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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 65 58 73
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.98% 1.26% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.18% 6.25% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Average daily rate
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£383 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £294 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £438 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -42.59%
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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
193 176 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.96% 20.21% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 82 89
Average daily rate £440 £381 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.40% -10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.95 £8.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Office 365
3 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
4 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco
7 5 (22.73%) SCCM
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 4 (18.18%) SCOM
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.64%) Yammer
9 3 (13.64%) Skype
9 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
9 3 (13.64%) Avaya
9 3 (13.64%) LAN
9 3 (13.64%) WAN
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
10 2 (9.09%) Office Communications Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 9 (40.91%) SharePoint
2 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (13.64%) Yammer
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
1 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
1 3 (13.64%) Skype
2 2 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) PBX
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Architect
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Specialist
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Messaging Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Build Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (9.09%) Validation
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) SCDPM
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) Avaya
4 1 (4.55%) NetApp
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) VMware