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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 145 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +11
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.87% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.68% 5.93% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £310 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -4.54%
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
654 455 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 16.84% 14.64% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 252 170
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 40
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 -11 5 £183 -50.00% 9
Cheshire -14 3 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 £675 -
Lancashire -5 1 - -
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England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
6 2 (14.29%) WebEx
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) H.323
6 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (14.29%) Avaya
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) WebEx
1 2 (14.29%) H.323
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Audio Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Change Management
1 2 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) ERP
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 2 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Avaya
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) IronPort
4 2 (14.29%) Polycom
4 2 (14.29%) Tandberg
5 1 (7.14%) Sage
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