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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 133 122 120
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 30 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.32% 4.11% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £390 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.07% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
695 511 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.81% 16.35% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 263 239
Average daily rate £408 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.02 £36.28 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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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
Manchester -3 11 £310 -21.01% 13
Merseyside -1 7 £250 - 1
Lancashire -11 4 £301 -7.44%
Cheshire -17 4 £390 - 3
Cumbria - 3 £555 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (48.65%) VMware
3 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Windows
4 16 (43.24%) ITIL
5 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (27.03%) DNS
7 9 (24.32%) DHCP
7 9 (24.32%) Cisco
8 8 (21.62%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
8 8 (21.62%) XenApp
8 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
8 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (18.92%) Office 365
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (18.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
10 6 (16.22%) HP
10 6 (16.22%) Migration
10 6 (16.22%) Information Security
10 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) XenServer
11 5 (13.51%) WAN
11 5 (13.51%) SLA
11 5 (13.51%) LAN
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (54.05%) MS Exchange
2 15 (40.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
3 5 (13.51%) LAN
3 5 (13.51%) WAN
4 4 (10.81%) SMS
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.11%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
6 2 (5.41%) PBX
6 2 (5.41%) Skype
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) MPLS
7 1 (2.70%) Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) WLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
1 2 (5.41%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Marketing
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
1 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
2 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Technical Services Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) DTV
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Information Security
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.41%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.70%) Practice Management
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (2.70%) Waterfall
6 1 (2.70%) DevOps
6 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.70%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 2 (5.41%) MCITP
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) CCEE
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (45.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.62%) XenApp
2 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
3 7 (18.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (16.22%) XenServer
5 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.70%) vSphere
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 18 (48.65%) VMware
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 4 (10.81%) AppSense
7 3 (8.11%) Lotus
8 2 (5.41%) SAP
9 1 (2.70%) Sage
9 1 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (2.70%) BT
9 1 (2.70%) Wyse
9 1 (2.70%) Mitel
9 1 (2.70%) Brocade
9 1 (2.70%) IronPort
9 1 (2.70%) Polycom
9 1 (2.70%) Veeam
9 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.70%) Dell
9 1 (2.70%) IBM