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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 57 51 52
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.36% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.49% 1.41% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £387 £410
% change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +10.60%
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
182 71 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 24.80% 13.15% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 35 66
Average daily rate £410 £260 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.69% -11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 5 £363 +81.25% 1
Abingdon - 3 £345 -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) German Language
6 3 (20.00%) WebEx
7 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Android
7 2 (13.33%) Data Conversion
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) WebEx
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (20.00%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
1 7 (46.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) PRINCE2
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (6.67%) Data Validation
5 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) UML
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec