The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 20 21 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.38% 0.86% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.68% 5.00% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £387 £410
% change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +10.60%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Application Platforms Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
31 20 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.60% 17.24% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 33
Average daily rate £220 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.72% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £355 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Lync
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Nortel
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Mitel
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) WMI
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
1 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (40.00%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Nortel
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Mitel
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix