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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 41 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.09% 0.43% 1.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.26% 3.85% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £200 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -45.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £200 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £200 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -
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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
94 26 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.54% 11.26% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 17 46
Average daily rate £403 £220 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.95% -25.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £175 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £285 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.09 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Data Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) German Language
5 3 (30.00%) WebEx
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (20.00%) Data Conversion
6 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) ISEB
7 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (10.00%) CRM
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (10.00%) UML
7 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (10.00%) Degree

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) WebEx
General
1 3 (30.00%) German Language
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Migration Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
1 6 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) UML
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec