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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 37 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 1.69% -
As % of the Application Platforms category - 6.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £438 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
Lync
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
100 93 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 34.13% 26.20% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 57 17
Average daily rate £420 £433 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +35.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £325 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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

Lync
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) Polycom
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless Security
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Publishing

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCIE
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
1 3 (60.00%) Palo Alto
1 3 (60.00%) Polycom