The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 119 105 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 27 8 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.37% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.58% 1.99% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 9
Average daily rate
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£545 £109 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+400.00% -71.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £109 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £113 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.61% +69.35%
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 West region.

Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
589 402 463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.76% 18.80% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 255 254
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 29
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.30 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £36.80
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the South West region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the South West region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Lync
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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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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
Bristol - 18 £545 - 11
Wiltshire -12 5 - -
Dorset - 1 £275 - 4
Somerset - - - -
Devon - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 24 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
6 18 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
7 17 (42.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
8 15 (37.50%) SQL
8 15 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (35.00%) Clustering
10 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
11 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
11 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (30.00%) CRM
12 11 (27.50%) .NET
12 11 (27.50%) ITIL
12 11 (27.50%) Application Packaging
13 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
14 9 (22.50%) SCCM
15 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (15.00%) VMware
17 6 (15.00%) Military
17 6 (15.00%) WAN
17 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 18 (45.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (42.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 17 (42.50%) MS Exchange
4 15 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.50%) VPN
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.00%) VLAN
4 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) Intranet
5 1 (2.50%) SAN
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.00%) Military
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Architect
2 11 (27.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.50%) Service Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Trainer
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.50%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Project Support Officer
7 1 (2.50%) Project Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) .NET
1 11 (27.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.50%) PDA
3 3 (7.50%) iPhone
3 3 (7.50%) Reference Data
3 3 (7.50%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 12 (30.00%) CRM
2 11 (27.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.50%) CAD
4 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.50%) BPR
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.50%) SOA
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) MCSE
4 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (47.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) MetaFrame
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) MOM
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) VMware
2 6 (15.00%) Remedy
2 6 (15.00%) McAfee
3 5 (12.50%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Dell
4 4 (10.00%) Avaya
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.50%) Juniper
7 1 (2.50%) Apple
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) Aastra
7 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.50%) Polycom
7 1 (2.50%) Lumension
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