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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 72 81
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +9
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.25% 0.50% 0.63%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.95% 2.63% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £415 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £347 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £483 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%
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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
185 190 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.07% 19.00% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 88 74
Average daily rate £388 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £306 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £8.11 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (42.86%) DMZ
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
3 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Service Management
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) MCSE
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (7.14%) Lumension
7 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
7 1 (7.14%) Blog
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) DMZ
3 5 (35.71%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Escalation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) MOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Lumension
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Meridio
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