The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Northern Ireland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - - -
As % of the Application Platforms category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
17 61 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.78% 21.71% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 10
Average daily rate £278 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
UK

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 15 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Messaging Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware