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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 165 169 202
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +33
Contract jobs citing Lync 106 74 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.79% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.46% 4.80% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
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
1641 1541 1531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.49% 16.49% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 865 831
Average daily rate £388 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £187 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 78 99
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.09 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £52.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Berkshire +10 41 £388 -3.12% 12
Surrey +25 28 £388 +19.23% 9
West Sussex -16 12 £395 -16.84%
Oxfordshire -12 9 £363 +81.25% 2
Hampshire -15 9 £338 -12.70% 1
Buckinghamshire -26 4 £363 -15.20% 3
East Sussex - 2 £525 -
Middlesex - 1 £388 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 97 (43.30%) Active Directory
2 95 (42.41%) Windows
3 92 (41.07%) Microsoft
4 87 (38.84%) MS Exchange
5 60 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 53 (23.66%) SharePoint
7 47 (20.98%) Cisco
8 43 (19.20%) Migration
9 36 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (15.18%) Unified Communications
10 34 (15.18%) MS Excel
11 31 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2013
11 31 (13.84%) PowerShell
12 30 (13.39%) SCCM
12 30 (13.39%) Office 365
13 29 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (12.05%) Telecoms
15 26 (11.61%) Security Cleared
16 25 (11.16%) SCOM
17 24 (10.71%) VMware
18 23 (10.27%) SC Cleared
19 22 (9.82%) ITIL
19 22 (9.82%) DNS
20 21 (9.38%) VoIP
20 21 (9.38%) SQL
20 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
21 20 (8.93%) Hyper-V
21 20 (8.93%) WAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 87 (38.84%) MS Exchange
2 60 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (23.66%) SharePoint
4 31 (13.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (6.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (4.91%) Office Communications Server
8 11 (4.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (3.13%) IBM Notes
10 6 (2.68%) IIS
10 6 (2.68%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (1.34%) Live Communications Server
13 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.45%) CMS
13 1 (0.45%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.45%) Site Server
13 1 (0.45%) GroupWise
Applications
1 34 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.59%) MS Office
3 2 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.45%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.39%) Office 365
2 8 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.13%) Mimecast
4 6 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.18%) Unified Communications
2 22 (9.82%) DNS
3 21 (9.38%) VoIP
4 20 (8.93%) WAN
5 18 (8.04%) Firewall
6 17 (7.59%) LAN
7 16 (7.14%) SAN
8 12 (5.36%) DHCP
9 9 (4.02%) MGCP
10 8 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (3.13%) BGP
11 7 (3.13%) PBX
11 7 (3.13%) VPN
12 6 (2.68%) RTP
13 5 (2.23%) H.323
14 4 (1.79%) WebEx
14 4 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (1.79%) EIGRP
14 4 (1.79%) Megaco
14 4 (1.79%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.79%) EDMS
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 27 (12.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.02%) Finance
3 6 (2.68%) Legal
4 3 (1.34%) Retail
4 3 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.34%) Back Office
4 3 (1.34%) German Language
5 2 (0.89%) Publishing
5 2 (0.89%) Billing
5 2 (0.89%) French Language
5 2 (0.89%) Automotive
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 28 (12.50%) Architect
2 27 (12.05%) Support Engineer
3 21 (9.38%) Consultant
4 14 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
5 12 (5.36%) Project Manager
5 12 (5.36%) Analyst
5 12 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (5.36%) Exchange Engineer
6 10 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.57%) Administrator
8 8 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.57%) Design Engineer
8 8 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (3.13%) IT Support
9 7 (3.13%) Technical Architect
9 7 (3.13%) Migration Engineer
10 6 (2.68%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.68%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.13%) .NET
2 5 (2.23%) Application Packaging
3 3 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.89%) Web Services
4 2 (0.89%) WPF
4 2 (0.89%) XMPP
5 1 (0.45%) CGI
5 1 (0.45%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.36%) Clustering
3 11 (4.91%) PKI
4 6 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.89%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.89%) Replication
7 2 (0.89%) Data Conversion
7 2 (0.89%) iPhone
7 2 (0.89%) iPad
7 2 (0.89%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.45%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Kindle
8 1 (0.45%) User Experience
8 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.45%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 95 (42.41%) Windows
2 36 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (3.57%) Linux
7 5 (2.23%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.23%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.23%) Android
7 5 (2.23%) UNIX
8 3 (1.34%) HPUX
9 2 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.20%) Migration
2 22 (9.82%) ITIL
3 14 (6.25%) Project Management
4 11 (4.91%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.91%) CRM
5 10 (4.46%) PRINCE2
6 8 (3.57%) Change Management
6 8 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (3.13%) Data Analysis
8 6 (2.68%) Validation
8 6 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (2.68%) Mentoring
9 5 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (2.23%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (2.23%) B2B
9 5 (2.23%) Network Design
9 5 (2.23%) Unit Testing
10 4 (1.79%) Service Management
10 4 (1.79%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 31 (13.84%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.38%) SQL
3 9 (4.02%) VBScript
4 6 (2.68%) VB
5 5 (2.23%) C
6 4 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (12.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (11.61%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.27%) SC Cleared
4 19 (8.48%) MCSE
5 16 (7.14%) Degree
6 15 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.46%) CCIE
8 8 (3.57%) MCITP
9 7 (3.13%) CCNA
9 7 (3.13%) MCSA
9 7 (3.13%) MCTS
10 5 (2.23%) CCNP
11 3 (1.34%) MCP
11 3 (1.34%) HND
12 2 (0.89%) CCA
12 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.45%) GSAE
13 1 (0.45%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 97 (43.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.93%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.57%) XenApp
5 6 (2.68%) UAG
5 6 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.79%) vSphere
8 3 (1.34%) Samba
9 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (13.39%) SCCM
2 25 (11.16%) SCOM
3 16 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (2.68%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.79%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.79%) WSUS
6 3 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (1.34%) SCSM
7 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.89%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.89%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 92 (41.07%) Microsoft
2 47 (20.98%) Cisco
3 24 (10.71%) VMware
4 17 (7.59%) Avaya
5 16 (7.14%) HP
6 13 (5.80%) SolarWinds
7 10 (4.46%) Riverbed
8 9 (4.02%) Lotus
8 9 (4.02%) Citrix
9 5 (2.23%) Mitel
9 5 (2.23%) 3PAR
9 5 (2.23%) Sonus
10 4 (1.79%) Meraki
10 4 (1.79%) LANDesk
10 4 (1.79%) Apple
11 3 (1.34%) Genesys
11 3 (1.34%) Nortel
11 3 (1.34%) Oracle
11 3 (1.34%) SAP
11 3 (1.34%) ProCurve
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