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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 22 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.67% 1.20% 5.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 22.22% 3.45% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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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
18 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.51% 34.94% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 17
Average daily rate £300 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £340 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £7.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Nortel
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Mitel
4 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (33.33%) WMI
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Wireless
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nortel
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Mitel