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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 128 166 209
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +43
Contract jobs citing Lync 135 71 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 0.83% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.79% 4.83% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 40 8
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£380 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £291 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +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
1734 1471 1429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.49% 17.26% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 799 732
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 75 91
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 December 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
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 December 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 +13 48 £438 +2.94% 13
Surrey +2 17 £325 -27.77% 3
West Sussex +9 15 £450 +89.47% 2
Hampshire -11 15 £325 -25.71% 4
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £350 +7.69% 3
Kent +1 8 £165 - 1
Oxfordshire - 7 £400 - 1
Middlesex - 5 £600 -
East Sussex -1 3 £275 -26.66% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 141 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 117 (45.17%) Active Directory
3 105 (40.54%) Windows
4 103 (39.77%) SharePoint
5 95 (36.68%) MS Exchange
6 65 (25.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 59 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 48 (18.53%) Cisco
9 47 (18.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 45 (17.37%) PowerShell
10 45 (17.37%) Clustering
11 44 (16.99%) SQL
12 41 (15.83%) MS Excel
13 39 (15.06%) ITIL
13 39 (15.06%) Security Cleared
14 38 (14.67%) Office 365
15 37 (14.29%) Migration
16 35 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (13.13%) Hyper-V
17 34 (13.13%) VMware
17 34 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (11.97%) Windows 7
19 28 (10.81%) CRM
19 28 (10.81%) MS Office
19 28 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
19 28 (10.81%) SC Cleared
20 27 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
20 27 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM
21 26 (10.04%) Dynamics AX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 103 (39.77%) SharePoint
2 95 (36.68%) MS Exchange
3 65 (25.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (22.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (18.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 27 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 26 (10.04%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 22 (8.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2003
11 14 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (3.86%) IIS
13 7 (2.70%) IBM Notes
14 4 (1.54%) Node.js
15 3 (1.16%) Live Communications Server
16 1 (0.39%) Moodle
16 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.39%) Site Server
Applications
1 41 (15.83%) MS Excel
2 28 (10.81%) MS Office
3 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.77%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (10.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (10.04%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.93%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.67%) Office 365
2 28 (10.81%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.27%) Firewall
2 21 (8.11%) DNS
3 17 (6.56%) SAN
4 14 (5.41%) VoIP
5 13 (5.02%) Unified Communications
5 13 (5.02%) DMZ
6 12 (4.63%) Internet
7 11 (4.25%) LAN
7 11 (4.25%) WAN
8 9 (3.47%) PBX
9 8 (3.09%) DHCP
10 7 (2.70%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.32%) Cisco IPT
12 5 (1.93%) VPN
13 4 (1.54%) PSTN
13 4 (1.54%) Multicast
13 4 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.16%) NAS
14 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.77%) EDMS
4 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.39%) AdminStudio
General
1 26 (10.04%) Telecoms
2 18 (6.95%) Finance
3 8 (3.09%) Publishing
4 6 (2.32%) Billing
5 5 (1.93%) Back Office
6 4 (1.54%) Retail
7 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.16%) German Language
8 2 (0.77%) Military
8 2 (0.77%) Automotive
8 2 (0.77%) Legal
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (20.85%) Architect
2 38 (14.67%) Analyst
3 33 (12.74%) Consultant
4 29 (11.20%) Technical Architect
5 17 (6.56%) Support Engineer
6 13 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (3.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.47%) Senior Architect
9 8 (3.09%) Exchange Engineer
10 7 (2.70%) Designer
10 7 (2.70%) Server Analyst
10 7 (2.70%) Business Analyst
11 6 (2.32%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.32%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (2.32%) Developer
11 6 (2.32%) Infrastructure Designer
11 6 (2.32%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.32%) Senior Technical Architect
11 6 (2.32%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.88%) Application Packaging
2 20 (7.72%) .NET
3 6 (2.32%) Web Services
3 6 (2.32%) HTML
4 5 (1.93%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.54%) CSS
5 4 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.54%) ExpressJS
6 3 (1.16%) REST
6 3 (1.16%) JSON
6 3 (1.16%) SOAP
6 3 (1.16%) XML
7 2 (0.77%) Flash
7 2 (0.77%) HTML5
8 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.39%) XMPP
8 1 (0.39%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 45 (17.37%) Clustering
2 25 (9.65%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.18%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.93%) PKI
6 4 (1.54%) User Experience
7 3 (1.16%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.16%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.77%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.77%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.77%) Blog
8 2 (0.77%) iPhone
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.77%) iPad
9 1 (0.39%) Kindle
9 1 (0.39%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.39%) IVR
9 1 (0.39%) Replication
9 1 (0.39%) Handset
9 1 (0.39%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 105 (40.54%) Windows
2 35 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (11.97%) Windows 7
4 27 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (3.86%) Android
7 5 (1.93%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.93%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.16%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.77%) Linux
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.06%) ITIL
2 37 (14.29%) Migration
3 34 (13.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (10.81%) CRM
5 17 (6.56%) SOA
6 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 13 (5.02%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.63%) Change Management
9 11 (4.25%) Project Management
10 9 (3.47%) Mentoring
10 9 (3.47%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.70%) Time Management
11 7 (2.70%) Service Management
11 7 (2.70%) Incident Management
12 6 (2.32%) Business Analysis
12 6 (2.32%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (2.32%) Email Migration
13 5 (1.93%) Analytics
13 5 (1.93%) Use Case
13 5 (1.93%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 44 (16.99%) SQL
3 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (1.93%) VBScript
5 4 (1.54%) VB
6 3 (1.16%) C
7 1 (0.39%) C#
Qualifications
1 39 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 28 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.79%) MCSE
5 14 (5.41%) Degree
6 10 (3.86%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.09%) MCITP
8 5 (1.93%) MCTS
9 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.16%) MCP
9 3 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.77%) MCSA
10 2 (0.77%) CCNP
11 1 (0.39%) GSAE
11 1 (0.39%) MCPD
11 1 (0.39%) MCDST
11 1 (0.39%) CCNA
11 1 (0.39%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.39%) MCSD
11 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 117 (45.17%) Active Directory
2 34 (13.13%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (5.02%) XenApp
5 8 (3.09%) vSphere
6 6 (2.32%) XenServer
6 6 (2.32%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.93%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.77%) UAG
11 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (7.34%) SCCM
2 12 (4.63%) SCOM
3 8 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 7 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.32%) MOM
5 6 (2.32%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.93%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.16%) WSUS
9 2 (0.77%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.77%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 141 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.53%) Cisco
3 34 (13.13%) VMware
4 21 (8.11%) Citrix
5 14 (5.41%) Symantec
6 13 (5.02%) HP
7 11 (4.25%) Avaya
8 9 (3.47%) Lotus
9 8 (3.09%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.70%) Riverbed
11 6 (2.32%) Nortel
11 6 (2.32%) Oracle
11 6 (2.32%) MobileIron
11 6 (2.32%) Lumension
12 5 (1.93%) BT
12 5 (1.93%) SAP
12 5 (1.93%) Remedy
13 4 (1.54%) Apple
13 4 (1.54%) Mitel
13 4 (1.54%) RightFax
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