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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 56 69 67
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.38% 0.30% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.23% 1.50% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£383 £450 £481
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £450 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
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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
130 200 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.91% 20.12% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 100 71
Average daily rate £425 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £197 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 16
Average hourly rate £33.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £9.49 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 (53.33%) SharePoint
2 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
4 11 (36.67%) Office 365
5 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 9 (30.00%) Migration
6 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (16.67%) Firewall
7 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.67%) PBX
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (16.67%) Avaya
7 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (13.33%) Project Management
8 4 (13.33%) Linux
8 4 (13.33%) ITIL
8 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.00%) Validation
9 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (53.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 2 (6.67%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (3.33%) GroupWise
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Yammer
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) PBX
1 5 (16.67%) Firewall
1 5 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) RTP
3 2 (6.67%) PSTN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (3.33%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Linux
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Migration
2 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
1 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) MCTS
3 2 (6.67%) MCITP
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Avaya
2 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (6.67%) Lotus
3 2 (6.67%) Nortel
4 1 (3.33%) NetApp
4 1 (3.33%) Novell
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) VMware