The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 58 53 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.37% 0.96% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.36% 4.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £338 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -
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
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
147 137 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.87% 21.85% 19.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 80 37
Average daily rate £416 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £518 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Oxfordshire region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (63.64%) Polycom
2 6 (54.55%) Skype
3 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) CCNA
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (36.36%) NetApp
4 4 (36.36%) Tandberg
4 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Network Design
4 4 (36.36%) SonicWALL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 4 (36.36%) WebEx
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Aerohive Networks
4 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 4 (36.36%) QNAP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
2 2 (18.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (36.36%) WebEx
3 4 (36.36%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (27.27%) MPLS
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Publishing
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
1 4 (36.36%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
1 4 (36.36%) Network Design
2 3 (27.27%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Polycom
2 4 (36.36%) Aerohive Networks
2 4 (36.36%) NetApp
2 4 (36.36%) QNAP
2 4 (36.36%) SonicWALL
2 4 (36.36%) Tandberg
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Palo Alto
3 3 (27.27%) Spiceworks