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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 135 150 200
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +50
Contract jobs citing Lync 129 95 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.32% 1.06% 0.26%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.44% 6.18% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 40 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £273 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.28%
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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
1735 1538 1265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.69% 17.09% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 785 649
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 83 100
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.49 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -0.96%

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 2 March 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
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 2 March 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
Berkshire +21 59 £375 -21.05% 12
Surrey +24 26 £350 - 12
West Sussex -4 17 £400 +68.42%
Hampshire -23 9 £300 -19.46% 7
Oxfordshire - 8 £369 - 3
Buckinghamshire -28 4 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex -15 2 - - 1
Kent -12 1 £350 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 136 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 118 (44.70%) Active Directory
3 106 (40.15%) SharePoint
3 106 (40.15%) Windows
4 100 (37.88%) MS Exchange
5 70 (26.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 50 (18.94%) Cisco
6 50 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (17.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 44 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 44 (16.67%) Migration
8 44 (16.67%) Clustering
9 43 (16.29%) SQL
10 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (15.53%) Office 365
11 36 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 36 (13.64%) MS Excel
12 33 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (12.12%) PowerShell
13 32 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (11.74%) CRM
15 30 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
15 30 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
16 29 (10.98%) SCCM
17 28 (10.61%) ITIL
17 28 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM
18 27 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
18 27 (10.23%) SC Cleared
19 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (9.85%) Dynamics AX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
1 106 (40.15%) SharePoint
2 100 (37.88%) MS Exchange
3 70 (26.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (18.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (17.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (11.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 27 (10.23%) BizTalk Server
8 24 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 21 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 21 (7.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (6.44%) Office Communications Server
11 6 (2.27%) IIS
11 6 (2.27%) IBM Notes
12 5 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.52%) Node.js
14 3 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
15 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.38%) Site Server
Applications
1 36 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 22 (8.33%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (10.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 26 (9.85%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.89%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 41 (15.53%) Office 365
2 30 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.52%) Yammer
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (6.82%) SAN
1 18 (6.82%) Unified Communications
2 17 (6.44%) Firewall
3 15 (5.68%) DNS
3 15 (5.68%) WAN
4 14 (5.30%) VoIP
5 12 (4.55%) LAN
6 7 (2.65%) MGCP
7 6 (2.27%) VPN
7 6 (2.27%) PBX
8 5 (1.89%) DHCP
8 5 (1.89%) RTP
8 5 (1.89%) BGP
8 5 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.52%) Internet
10 3 (1.14%) DMZ
10 3 (1.14%) PSTN
10 3 (1.14%) H.323
10 3 (1.14%) Wireless
10 3 (1.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.52%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.76%) EDMS
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 24 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.17%) Finance
3 6 (2.27%) Publishing
4 5 (1.89%) Legal
5 4 (1.52%) Retail
5 4 (1.52%) Billing
5 4 (1.52%) Back Office
6 3 (1.14%) German Language
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 57 (21.59%) Architect
2 33 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 28 (10.61%) Consultant
4 25 (9.47%) Analyst
5 14 (5.30%) Support Engineer
6 13 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
6 13 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 11 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (3.79%) Exchange Engineer
8 10 (3.79%) Senior Architect
9 9 (3.41%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.41%) Developer
10 8 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (2.65%) Administrator
11 7 (2.65%) Migration Engineer
11 7 (2.65%) Design Engineer
11 7 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.27%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.09%) .NET
2 23 (8.71%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.89%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.89%) Web Services
4 4 (1.52%) HTML
4 4 (1.52%) CSS
4 4 (1.52%) AngularJS
4 4 (1.52%) ExpressJS
5 3 (1.14%) REST
5 3 (1.14%) JSON
5 3 (1.14%) SOAP
5 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.14%) XML
6 2 (0.76%) XMPP
6 2 (0.76%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.67%) Clustering
2 21 (7.95%) Blackberry
3 16 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.65%) PKI
6 4 (1.52%) iPhone
6 4 (1.52%) iPad
7 3 (1.14%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.14%) User Experience
8 2 (0.76%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.38%) Replication
9 1 (0.38%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.38%) PDA
9 1 (0.38%) Kindle
9 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 106 (40.15%) Windows
2 41 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 17 (6.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.89%) Linux
6 5 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.89%) UNIX
6 5 (1.89%) Android
7 3 (1.14%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.14%) HPUX
7 3 (1.14%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.14%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (16.67%) Migration
2 32 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (11.74%) CRM
4 28 (10.61%) ITIL
5 17 (6.44%) SOA
5 17 (6.44%) Service Delivery
6 15 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (4.55%) Change Management
8 11 (4.17%) Project Management
9 9 (3.41%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.65%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.65%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.65%) Data Analysis
11 6 (2.27%) Business Analysis
12 5 (1.89%) B2B
12 5 (1.89%) Data Modelling
12 5 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
13 4 (1.52%) Server Monitoring
13 4 (1.52%) Data Architecture
13 4 (1.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.29%) SQL
2 32 (12.12%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.65%) VB
4 6 (2.27%) VBScript
5 5 (1.89%) C#
6 4 (1.52%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.23%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.30%) MCSE
5 11 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.17%) Degree
6 9 (3.41%) MCITP
7 8 (3.03%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.03%) VCP4
7 8 (3.03%) MCTS
8 5 (1.89%) MCSA
8 5 (1.89%) MCP
8 5 (1.89%) CCIE
8 5 (1.89%) CCNA
9 4 (1.52%) CCNP
10 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.76%) CCA
11 2 (0.76%) MCSD
12 1 (0.38%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 118 (44.70%) Active Directory
2 44 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 16 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.27%) XenApp
5 5 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.89%) UAG
6 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.76%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.38%) Xen
8 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 29 (10.98%) SCCM
2 17 (6.44%) SCOM
3 12 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.14%) MOM
6 3 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.14%) SCSM
6 3 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.76%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.76%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.76%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 136 (51.52%) Microsoft
2 50 (18.94%) Cisco
3 26 (9.85%) VMware
4 16 (6.06%) HP
5 12 (4.55%) Citrix
6 11 (4.17%) Avaya
7 10 (3.79%) Symantec
7 10 (3.79%) Riverbed
7 10 (3.79%) SolarWinds
8 8 (3.03%) Lotus
9 7 (2.65%) Oracle
10 6 (2.27%) Apple
11 5 (1.89%) SAP
11 5 (1.89%) Remedy
11 5 (1.89%) Sonus
11 5 (1.89%) Nortel
12 4 (1.52%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.52%) Meraki
13 3 (1.14%) Lumension
13 3 (1.14%) AppSense
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