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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.67% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +18.88%
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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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
97 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 26.94% 18.34% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 19 28
Average daily rate £450 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +54.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) German Language
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Data Conversion
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) User Stories
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 3 (42.86%) German Language
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Conversion
2 1 (14.29%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Project Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec