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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 21 18 34
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.44% 1.01% 1.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.11% 5.26% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.96%
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%
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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
27 19 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.95% 19.19% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 29
Average daily rate £225 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £278 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-0.22% -6.31%

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 1 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Nortel
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Mitel
2 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) WMI
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) DMZ
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Wireless
1 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architect
2 2 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Control
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Nortel
2 3 (50.00%) Avaya
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Mitel
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix