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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 46 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 26 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.56% 2.63% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.75% 12.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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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
160 207 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.60% 20.93% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 109 56
Average daily rate £415 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 13
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.89% -15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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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

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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

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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 30 January 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (68.52%) Active Directory
2 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
3 31 (57.41%) SharePoint
4 29 (53.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (51.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (48.15%) Clustering
6 26 (48.15%) CRM
6 26 (48.15%) SQL
6 26 (48.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 26 (48.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 25 (46.30%) Cloud Computing
7 25 (46.30%) Hyper-V
7 25 (46.30%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (46.30%) Dynamics AX
8 24 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
9 20 (37.04%) Application Packaging
10 19 (35.19%) .NET
11 15 (27.78%) SOA
11 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
12 13 (24.07%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (22.22%) Firewall
14 10 (18.52%) Windows
15 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
16 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
16 7 (12.96%) Office 365
16 7 (12.96%) Migration
17 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
17 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
18 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
19 4 (7.41%) Service Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (57.41%) SharePoint
2 29 (53.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (48.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (48.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 24 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (3.70%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (3.70%) IIS
9 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.85%) GroupWise
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 25 (46.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 25 (46.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (46.30%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (12.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) DMZ
3 3 (5.56%) Unified Communications
3 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 3 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (3.70%) RTP
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
4 2 (3.70%) PBX
4 2 (3.70%) PSTN
4 2 (3.70%) DNS
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.85%) Banking
1 1 (1.85%) Retail
1 1 (1.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (57.41%) Architect
2 26 (48.15%) Technical Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Technical Architect
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 5 (9.26%) Consultant
5 4 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (1.85%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Wintel Consultant
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (1.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (37.04%) Application Packaging
2 19 (35.19%) .NET
3 4 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Reference Data
2 3 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Blog
4 1 (1.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (5.56%) UNIX
2 3 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (48.15%) CRM
3 15 (27.78%) SOA
4 13 (24.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (12.96%) Migration
6 4 (7.41%) Service Management
6 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.41%) ITIL
6 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.41%) Data Architecture
7 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.85%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (48.15%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) MCTS
4 2 (3.70%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (68.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (46.30%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (3.70%) Lotus
3 2 (3.70%) Avaya
3 2 (3.70%) Nortel
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix
4 1 (1.85%) Juniper
4 1 (1.85%) Novell
4 1 (1.85%) VMware
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