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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 122 178 217
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +39
Contract jobs citing Lync 124 70 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 0.80% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.33% 4.65% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 19
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£375 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £400 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.38 £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.82% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
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
1692 1506 1763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.23% 17.24% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 836 841
Average daily rate £360 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 61 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.04 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.10 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +44 48 £438 +19.86% 12
Hampshire +7 29 £325 -7.14% 8
Surrey -10 15 £450 +40.62% 8
West Sussex - 13 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £318 +92.42% 4
Oxfordshire -7 3 £400 +23.07% 5
Middlesex - 2 £313 -
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £350 - 1
East Sussex - - - - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 92 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 92 (51.11%) Windows
3 71 (39.44%) MS Exchange
4 57 (31.67%) SharePoint
5 50 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 37 (20.56%) Cisco
8 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (17.78%) Windows 7
9 31 (17.22%) MS Excel
10 30 (16.67%) ITIL
10 30 (16.67%) SQL
10 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (16.67%) VMware
10 30 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 29 (16.11%) Security Cleared
12 28 (15.56%) Office 365
13 24 (13.33%) MS Office
14 23 (12.78%) Citrix
14 23 (12.78%) Migration
15 21 (11.67%) Clustering
15 21 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (11.67%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
16 19 (10.56%) Telecoms
16 19 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (10.56%) Firewall
17 18 (10.00%) Hyper-V
17 18 (10.00%) XenApp

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 71 (39.44%) MS Exchange
2 57 (31.67%) SharePoint
3 50 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 48 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (11.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 17 (9.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (5.00%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (2.78%) IIS
12 4 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (2.22%) Zimbra
13 1 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.56%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (17.22%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.33%) MS Office
3 3 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (8.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.56%) Office 365
2 16 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) Firewall
2 11 (6.11%) DMZ
3 10 (5.56%) DNS
4 9 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 9 (5.00%) Internet
5 8 (4.44%) SAN
5 8 (4.44%) VoIP
6 7 (3.89%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
8 5 (2.78%) PBX
9 4 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.22%) NAS
10 3 (1.67%) LAN
10 3 (1.67%) DHCP
10 3 (1.67%) VPN
11 2 (1.11%) WAN
11 2 (1.11%) Kerberos
11 2 (1.11%) 3G
12 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.22%) EDMS
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.56%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.56%) AdminStudio
1 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (10.56%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.78%) Finance
3 4 (2.22%) Billing
4 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.11%) Military
5 2 (1.11%) Banking
5 2 (1.11%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Back Office
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (21.67%) Architect
2 25 (13.89%) Analyst
3 19 (10.56%) Technical Architect
3 19 (10.56%) Consultant
4 15 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 10 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 6 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 6 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
6 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (2.78%) Server Analyst
7 5 (2.78%) Voice Engineer
7 5 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.22%) Support Technician
8 4 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (2.22%) Service Analyst
8 4 (2.22%) SharePoint Architect
8 4 (2.22%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.78%) Application Packaging
2 13 (7.22%) .NET
3 3 (1.67%) Flash
4 2 (1.11%) HTML5
4 2 (1.11%) HTML
4 2 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.67%) Clustering
2 16 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 12 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.89%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.11%) User Experience
5 2 (1.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.11%) Blog
5 2 (1.11%) PKI
6 1 (0.56%) IVR
6 1 (0.56%) Handset
6 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.56%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 92 (51.11%) Windows
2 32 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (17.78%) Windows 7
3 30 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (9.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.56%) Android
6 7 (3.89%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.67%) ITIL
2 23 (12.78%) Migration
3 19 (10.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (9.44%) CRM
5 11 (6.11%) Project Management
6 10 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (5.00%) SOA
7 9 (5.00%) PRINCE2
8 8 (4.44%) Incident Management
9 7 (3.89%) Service Management
9 7 (3.89%) Change Management
10 6 (3.33%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (3.33%) Problem Management
11 5 (2.78%) Business Analysis
11 5 (2.78%) Time Management
11 5 (2.78%) Unit Testing
11 5 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (2.78%) Coaching
12 4 (2.22%) Email Migration
13 3 (1.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.67%) SQL
1 30 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.89%) VBScript
3 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.11%) C
4 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (16.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.56%) MCSE
5 7 (3.89%) Degree
6 6 (3.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.22%) MCITP
8 3 (1.67%) MCTS
8 3 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.56%) MCSA
10 1 (0.56%) CCIE
10 1 (0.56%) CCNP
10 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.67%) BS7799
3 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 92 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 18 (10.00%) XenApp
3 11 (6.11%) XenDesktop
4 10 (5.56%) vSphere
5 8 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 6 (3.33%) XenServer
7 5 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.67%) UAG
8 3 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) SCCM
2 7 (3.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (3.33%) MOM
3 6 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 3 (1.67%) WSUS
6 3 (1.67%) SCOM
6 3 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.11%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 98 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.56%) Cisco
3 30 (16.67%) VMware
4 23 (12.78%) Citrix
5 12 (6.67%) Symantec
6 9 (5.00%) MobileIron
6 9 (5.00%) Lotus
7 8 (4.44%) Oracle
8 7 (3.89%) Avaya
8 7 (3.89%) HP
8 7 (3.89%) RightFax
8 7 (3.89%) Lumension
9 6 (3.33%) Remedy
9 6 (3.33%) IronPort
9 6 (3.33%) Mitel
10 4 (2.22%) AppSense
11 3 (1.67%) Sophos
11 3 (1.67%) Juniper
12 2 (1.11%) Nortel
12 2 (1.11%) Adobe
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