14%) F5
9 2 (4.76%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.38%) ScanSafe
10 1 (2.38%) Novell
10 1 (2.38%) NetIQ
10 1 (2.38%) IBM
10 1 (2.38%) Veeam
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle
10 1 (2.38%) McAfee
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