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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 130 117 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.30% 1.55% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£331 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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
521 453 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.76% 18.47% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 276 267
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 12
Average hourly rate £22.69 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £29.55 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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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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
Devon -5 4 £250 -33.33%
Wiltshire - 3 £413 -
Dorset -1 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £95 - 2
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 3
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 22 (55.00%) SharePoint
4 21 (52.50%) Windows
5 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 16 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (37.50%) SQL
7 14 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (35.00%) Clustering
7 14 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 12 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (30.00%) Application Packaging
8 12 (30.00%) MS Office
8 12 (30.00%) CRM
8 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (27.50%) Citrix
9 11 (27.50%) .NET
9 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
9 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
10 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (20.00%) SCCM
11 8 (20.00%) VMware
11 8 (20.00%) Office 365
12 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (15.00%) ITIL
13 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 22 (55.00%) SharePoint
2 16 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) InfoPath
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (30.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) VPN
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) PBX
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Architect
2 12 (30.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (17.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) IT Support
6 2 (5.00%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) Application Packaging
2 11 (27.50%) .NET
3 1 (2.50%) Flash
3 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) iPad
2 3 (7.50%) iPhone
2 3 (7.50%) Reference Data
2 3 (7.50%) Data Integration
2 3 (7.50%) PDA
2 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.50%) VMS
7 1 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) Solaris
7 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (30.00%) CRM
3 6 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Data Architecture
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.50%) CAD
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) ERP
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.00%) People Management
5 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (7.50%) MCSE
4 2 (5.00%) ISEB
4 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.00%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) MetaFrame
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
6 1 (2.50%) UAG
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (12.50%) Dell
5 4 (10.00%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (7.50%) Avaya
6 3 (7.50%) Remedy
6 3 (7.50%) McAfee
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
7 2 (5.00%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) Acronis
8 1 (2.50%) Aastra
8 1 (2.50%) AppSense
8 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard
8 1 (2.50%) Capita
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle