The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 121 102 126
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.56% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.59% 3.72% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Average daily rate
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£390 £500 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £501 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.75 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.96% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
501 323 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.35% 15.07% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 200 321
Average daily rate £331 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £16.85 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Lync
England

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 30 July 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
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 30 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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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 -12 9 £420 -16.00% 5
Devon - 1 £275 -
Dorset - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
5 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
7 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (28.57%) ITIL
8 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
9 9 (25.71%) VMware
9 9 (25.71%) Cisco
9 9 (25.71%) WAN
10 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) SCCM
11 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 7 (20.00%) HP
11 7 (20.00%) Project Management
11 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (17.14%) LAN
12 6 (17.14%) SCOM
12 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
13 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
13 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (14.29%) SAN
13 5 (14.29%) SCOrch
13 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
2 13 (37.14%) SharePoint
3 7 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) IIS
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) WAN
2 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 5 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 3 (8.57%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.71%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) VLAN
6 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Military
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Analyst
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
2 4 (11.43%) Architect
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
3 3 (8.57%) Administrator
3 3 (8.57%) Service Design Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.71%) Data Manager
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Server Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.86%) DTV
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Data Protection
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.43%) Security Management
6 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
6 3 (8.57%) Data Security
6 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Change Control
6 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) SCOrch
4 3 (8.57%) WSUS
4 3 (8.57%) SCSM
5 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) MOM
6 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 7 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) 3PAR
4 4 (11.43%) Avaya
5 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 3 (8.57%) McAfee
5 3 (8.57%) Dell
5 3 (8.57%) EMC
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Polycom
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Apple
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Acronis
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