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 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 61 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.26% 1.22% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.26% 6.67% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£395 £450 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £358 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £465 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £387 £410
% change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +10.60%
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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
179 195 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.41% 18.36% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 111 60
Average daily rate £410 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 23
Average hourly rate £33.50 £13.05 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.70% -37.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £9.10 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.50 £34.50
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 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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 16 (51.61%) SharePoint
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
4 11 (35.48%) Migration
4 11 (35.48%) Office 365
5 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.81%) Windows
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
7 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
7 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (22.58%) Firewall
7 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Unified Communications
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco
9 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (16.13%) Avaya
9 5 (16.13%) PBX
9 5 (16.13%) .NET
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (9.68%) Project Management
11 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
11 3 (9.68%) Validation
11 3 (9.68%) Clustering
11 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
11 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 16 (51.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (41.94%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (9.68%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (6.45%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (6.45%) IIS
6 2 (6.45%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (3.23%) GroupWise
7 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
2 6 (19.35%) Unified Communications
3 5 (16.13%) PBX
4 2 (6.45%) PSTN
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) RTP
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Field Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Office 365 Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
2 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Validation
3 3 (9.68%) Project Management
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.45%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.68%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) MCTS
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco
3 5 (16.13%) Avaya
4 2 (6.45%) Nortel
4 2 (6.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.23%) Novell
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