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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 131 171 179
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 141 77 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.29% 4.48% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 51 40
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £328
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.49 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.85% -11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.54 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £29.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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
1700 1718 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.86% 18.66% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1073 925 765
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.68 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 48 £315 +0.80% 6
Berkshire +14 31 £325 -7.14% 8
Buckinghamshire +4 24 £363 - 1
Surrey +3 17 £300 - 6
Oxfordshire - 10 £139 -
West Sussex -19 4 - - 1
Kent +3 3 £473 +35.00% 1
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 129 (52.23%) Windows
2 113 (45.75%) Microsoft
3 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
4 90 (36.44%) MS Exchange
5 63 (25.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 61 (24.70%) Office 365
7 56 (22.67%) MS Excel
8 55 (22.27%) SharePoint
8 55 (22.27%) VMware
9 53 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (17.00%) Unified Communications
12 40 (16.19%) PowerShell
12 40 (16.19%) SCOM
13 37 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 36 (14.57%) SCCM
15 35 (14.17%) Cisco
16 32 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
16 32 (12.96%) Migration
17 31 (12.55%) Security Cleared
17 31 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2013
18 30 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (11.74%) ITIL
20 28 (11.34%) MS Office
20 28 (11.34%) MCSE
20 28 (11.34%) Windows 7
21 26 (10.53%) SC Cleared
22 25 (10.12%) Citrix
23 24 (9.72%) SQL Server
24 23 (9.31%) SQL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (36.44%) MS Exchange
2 63 (25.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (22.27%) SharePoint
4 31 (12.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.26%) IIS
7 8 (3.24%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
11 4 (1.62%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.40%) CMS
13 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (22.67%) MS Excel
2 28 (11.34%) MS Office
3 4 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP CCM
2 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 61 (24.70%) Office 365
2 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.43%) Yammer
4 3 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.40%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (17.00%) Unified Communications
2 23 (9.31%) WAN
3 22 (8.91%) LAN
4 21 (8.50%) VoIP
5 16 (6.48%) DNS
5 16 (6.48%) Firewall
6 14 (5.67%) SAN
7 11 (4.45%) Internet
7 11 (4.45%) DHCP
8 9 (3.64%) VPN
8 9 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 7 (2.83%) MGCP
9 7 (2.83%) BGP
10 6 (2.43%) H.323
10 6 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (2.43%) Skype
11 5 (2.02%) Network Security
11 5 (2.02%) MPLS
11 5 (2.02%) ISDN
12 4 (1.62%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.62%) MySQL
4 2 (0.81%) EDMS
4 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (8.50%) Telecoms
2 14 (5.67%) Finance
3 4 (1.62%) Legal
4 3 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.81%) French Language
5 2 (0.81%) Advertising
5 2 (0.81%) Publishing
5 2 (0.81%) Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (16.19%) Support Engineer
2 26 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 23 (9.31%) Consultant
4 21 (8.50%) Architect
5 16 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (6.07%) Analyst
7 14 (5.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) Server Engineer
9 12 (4.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 10 (4.05%) Voice Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (3.24%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.83%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.83%) Service Analyst
12 7 (2.83%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (2.43%) Design Engineer
13 6 (2.43%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.43%) .NET
2 3 (1.21%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (1.21%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.81%) WPF
3 2 (0.81%) HTML5
3 2 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.40%) COM
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.10%) Video Conferencing
2 16 (6.48%) Clustering
3 10 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.43%) PKI
5 5 (2.02%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.02%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.02%) iPad
6 4 (1.62%) User Experience
6 4 (1.62%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.62%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.21%) Replication
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.81%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) BYOD
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
9 1 (0.40%) IVR
9 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 129 (52.23%) Windows
2 53 (21.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (11.34%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.64%) Linux
7 6 (2.43%) Android
8 5 (2.02%) UNIX
9 4 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.21%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.21%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.21%) HPUX
11 2 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.96%) Migration
2 29 (11.74%) ITIL
3 19 (7.69%) Project Management
4 17 (6.88%) CRM
5 13 (5.26%) Change Management
6 11 (4.45%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (3.64%) Mentoring
8 8 (3.24%) Service Management
8 8 (3.24%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.24%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.83%) Incident Management
9 7 (2.83%) PRINCE2
10 6 (2.43%) ITSM
10 6 (2.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (2.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.02%) High Availability
11 5 (2.02%) Change Control
11 5 (2.02%) Coaching
11 5 (2.02%) Data Analysis
12 4 (1.62%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.31%) SQL
3 7 (2.83%) VBScript
4 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.21%) C
5 3 (1.21%) C#
6 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (11.34%) MCSE
4 26 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.45%) MCTS
7 10 (4.05%) MCITP
7 10 (4.05%) CCIE
7 10 (4.05%) CCNA
8 8 (3.24%) Degree
8 8 (3.24%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.83%) CCNP
10 6 (2.43%) MCSA
11 4 (1.62%) HND
12 3 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.21%) CCVP
13 2 (0.81%) MOS
13 2 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.81%) CCA
13 2 (0.81%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.64%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
2 37 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.31%) Hyper-V
4 20 (8.10%) XenApp
5 13 (5.26%) vSphere
6 10 (4.05%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (3.64%) XenServer
7 9 (3.64%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.43%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.62%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.21%) Samba
11 3 (1.21%) UAG
11 3 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (16.19%) SCOM
2 36 (14.57%) SCCM
3 11 (4.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (3.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 7 (2.83%) Backup Exec
6 6 (2.43%) OVSD
6 6 (2.43%) WSUS
6 6 (2.43%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.43%) SCVMM
6 6 (2.43%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.62%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.21%) SCSM
8 3 (1.21%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (1.21%) OpenView
9 2 (0.81%) Nagios
9 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 113 (45.75%) Microsoft
2 55 (22.27%) VMware
3 35 (14.17%) Cisco
4 25 (10.12%) Citrix
5 22 (8.91%) HP
6 12 (4.86%) Avaya
7 10 (4.05%) NetApp
8 7 (2.83%) Sophos
9 6 (2.43%) Adobe
9 6 (2.43%) SAP
9 6 (2.43%) Polycom
10 5 (2.02%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.02%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.02%) Lotus
10 5 (2.02%) Google
11 4 (1.62%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.62%) Remedy
11 4 (1.62%) Veritas
11 4 (1.62%) ProCurve
11 4 (1.62%) Mitel
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