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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 46 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 25 24 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 2.18% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 16.78% 9.02% -
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 0
Average daily rate
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£543 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +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
149 266 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.46% 24.12% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 155 59
Average daily rate £450 £375 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £12.16 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 35 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (58.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (56.00%) SQL
4 28 (56.00%) SharePoint
5 26 (52.00%) CRM
5 26 (52.00%) Clustering
5 26 (52.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (52.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 25 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 25 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 25 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (48.00%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (40.00%) Application Packaging
9 17 (34.00%) .NET
10 15 (30.00%) SOA
11 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
13 10 (20.00%) Firewall
14 8 (16.00%) Windows
14 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
16 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
16 6 (12.00%) DMZ
17 5 (10.00%) Service Management
17 5 (10.00%) ITIL
17 5 (10.00%) Cisco
17 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (64.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 28 (56.00%) SharePoint
3 26 (52.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (52.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (48.00%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
6 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.00%) IIS
7 2 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) DMZ
3 5 (10.00%) Internet
4 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.00%) DNS
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) PBX
5 2 (4.00%) PSTN
5 2 (4.00%) RTP
6 1 (2.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Banking
1 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Architect
2 26 (52.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Technical Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Design Authority
6 2 (4.00%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Field Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Wintel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 17 (34.00%) .NET
3 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (52.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Kindle
4 1 (2.00%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (52.00%) CRM
3 15 (30.00%) SOA
4 13 (26.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (10.00%) Service Management
5 5 (10.00%) ITIL
6 4 (8.00%) Data Architecture
6 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Coaching
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (2.00%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 2 (4.00%) MCTS
4 2 (4.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Avaya
3 2 (4.00%) Nortel
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) Lotus
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Juniper
4 1 (2.00%) Novell
4 1 (2.00%) Lumension
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Volt
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago