The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Reading region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 63 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.67% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.02% 2.21% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£369 £415 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.14% -17.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
199 181 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.11% 18.89% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £292 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -51.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
5 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (16.67%) MCTS
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
7 3 (16.67%) Migration
7 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (16.67%) Service Management
8 2 (11.11%) Workflow
8 2 (11.11%) Google
8 2 (11.11%) Firewall
8 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (11.11%) Blog
8 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (11.11%) MCITP
8 2 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (11.11%) PKI

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) RTP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) PBX
2 2 (11.11%) PSTN
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) IDOL
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Deployment Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Escalation Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) PKI
1 2 (11.11%) Blog
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (16.67%) MCTS
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (11.11%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) Shibboleth
2 2 (11.11%) UAG
3 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 1 (5.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Twitter
3 2 (11.11%) Nortel
3 2 (11.11%) Google
3 2 (11.11%) Avaya
3 2 (11.11%) Lotus
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) Meridio
4 1 (5.56%) Lumension
4 1 (5.56%) Facebook
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
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