The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 45 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.80% 0.30% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.65% 2.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£538 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £402 £364
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +10.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
Lync
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
86 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.27% 12.20% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 19 11
Average daily rate £400 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £178 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Northamptonshire region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Northampton - 2 £350 - 2
Lync
East Midlands

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) HSRP
2 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint