The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 149 189 180
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 109 57 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.19% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.10% 3.43% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 32 36
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £130 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £28.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £28.50 £22.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £28.50 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
Lync
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1536 1662 1412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.78% 18.55% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 949 903 749
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 76 94
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.03 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the South East region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the South East region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Lync
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +10 25 £313 +0.80% 11
Buckinghamshire +13 22 £370 +39.62%
Berkshire +17 21 £440 +11.39% 16
Surrey +13 21 £350 +16.66% 3
Oxfordshire - 8 £128 -
West Sussex -13 5 - - 3
Kent - 3 £473 - 2
Middlesex - 1 £388 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 122 (52.14%) Windows
2 105 (44.87%) Microsoft
3 99 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 90 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 66 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (23.93%) MS Excel
6 56 (23.93%) SharePoint
7 55 (23.50%) Office 365
8 44 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (18.80%) VMware
9 41 (17.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (17.09%) Unified Communications
11 38 (16.24%) Migration
12 37 (15.81%) SCCM
13 36 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 36 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
14 35 (14.96%) SCOM
15 32 (13.68%) Cisco
16 31 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
17 30 (12.82%) Security Cleared
18 29 (12.39%) ITIL
19 28 (11.97%) MS Office
20 26 (11.11%) MCSE
21 25 (10.68%) SQL Server
22 24 (10.26%) SQL
22 24 (10.26%) SC Cleared
22 24 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
22 24 (10.26%) Hyper-V
22 24 (10.26%) Windows 7

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 90 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 66 (28.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (23.93%) SharePoint
4 36 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.42%) IIS
7 8 (3.42%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (2.99%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.14%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.43%) CMS
14 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 56 (23.93%) MS Excel
2 28 (11.97%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (23.50%) Office 365
2 9 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.85%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.85%) Yammer
5 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.09%) Unified Communications
2 19 (8.12%) VoIP
3 18 (7.69%) WAN
4 17 (7.26%) LAN
5 15 (6.41%) Firewall
6 13 (5.56%) DNS
7 11 (4.70%) SAN
8 10 (4.27%) Internet
8 10 (4.27%) VPN
8 10 (4.27%) DHCP
9 7 (2.99%) BGP
9 7 (2.99%) MGCP
10 6 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.14%) H.323
12 4 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.71%) Megaco
12 4 (1.71%) EIGRP
12 4 (1.71%) MPLS
12 4 (1.71%) OSPF
12 4 (1.71%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (0.85%) EDMS
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (8.55%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.70%) Finance
3 4 (1.71%) Legal
4 2 (0.85%) Advertising
4 2 (0.85%) Banking
4 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.85%) French Language
5 1 (0.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 33 (14.10%) Support Engineer
2 23 (9.83%) Consultant
3 21 (8.97%) Architect
3 21 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.13%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 12 (5.13%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 11 (4.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (3.85%) Analyst
8 9 (3.85%) Administrator
8 9 (3.85%) Server Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Design Engineer
9 8 (3.42%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (2.99%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.56%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.42%) .NET
2 3 (1.28%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.85%) SAP Smart Forms
3 2 (0.85%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.85%) WPF
4 1 (0.43%) COM
4 1 (0.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.26%) Video Conferencing
2 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.85%) Clustering
3 7 (2.99%) PKI
4 6 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.14%) iPad
5 5 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
8 2 (0.85%) iPhone
8 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) NHS
9 1 (0.43%) IVR
9 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 122 (52.14%) Windows
2 44 (18.80%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (17.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 21 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.13%) Linux
7 8 (3.42%) UNIX
8 4 (1.71%) Android
8 4 (1.71%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.28%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.28%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (16.24%) Migration
2 29 (12.39%) ITIL
3 19 (8.12%) Project Management
4 18 (7.69%) CRM
5 11 (4.70%) Service Delivery
6 9 (3.85%) Change Management
6 9 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 9 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.99%) Service Management
9 6 (2.56%) Incident Management
9 6 (2.56%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.56%) High Availability
9 6 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.14%) Change Control
10 5 (2.14%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.14%) Coaching
10 5 (2.14%) Network Design
10 5 (2.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.26%) SQL
3 10 (4.27%) VBScript
4 5 (2.14%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.71%) C#
6 3 (1.28%) C
6 3 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 26 (11.11%) MCSE
4 24 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 14 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.70%) MCTS
6 11 (4.70%) MCITP
6 11 (4.70%) Degree
7 10 (4.27%) CCIE
8 7 (2.99%) CCNA
9 6 (2.56%) MCSA
10 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.71%) MCP
11 4 (1.71%) HND
11 4 (1.71%) CCNP
12 3 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.85%) CCA
14 1 (0.43%) ISEB
14 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.43%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.43%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 99 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 31 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 13 (5.56%) XenApp
5 10 (4.27%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.99%) vSphere
9 5 (2.14%) UAG
10 4 (1.71%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.28%) Samba
11 3 (1.28%) XenServer
11 3 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (15.81%) SCCM
2 35 (14.96%) SCOM
3 9 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 8 (3.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (2.56%) SCVMM
5 6 (2.56%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.56%) OVSD
5 6 (2.56%) WSUS
6 5 (2.14%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.28%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.28%) SCSM
7 3 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.28%) OpenView
7 3 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.43%) Nagios
9 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 105 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 44 (18.80%) VMware
3 32 (13.68%) Cisco
4 22 (9.40%) HP
5 17 (7.26%) Citrix
6 11 (4.70%) Avaya
7 9 (3.85%) NetApp
8 7 (2.99%) Sophos
8 7 (2.99%) SolarWinds
9 6 (2.56%) Remedy
10 5 (2.14%) Google
10 5 (2.14%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.14%) Lotus
10 5 (2.14%) Adobe
10 5 (2.14%) 3PAR
11 4 (1.71%) SAP
11 4 (1.71%) Veritas
12 3 (1.28%) Genesys
12 3 (1.28%) Oracle
12 3 (1.28%) Business Objects
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