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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 99 125 116
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -9
Contract jobs citing Lync 35 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.63% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.97% 3.16% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £295 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
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
502 632 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.59% 19.84% 17.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 399 237
Average daily rate £363 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 8
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.10% -22.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £55.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 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
Bristol +10 16 £280 -30.00% 4
Wiltshire +15 8 £450 +100.00% 3
Dorset +3 4 £413 +2.99% 3
Gloucestershire -8 4 £150 -
Somerset +11 2 £150 -62.50% 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
4 19 (39.58%) VMware
5 17 (35.42%) SharePoint
6 16 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 15 (31.25%) MS Office
7 15 (31.25%) Citrix
8 14 (29.17%) SCCM
8 14 (29.17%) Office 365
9 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
10 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
13 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
13 9 (18.75%) Symantec
14 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
15 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
15 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (14.58%) Migration
16 6 (12.50%) Finance
16 6 (12.50%) DNS
16 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
17 5 (10.42%) XenApp
17 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
17 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
17 5 (10.42%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (35.42%) SharePoint
2 9 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.08%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Office
2 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Yammer
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) VPN
2 4 (8.33%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) Firewall
3 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) PBX
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
5 1 (2.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) WebEx
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) DB2
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) IT Support
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) IT Trainer
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) Flash
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) E-Learning
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows XP
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 8
6 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) VMS
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.08%) UNIX
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.58%) Migration
2 4 (8.33%) Project Management
2 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (8.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (8.33%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.25%) CRM
4 2 (4.17%) ERP
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL
4 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.17%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
4 2 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.17%) People Management
4 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.08%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.08%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) MCSE
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.25%) MCSA
5 2 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.08%) MCT
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.42%) XenApp
4 5 (10.42%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.25%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.17%) Xen
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.17%) vSphere
8 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.08%) vCloud
8 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.08%) MOM
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (39.58%) VMware
3 15 (31.25%) Citrix
4 9 (18.75%) Symantec
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
6 4 (8.33%) HP
6 4 (8.33%) Dell
6 4 (8.33%) AppSense
6 4 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.25%) CA
7 3 (6.25%) Wyse
8 1 (2.08%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) Genesys
8 1 (2.08%) Capita
8 1 (2.08%) Brocade
8 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.08%) Veeam
8 1 (2.08%) Acronis
8 1 (2.08%) Intel
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