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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 113 160 233
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +73
Contract jobs citing Lync 144 79 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 0.92% 0.19%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.42% 5.22% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 47 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £227 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £425 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.28 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +47.05%
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
1710 1513 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.93% 17.62% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 859 831
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 91
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Berkshire +46 61 £540 +27.05% 10
Hampshire -3 29 £325 -7.14% 6
Surrey -3 15 £525 +64.06% 5
West Sussex +15 14 £500 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 10 £350 +125.80% 2
Oxfordshire -9 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Middlesex - 5 £600 -
East Sussex -13 1 £275 - 1
Kent - 1 £350 - 3
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 120 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 100 (47.62%) Windows
3 99 (47.14%) Active Directory
4 86 (40.95%) SharePoint
5 78 (37.14%) MS Exchange
6 57 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 52 (24.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (19.52%) Cisco
9 39 (18.57%) Clustering
9 39 (18.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 38 (18.10%) SQL
11 37 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (17.14%) PowerShell
12 36 (17.14%) Windows 7
13 35 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 33 (15.71%) Security Cleared
14 33 (15.71%) Office 365
15 32 (15.24%) ITIL
15 32 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (14.29%) VMware
17 28 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
17 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V
18 26 (12.38%) CRM
19 25 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
20 24 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
20 24 (11.43%) Migration
20 24 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
20 24 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
21 23 (10.95%) Dynamics AX
21 23 (10.95%) Firewall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 86 (40.95%) SharePoint
2 78 (37.14%) MS Exchange
3 57 (27.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 52 (24.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 39 (18.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (11.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 24 (11.43%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (5.24%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (2.38%) IIS
12 4 (1.90%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.90%) Node.js
13 1 (0.48%) Moodle
13 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Project
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Quicktime
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (10.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (15.71%) Office 365
2 23 (10.95%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.95%) Firewall
2 14 (6.67%) DMZ
3 10 (4.76%) DNS
3 10 (4.76%) SAN
3 10 (4.76%) Internet
4 9 (4.29%) VoIP
5 7 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 6 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (2.86%) PBX
7 5 (2.38%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.38%) DHCP
7 5 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
8 4 (1.90%) NAS
8 4 (1.90%) Multicast
9 3 (1.43%) 3G
9 3 (1.43%) LAN
9 3 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.95%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.95%) Wireless
10 2 (0.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.90%) EDMS
2 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.48%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 18 (8.57%) Finance
3 5 (2.38%) Billing
4 4 (1.90%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.43%) Retail
6 2 (0.95%) Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Publishing
6 2 (0.95%) Military
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (22.38%) Architect
2 32 (15.24%) Analyst
3 26 (12.38%) Technical Architect
4 23 (10.95%) Consultant
5 14 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.29%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (3.81%) Designer
8 7 (3.33%) Senior Architect
8 7 (3.33%) Developer
8 7 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (3.33%) Server Analyst
9 6 (2.86%) Exchange Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Designer
9 6 (2.86%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (2.86%) Senior Technical Architect
9 6 (2.86%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.38%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.38%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (2.38%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.05%) Application Packaging
2 18 (8.57%) .NET
3 6 (2.86%) HTML
4 5 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.90%) CSS
5 4 (1.90%) Web Services
5 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.90%) ExpressJS
6 3 (1.43%) REST
6 3 (1.43%) Flash
6 3 (1.43%) XML
6 3 (1.43%) SOAP
6 3 (1.43%) JSON
7 2 (0.95%) HTML5
8 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.57%) Clustering
2 20 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 13 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.90%) User Experience
6 2 (0.95%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.95%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.95%) Blog
6 2 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.48%) iPhone
7 1 (0.48%) iPad
7 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.48%) IVR
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 100 (47.62%) Windows
2 37 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 32 (15.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.76%) Android
7 7 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.43%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.43%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.48%) HPUX
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.24%) ITIL
2 28 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (12.38%) CRM
4 24 (11.43%) Migration
5 16 (7.62%) SOA
6 15 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (5.71%) Change Management
8 10 (4.76%) Project Management
9 8 (3.81%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.33%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.86%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.86%) Service Management
11 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (2.86%) Mentoring
12 5 (2.38%) Coaching
12 5 (2.38%) Problem Management
12 5 (2.38%) Unit Testing
12 5 (2.38%) Time Management
12 5 (2.38%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 38 (18.10%) SQL
2 36 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.33%) VBScript
4 6 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.48%) Java
5 1 (0.48%) C
5 1 (0.48%) C#
Qualifications
1 33 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.76%) MCSE
5 8 (3.81%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.33%) Degree
7 4 (1.90%) MCITP
8 3 (1.43%) MCP
9 2 (0.95%) MCTS
9 2 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.48%) MCSD
10 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
10 1 (0.48%) CCIE
10 1 (0.48%) CCNP
10 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.48%) MCDST
10 1 (0.48%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.43%) BS7799
3 3 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 99 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 16 (7.62%) XenApp
4 12 (5.71%) XenDesktop
5 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (3.81%) vSphere
7 7 (3.33%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.86%) XenServer
9 5 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (7.62%) SCCM
2 6 (2.86%) SCOM
2 6 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 6 (2.86%) MOM
2 6 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (2.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.43%) WSUS
6 2 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.48%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 120 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.52%) Cisco
3 30 (14.29%) VMware
4 23 (10.95%) Citrix
5 14 (6.67%) Symantec
6 11 (5.24%) Oracle
7 10 (4.76%) HP
8 8 (3.81%) Avaya
8 8 (3.81%) MobileIron
9 7 (3.33%) Lumension
10 6 (2.86%) Mitel
10 6 (2.86%) Remedy
10 6 (2.86%) RightFax
11 5 (2.38%) IronPort
12 4 (1.90%) AppSense
12 4 (1.90%) Lotus
13 3 (1.43%) Apple
13 3 (1.43%) Sophos
13 3 (1.43%) Nortel
14 2 (0.95%) Polycom
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