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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 121 156 225
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +69
Contract jobs citing Lync 129 84 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 0.98% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.75% 5.50% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 18
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£393 £325 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.28 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.26% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £26.25 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-38.13% +5.12%
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
1665 1528 1705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.90% 17.76% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 860 825
Average daily rate £360 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £348 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 63 96
Average hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.93% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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
Berkshire +51 60 £450 +5.88% 9
Hampshire +3 27 £328 -6.42% 6
Surrey -19 15 £488 +52.34% 4
West Sussex +18 11 £375 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £318 +92.42% 4
Middlesex - 4 £456 -
Oxfordshire -10 3 £400 +23.07% 2
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - - - - 3
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 105 (56.45%) Microsoft
2 92 (49.46%) Active Directory
3 87 (46.77%) Windows
4 69 (37.10%) MS Exchange
5 62 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 50 (26.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (25.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (20.97%) Cisco
9 33 (17.74%) SQL
9 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
10 32 (17.20%) MS Excel
11 29 (15.59%) ITIL
11 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (15.59%) PowerShell
11 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (15.05%) VMware
12 28 (15.05%) Office 365
13 27 (14.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
15 25 (13.44%) MS Office
16 24 (12.90%) Migration
17 23 (12.37%) Clustering
18 22 (11.83%) Citrix
19 21 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (11.29%) Telecoms
20 20 (10.75%) Firewall
20 20 (10.75%) Hyper-V
21 19 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
21 19 (10.22%) CRM
21 19 (10.22%) SharePoint 2010

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 69 (37.10%) MS Exchange
2 62 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 50 (26.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 47 (25.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (14.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (10.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (9.14%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (4.30%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (2.69%) IIS
13 4 (2.15%) Node.js
14 3 (1.61%) Zimbra
15 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.54%) Moodle
Applications
1 32 (17.20%) MS Excel
2 25 (13.44%) MS Office
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (0.54%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 18 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 18 (9.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.05%) Office 365
2 18 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) SaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.75%) Firewall
2 13 (6.99%) DMZ
3 9 (4.84%) Internet
4 8 (4.30%) SAN
4 8 (4.30%) DNS
4 8 (4.30%) VoIP
5 7 (3.76%) NetScaler
6 6 (3.23%) Unified Communications
6 6 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (3.23%) PBX
7 5 (2.69%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (2.15%) NAS
9 3 (1.61%) LAN
9 3 (1.61%) DHCP
9 3 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.61%) Multicast
10 2 (1.08%) 3G
10 2 (1.08%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.08%) VPN
10 2 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.15%) EDMS
3 1 (0.54%) IDOL
3 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.54%) AdminStudio
General
1 21 (11.29%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.99%) Finance
3 5 (2.69%) Billing
4 3 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.08%) Banking
5 2 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.08%) Military
5 2 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (23.12%) Architect
2 25 (13.44%) Analyst
3 22 (11.83%) Consultant
4 21 (11.29%) Technical Architect
5 14 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 7 (3.76%) Developer
6 7 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (3.23%) Senior Architect
7 6 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
7 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.23%) Business Analyst
8 5 (2.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (2.69%) Senior Technical Architect
8 5 (2.69%) Server Analyst
8 5 (2.69%) Messaging Engineer
8 5 (2.69%) Voice Engineer
9 4 (2.15%) SharePoint Architect
9 4 (2.15%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.53%) Application Packaging
2 13 (6.99%) .NET
3 6 (3.23%) HTML
4 4 (2.15%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.15%) ExpressJS
4 4 (2.15%) CSS
4 4 (2.15%) Web Services
5 3 (1.61%) XML
5 3 (1.61%) SOAP
5 3 (1.61%) Flash
5 3 (1.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.61%) JSON
5 3 (1.61%) REST
6 2 (1.08%) HTML5
7 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.37%) Clustering
2 16 (8.60%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 12 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.15%) User Experience
5 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.08%) Blog
6 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.54%) Handset
6 1 (0.54%) IVR
6 1 (0.54%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.54%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 87 (46.77%) Windows
2 33 (17.74%) Windows 7
3 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.38%) Android
6 7 (3.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.59%) ITIL
2 24 (12.90%) Migration
3 21 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (10.22%) CRM
5 12 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (5.91%) SOA
7 9 (4.84%) Project Management
8 7 (3.76%) Change Management
8 7 (3.76%) Service Management
8 7 (3.76%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (2.69%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.69%) Business Analysis
10 5 (2.69%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.69%) Time Management
10 5 (2.69%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.69%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (2.69%) Coaching
11 4 (2.15%) Email Migration
11 4 (2.15%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.74%) SQL
2 29 (15.59%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.76%) VBScript
4 6 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.84%) MCSE
5 7 (3.76%) Degree
6 5 (2.69%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.15%) MCITP
8 2 (1.08%) MCTS
8 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CCIE
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) SLA
2 4 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.61%) BS7799
3 3 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 92 (49.46%) Active Directory
2 20 (10.75%) Hyper-V
3 17 (9.14%) XenApp
4 11 (5.91%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.84%) vSphere
6 7 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (3.23%) XenServer
8 5 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.69%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.54%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.38%) SCCM
2 7 (3.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.23%) MOM
4 5 (2.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.61%) SCOM
6 3 (1.61%) WSUS
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.54%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.54%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 105 (56.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.97%) Cisco
3 28 (15.05%) VMware
4 22 (11.83%) Citrix
5 12 (6.45%) Symantec
6 11 (5.91%) Oracle
7 9 (4.84%) MobileIron
8 8 (4.30%) Avaya
8 8 (4.30%) Lotus
8 8 (4.30%) HP
9 7 (3.76%) RightFax
9 7 (3.76%) Lumension
10 6 (3.23%) IronPort
10 6 (3.23%) Mitel
10 6 (3.23%) Remedy
11 4 (2.15%) AppSense
12 3 (1.61%) Nortel
12 3 (1.61%) Sophos
13 2 (1.08%) Polycom
13 2 (1.08%) BT
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