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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 30 28
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.75% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £340 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £26.00 £25.23
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +3.06%
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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
55 57 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 22.63% 28.50% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 41 22
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 - £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -2.55%

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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

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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 12 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Messaging Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
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Rate: £360/Day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago