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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 117 101 110
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +9
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.42% 2.53% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 5
Average daily rate
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£545 £112 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+388.78% -55.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £109 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £227 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £26.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +42.85%
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
588 396 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.86% 17.71% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 248 235
Average daily rate £375 £360 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 30 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £30.00
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 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 15 £545 - 4
Dorset - 4 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire - 3 £368 - 4
Devon - 3 £250 - 4
Wiltshire -21 1 - -
Somerset - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (56.10%) Windows
3 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
3 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
4 19 (46.34%) Hyper-V
5 18 (43.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (41.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (36.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
7 15 (36.59%) SQL
8 14 (34.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (34.15%) Clustering
8 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
8 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
9 12 (29.27%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (29.27%) Dynamics CRM
9 12 (29.27%) Dynamics AX
9 12 (29.27%) Application Packaging
9 12 (29.27%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (29.27%) CRM
10 11 (26.83%) .NET
11 9 (21.95%) VMware
11 9 (21.95%) SCCM
11 9 (21.95%) MS Office
11 9 (21.95%) ITIL
11 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (19.51%) Citrix
13 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (53.66%) SharePoint
2 18 (43.90%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (41.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (36.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
5 12 (29.27%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (29.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (29.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) VPN
1 3 (7.32%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) LAN
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
3 1 (2.44%) VLAN
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.44%) PBX
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (14.63%) Military
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Server Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) Application Packaging
2 11 (26.83%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) Flash
3 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.32%) iPhone
3 3 (7.32%) iPad
3 3 (7.32%) PDA
3 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Reference Data
4 2 (4.88%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
4 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.88%) Android
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (29.27%) CRM
3 9 (21.95%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
5 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) CAD
6 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
6 3 (7.32%) Data Architecture
6 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.88%) People Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
8 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.20%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) ISEB
4 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.88%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 19 (46.34%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) MetaFrame
4 3 (7.32%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
5 1 (2.44%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) MOM
4 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (68.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) VMware
3 8 (19.51%) Citrix
4 6 (14.63%) Remedy
5 5 (12.20%) McAfee
5 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 4 (9.76%) Cisco
6 4 (9.76%) HP
7 3 (7.32%) Symantec
7 3 (7.32%) Avaya
8 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.44%) Aastra
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam
9 1 (2.44%) Acronis
9 1 (2.44%) Lumension
9 1 (2.44%) Sophos
9 1 (2.44%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) Adobe
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