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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 142 158 177
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +19
Contract jobs citing Lync 132 93 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.00% 0.75%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.06% 5.35% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 62 40
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£335 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £253 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.48 £35.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -53.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.26 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.50 £27.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
1871 1737 1491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.26% 18.73% 16.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1146 954 829
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 87 68
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.30 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +29 58 £325 - 4
Berkshire +13 31 £325 -16.12% 10
Surrey -5 12 £363 -19.44% 8
Oxfordshire -8 12 £178 -55.62% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £375 - 1
West Sussex -23 4 - -
Kent +7 3 £470 +34.28% 5
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 128 (52.89%) Windows
2 113 (46.69%) Microsoft
3 88 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 88 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 63 (26.03%) VMware
5 62 (25.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 62 (25.62%) Office 365
6 61 (25.21%) SharePoint
7 56 (23.14%) MS Excel
8 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (16.53%) Unified Communications
12 39 (16.12%) Security Cleared
12 39 (16.12%) SCOM
13 37 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (14.88%) PowerShell
15 34 (14.05%) MCSE
15 34 (14.05%) ITIL
16 33 (13.64%) MS Office
17 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (13.22%) Windows 7
17 32 (13.22%) SC Cleared
18 30 (12.40%) SQL Server
18 30 (12.40%) Cisco
19 29 (11.98%) SCCM
20 27 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2013
21 26 (10.74%) Video Conferencing
21 26 (10.74%) Migration
21 26 (10.74%) LAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 88 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 62 (25.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (25.21%) SharePoint
4 27 (11.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (5.37%) IIS
7 8 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.31%) Office Communications Server
7 8 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (2.07%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.41%) CMS
12 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 56 (23.14%) MS Excel
2 33 (13.64%) MS Office
3 9 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) MS Project
5 1 (0.41%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.24%) SAP CCM
3 3 (1.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 62 (25.62%) Office 365
2 11 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.48%) Yammer
4 3 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.53%) Unified Communications
2 26 (10.74%) LAN
3 23 (9.50%) WAN
4 22 (9.09%) DNS
4 22 (9.09%) Firewall
5 19 (7.85%) VoIP
6 13 (5.37%) Internet
7 12 (4.96%) DHCP
7 12 (4.96%) Skype
8 10 (4.13%) Structured Cabling
8 10 (4.13%) VPN
9 9 (3.72%) NetScaler
10 8 (3.31%) SAN
11 7 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.89%) WebEx
12 5 (2.07%) Wireless
13 4 (1.65%) H.323
13 4 (1.65%) VLAN
13 4 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.40%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.65%) MySQL
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.83%) EDMS
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (6.61%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.20%) Finance
3 4 (1.65%) Legal
4 3 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (0.83%) French Language
5 2 (0.83%) Advertising
5 2 (0.83%) Publishing
5 2 (0.83%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
6 1 (0.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (17.77%) Support Engineer
2 29 (11.98%) 3rd Line Support
3 24 (9.92%) Consultant
4 21 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (7.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (6.61%) Analyst
6 16 (6.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (6.20%) Architect
8 12 (4.96%) Server Engineer
9 11 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Voice Engineer
10 10 (4.13%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.72%) Project Manager
12 8 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.31%) Service Analyst
13 6 (2.48%) Server Support
13 6 (2.48%) Avaya Engineer
13 6 (2.48%) IT Support
13 6 (2.48%) Server Support Engineer
13 6 (2.48%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.31%) .NET
2 3 (1.24%) SAP Smart Forms
2 3 (1.24%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.83%) HTML
3 2 (0.83%) HTML5
4 1 (0.41%) WPF
4 1 (0.41%) COM
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.74%) Video Conferencing
2 15 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.79%) Clustering
4 11 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.48%) PKI
5 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.65%) User Experience
7 3 (1.24%) iPad
7 3 (1.24%) Replication
7 3 (1.24%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.83%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.83%) BYOD
9 1 (0.41%) NHS
9 1 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 128 (52.89%) Windows
2 53 (21.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 47 (19.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (13.22%) Windows 7
4 32 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.72%) Linux
6 8 (3.31%) Windows Vista
6 8 (3.31%) Android
7 4 (1.65%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.24%) UNIX
8 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.24%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.05%) ITIL
2 26 (10.74%) Migration
3 18 (7.44%) Project Management
4 16 (6.61%) CRM
5 14 (5.79%) Service Management
6 12 (4.96%) Change Management
7 11 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (3.72%) Service Delivery
9 8 (3.31%) ITSM
9 8 (3.31%) Network Design
9 8 (3.31%) Incident Management
9 8 (3.31%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.89%) Capacity Management
10 7 (2.89%) Problem Management
10 7 (2.89%) PRINCE2
11 6 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (2.48%) Root Cause Analysis
12 5 (2.07%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (2.07%) High Availability
12 5 (2.07%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 36 (14.88%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.44%) SQL
3 7 (2.89%) VBScript
4 5 (2.07%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.24%) C
6 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.41%) C#
7 1 (0.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (16.12%) Security Cleared
2 37 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (14.05%) MCSE
4 32 (13.22%) SC Cleared
5 19 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.79%) CCNA
7 12 (4.96%) MCTS
8 11 (4.55%) MCITP
9 10 (4.13%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.72%) Degree
11 8 (3.31%) MCSA
12 5 (2.07%) CCIE
12 5 (2.07%) CCNP
13 4 (1.65%) HND
14 3 (1.24%) CCVP
14 3 (1.24%) MOS
14 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.83%) MCP
16 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.13%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.41%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 88 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 44 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.02%) XenApp
4 13 (5.37%) vSphere
5 10 (4.13%) Forefront TMG
6 9 (3.72%) XenServer
7 7 (2.89%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.48%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.65%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.24%) Samba
10 3 (1.24%) UAG
10 3 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (16.12%) SCOM
2 29 (11.98%) SCCM
3 10 (4.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.72%) WSUS
5 8 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (2.89%) NetBackup
7 6 (2.48%) SCVMM
7 6 (2.48%) OVSD
7 6 (2.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.48%) AirWatch
8 5 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.65%) SCDPM
10 3 (1.24%) Nagios
10 3 (1.24%) OpenView
10 3 (1.24%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
11 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 113 (46.69%) Microsoft
2 63 (26.03%) VMware
3 30 (12.40%) Cisco
4 23 (9.50%) Citrix
5 18 (7.44%) HP
6 15 (6.20%) Polycom
7 14 (5.79%) NetApp
8 12 (4.96%) Avaya
9 9 (3.72%) SolarWinds
10 8 (3.31%) EMC
10 8 (3.31%) Remedy
11 7 (2.89%) Sophos
11 7 (2.89%) SonicWALL
11 7 (2.89%) Adobe
11 7 (2.89%) SAP
11 7 (2.89%) Tandberg
11 7 (2.89%) Aerohive Networks
11 7 (2.89%) QNAP
12 6 (2.48%) Spiceworks
12 6 (2.48%) Symantec
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