The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 39 - 16
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.19% - 7.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.08% - 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 14
Average daily rate
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£128 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
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Oxfordshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
98 28 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 29.25% 12.12% 33.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 15 53
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £293 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -53.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) CRM
5 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (33.33%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
1 4 (44.44%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec