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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 17 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.82% 0.68% 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.90% 3.23% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £369 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -11.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £286 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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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
156 186 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.68% 21.04% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 83 71
Average daily rate £440 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.90 £8.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (50.00%) Office 365
3 12 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
5 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
7 5 (19.23%) SCCM
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
8 4 (15.38%) Avaya
8 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
8 4 (15.38%) SCOM
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (11.54%) Yammer
9 3 (11.54%) Skype
9 3 (11.54%) Validation
9 3 (11.54%) Firewall
9 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
9 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (46.15%) SharePoint
1 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (11.54%) Yammer
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
2 3 (11.54%) Skype
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) PBX
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Architect
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) Consultant
2 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.54%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 4 (15.38%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) SCDPM
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) NetApp
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) VMware