The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 79 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +3
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.10% 2.68% 2.93%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.57% 14.38% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 16
Average daily rate £400 £438 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
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
Berkshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
176 160 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.83% 18.65% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 81 100
Average daily rate £350 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £33.50 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.80% +122.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
2 2 (40.00%) Polycom
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (40.00%) XMPP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) French Language
3 1 (20.00%) German Language
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Yammer

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
1 1 (20.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (20.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Skype
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) LDAP
2 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Escalation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Onboarding Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Onboarding Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Office Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (40.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Avaya
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Polycom