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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 128 101 124
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.99% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.91% 5.70% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
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£375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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
524 491 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.12% 17.30% 18.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 246 266
Average daily rate £355 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.37% -1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £162 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 33
Average hourly rate £16.78 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.09% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.40 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.07 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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
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 18 December 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
Manchester -16 7 £375 +25.00% 3
Cheshire -7 1 - - 1
Lancashire -22 1 £300 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 10 (33.33%) ITIL
4 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) DNS
6 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) SMS
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (13.33%) Remedy
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (13.33%) AppSense
8 4 (13.33%) XenApp
8 4 (13.33%) XenServer
8 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (10.00%) SCCM
9 3 (10.00%) SCOM
9 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) SMS
3 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) SSL
5 2 (6.67%) H.323
6 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Audio Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Implementation Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Assurance Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Voice Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XMPP
2 1 (3.33%) WCF
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Clustering
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.67%) Android
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCTS
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (13.33%) XenApp
3 4 (13.33%) XenServer
3 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) Remedy
5 4 (13.33%) AppSense
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Polycom
6 2 (6.67%) Tandberg
7 1 (3.33%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.33%) ScanSafe
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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