The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 172 184 213
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +29
Contract jobs citing Lync 66 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.60% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.98% 3.53% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 13
Average daily rate
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£330 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £321 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.48 £24.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £22.93 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £25.20 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-38.77% -16.23%
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1659 1417 1589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.51% 16.96% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 882 770 756
Average daily rate £350 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 99 83
Average hourly rate £15.89 £19.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
Lync
England

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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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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 +11 17 £315 -9.35% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 13 £405 +24.61% 5
Surrey +5 12 £300 -11.11% 5
Berkshire -3 11 £395 -1.25% 15
West Sussex +6 9 £380 +33.33% 3
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
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England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 92 (60.93%) Windows
2 67 (44.37%) Microsoft
3 65 (43.05%) MS Exchange
4 64 (42.38%) Active Directory
5 44 (29.14%) Cisco
6 42 (27.81%) ITIL
6 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
7 40 (26.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 39 (25.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (23.84%) SharePoint
10 34 (22.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 32 (21.19%) VMware
12 31 (20.53%) PowerShell
12 31 (20.53%) SC Cleared
13 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
14 24 (15.89%) Migration
15 22 (14.57%) MS Office
15 22 (14.57%) Citrix
15 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
15 22 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2007
15 22 (14.57%) Windows 7
16 21 (13.91%) Office 365
17 20 (13.25%) Telecoms
17 20 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (11.92%) Service Management
19 17 (11.26%) Blackberry
20 16 (10.60%) Firewall
20 16 (10.60%) SQL
21 15 (9.93%) DNS
21 15 (9.93%) Change Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 65 (43.05%) MS Exchange
2 40 (26.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (23.84%) SharePoint
4 34 (22.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (14.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (8.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (8.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.97%) Live Communications Server
7 6 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (3.31%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.31%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.65%) IIS
9 4 (2.65%) Zimbra
10 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
2 22 (14.57%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.66%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 4 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.91%) Office 365
2 7 (4.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.60%) Firewall
2 15 (9.93%) DNS
3 12 (7.95%) PBX
3 12 (7.95%) VoIP
4 10 (6.62%) PSTN
5 9 (5.96%) RTP
5 9 (5.96%) Unified Communications
6 7 (4.64%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (4.64%) DMZ
7 6 (3.97%) Wireless
7 6 (3.97%) VPN
7 6 (3.97%) SAN
8 5 (3.31%) LAN
9 4 (2.65%) SSL
9 4 (2.65%) VLAN
9 4 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.65%) Internet
9 4 (2.65%) OSPF
9 4 (2.65%) BGP
9 4 (2.65%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.99%) EDMS
3 1 (0.66%) IDOL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (13.25%) Telecoms
2 12 (7.95%) Finance
3 4 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.99%) Military
4 3 (1.99%) Local Government
5 2 (1.32%) Billing
5 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
Job Titles
1 25 (16.56%) Consultant
2 20 (13.25%) Architect
3 16 (10.60%) Support Engineer
4 10 (6.62%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.62%) Messaging Engineer
5 7 (4.64%) Analyst
6 6 (3.97%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Developer
7 5 (3.31%) Support Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (2.65%) Support Technician
8 4 (2.65%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (2.65%) Service Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Network Architect
8 4 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (1.99%) Voice Engineer
9 3 (1.99%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.99%) .NET
2 2 (1.32%) Flash
2 2 (1.32%) SAML
2 2 (1.32%) HTML
2 2 (1.32%) HTML5
3 1 (0.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.31%) PKI
2 5 (3.31%) Blog
2 5 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.32%) Social Media
3 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.32%) Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.66%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 92 (60.93%) Windows
2 39 (25.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (14.57%) Windows 7
4 20 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (7.28%) Android
5 11 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.64%) UNIX
6 7 (4.64%) Linux
7 6 (3.97%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.99%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.99%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (27.81%) ITIL
2 24 (15.89%) Migration
3 18 (11.92%) Service Management
4 15 (9.93%) Change Management
5 12 (7.95%) CRM
6 10 (6.62%) PRINCE2
6 10 (6.62%) Network Load Balancing
6 10 (6.62%) Problem Management
7 9 (5.96%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.30%) Project Management
9 7 (4.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.64%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.64%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (3.97%) Customer Engagement
11 5 (3.31%) Identity Management
11 5 (3.31%) Mobile Device Management
12 4 (2.65%) Unit Testing
12 4 (2.65%) Load Balancing
12 4 (2.65%) Incident Management
13 3 (1.99%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.53%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.60%) SQL
3 4 (2.65%) VBScript
4 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.66%) C
5 1 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.53%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (9.27%) MCSE
5 11 (7.28%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.62%) Degree
7 9 (5.96%) MCTS
7 9 (5.96%) MCITP
8 7 (4.64%) MCP
9 5 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.65%) CCIE
10 4 (2.65%) CCNP
10 4 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.66%) CCNA
12 1 (0.66%) MCSA
12 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.65%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) BS7799
2 2 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.66%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (42.38%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.27%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.62%) XenApp
4 10 (6.62%) UAG
5 8 (5.30%) vSphere
6 7 (4.64%) VMware ESX
6 7 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.64%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.32%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.66%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 10 (6.62%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.64%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (2.65%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (2.65%) SCCM
6 2 (1.32%) SCOM
6 2 (1.32%) WSUS
6 2 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.32%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (1.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 67 (44.37%) Microsoft
2 44 (29.14%) Cisco
3 32 (21.19%) VMware
4 22 (14.57%) Citrix
5 15 (9.93%) Symantec
6 14 (9.27%) MobileIron
7 12 (7.95%) RightFax
8 11 (7.28%) IronPort
8 11 (7.28%) Lumension
9 10 (6.62%) Avaya
10 8 (5.30%) Lotus
10 8 (5.30%) McAfee
11 7 (4.64%) Sophos
11 7 (4.64%) Juniper
12 6 (3.97%) Oracle
12 6 (3.97%) HP
12 6 (3.97%) Mitel
13 4 (2.65%) Twitter
13 4 (2.65%) Remedy
14 3 (1.99%) EMC
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