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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 152 184 181
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -3
Contract jobs citing Lync 107 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 0.71% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.92% 4.24% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 36 31
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £170 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £460 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £364
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £28.50 £23.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.73% +20.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £28.50 £22.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.50 £24.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
1547 1511 1447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.61% 16.85% 18.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 849 790
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £187 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 70 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £38.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 +15 33 £400 +14.28% 13
Surrey +20 27 £300 -4.00% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £314 -22.59% 1
Hampshire +3 10 £300 -7.69% 2
Oxfordshire -13 9 £248 +23.75% 2
West Sussex -20 6 £263 -32.69% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 2
Middlesex - 1 £388 -
East Sussex - 1 £525 - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 112 (47.46%) Windows
2 103 (43.64%) Active Directory
3 99 (41.95%) Microsoft
4 97 (41.10%) MS Exchange
5 65 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 58 (24.58%) SharePoint
7 48 (20.34%) MS Excel
8 46 (19.49%) Migration
9 45 (19.07%) Cisco
10 43 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (17.80%) Office 365
12 40 (16.95%) PowerShell
13 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
13 36 (15.25%) Unified Communications
13 36 (15.25%) VMware
14 35 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 35 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (13.56%) SC Cleared
16 31 (13.14%) SCCM
17 30 (12.71%) ITIL
18 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
19 27 (11.44%) SCOM
19 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2007
19 27 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (11.44%) Hyper-V
20 23 (9.75%) SQL Server
20 23 (9.75%) SQL
20 23 (9.75%) Telecoms
21 22 (9.32%) MS Office
21 22 (9.32%) VoIP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 97 (41.10%) MS Exchange
2 65 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (24.58%) SharePoint
4 35 (14.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (6.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (4.66%) Office Communications Server
9 10 (4.24%) IIS
10 6 (2.54%) IBM Notes
10 6 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (2.54%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (1.27%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.42%) Site Server
14 1 (0.42%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.42%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.42%) CMS
14 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 48 (20.34%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.32%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Project
3 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.80%) Office 365
2 9 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.12%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.85%) Yammer
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.25%) Unified Communications
2 22 (9.32%) VoIP
2 22 (9.32%) DNS
3 21 (8.90%) WAN
4 18 (7.63%) LAN
5 16 (6.78%) Firewall
6 13 (5.51%) DHCP
6 13 (5.51%) SAN
7 9 (3.81%) MGCP
8 8 (3.39%) VPN
8 8 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (3.39%) Telepresence
9 7 (2.97%) PBX
9 7 (2.97%) BGP
10 6 (2.54%) RTP
11 5 (2.12%) Internet
11 5 (2.12%) H.323
12 4 (1.69%) NAS
12 4 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.69%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.69%) EDMS
3 4 (1.69%) MySQL
4 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 23 (9.75%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.24%) Finance
3 6 (2.54%) Legal
4 3 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (0.85%) Automotive
5 2 (0.85%) Retail
5 2 (0.85%) Billing
5 2 (0.85%) French Language
6 1 (0.42%) German Language
6 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.42%) Advertising
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (11.44%) Architect
1 27 (11.44%) Support Engineer
2 21 (8.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (8.47%) Consultant
4 14 (5.93%) Analyst
5 13 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.08%) Project Manager
6 12 (5.08%) Exchange Engineer
6 12 (5.08%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 11 (4.66%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (3.39%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.39%) Administrator
9 8 (3.39%) Design Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Migration Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) Server Engineer
10 7 (2.97%) IT Support
11 6 (2.54%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.12%) .NET
2 3 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 3 (1.27%) Web Services
2 3 (1.27%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.85%) WPF
3 2 (0.85%) XMPP
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Smart Forms
4 1 (0.42%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.93%) Clustering
2 13 (5.51%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (4.66%) PKI
4 10 (4.24%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.85%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) iPhone
8 2 (0.85%) iPad
8 2 (0.85%) User Experience
9 1 (0.42%) NHS
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) IVR
9 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 112 (47.46%) Windows
2 43 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (14.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (8.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.78%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.08%) Linux
7 8 (3.39%) UNIX
8 5 (2.12%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.12%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.12%) Android
9 3 (1.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (19.49%) Migration
2 30 (12.71%) ITIL
3 17 (7.20%) CRM
4 16 (6.78%) Project Management
5 11 (4.66%) Service Delivery
6 10 (4.24%) PRINCE2
6 10 (4.24%) Mentoring
7 8 (3.39%) Change Management
8 7 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (2.97%) Service Management
9 6 (2.54%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.54%) High Availability
9 6 (2.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (2.12%) Change Control
10 5 (2.12%) Unit Testing
10 5 (2.12%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (2.12%) Validation
10 5 (2.12%) Network Design
10 5 (2.12%) Data Analysis
10 5 (2.12%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.95%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.75%) SQL
3 9 (3.81%) VBScript
4 5 (2.12%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.12%) C
5 4 (1.69%) C#
5 4 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.56%) SC Cleared
3 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (8.90%) MCSE
5 15 (6.36%) Degree
6 14 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.51%) MCITP
8 12 (5.08%) MCTS
9 10 (4.24%) CCIE
10 7 (2.97%) CCNA
10 7 (2.97%) MCSA
11 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.69%) CCNP
12 4 (1.69%) HND
13 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (1.27%) MCP
14 2 (0.85%) CCA
14 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.42%) GSAE
15 1 (0.42%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.12%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 27 (11.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (11.44%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.81%) XenApp
4 6 (2.54%) XenDesktop
4 6 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
4 6 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.12%) UAG
5 5 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.69%) vSphere
7 3 (1.27%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.27%) Samba
8 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.42%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 31 (13.14%) SCCM
2 27 (11.44%) SCOM
3 15 (6.36%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.54%) OVSD
6 5 (2.12%) WSUS
6 5 (2.12%) SCVMM
6 5 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (2.12%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.69%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.27%) OpenView
8 3 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.27%) SCSM
8 3 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.85%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.42%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.42%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 99 (41.95%) Microsoft
2 45 (19.07%) Cisco
3 36 (15.25%) VMware
4 20 (8.47%) HP
5 17 (7.20%) Avaya
6 12 (5.08%) Citrix
6 12 (5.08%) SolarWinds
7 9 (3.81%) Riverbed
8 8 (3.39%) Lotus
9 6 (2.54%) NetApp
10 5 (2.12%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.12%) Sonus
11 4 (1.69%) Mitel
11 4 (1.69%) Sophos
11 4 (1.69%) Veritas
11 4 (1.69%) Meraki
11 4 (1.69%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.27%) ProCurve
12 3 (1.27%) Genesys
12 3 (1.27%) Nortel
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