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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 115 114 132
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Lync 21 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.52% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.25% 2.84% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 1
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £24.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +3.84%
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
494 529 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.76% 18.27% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 239 375
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 58 57
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.67 £34.60 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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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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 +10 10 - - 2
Lancashire -8 6 £338 -8.47% 1
Manchester -12 4 £393 +20.76% 6
Merseyside -1 3 £475 - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) MS Exchange
3 20 (46.51%) Windows
4 15 (34.88%) ITIL
4 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (32.56%) VMware
6 11 (25.58%) Citrix
7 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (20.93%) DNS
7 9 (20.93%) DHCP
7 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (18.60%) XenApp
9 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (16.28%) AppSense
9 7 (16.28%) HP
10 6 (13.95%) SMS
10 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) XenServer
10 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
10 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
11 5 (11.63%) Clustering
11 5 (11.63%) SAN
11 5 (11.63%) Cisco
12 4 (9.30%) Remedy
12 4 (9.30%) Firewall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (51.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) DNS
1 9 (20.93%) DHCP
2 6 (13.95%) SMS
3 5 (11.63%) SAN
4 4 (9.30%) Firewall
4 4 (9.30%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.98%) VoIP
5 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.33%) VPN
7 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.33%) PBX
7 1 (2.33%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.33%) VLAN
7 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Law
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.30%) Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.65%) Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Solutions Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.33%) Trainer
6 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) E-Learning
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.95%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.65%) UNIX
6 1 (2.33%) SUSE
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) NetWare
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
4 3 (6.98%) Service Management
4 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.65%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.33%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Release Management
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) XenApp
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (13.95%) XenServer
4 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
5 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.98%) Brightmail
6 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.33%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
1 3 (6.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.33%) Novell Identity Manager
3 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) AppSense
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco
6 4 (9.30%) Remedy
7 3 (6.98%) Symantec
7 3 (6.98%) IronPort
7 3 (6.98%) NetApp
7 3 (6.98%) F5
8 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.33%) MobileIron
9 1 (2.33%) ScanSafe
9 1 (2.33%) Novell
9 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.33%) IBM
9 1 (2.33%) Veeam
9 1 (2.33%) Oracle
9 1 (2.33%) McAfee
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