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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 98 128 102
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -26
Contract jobs citing Lync 41 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.09% 3.08% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £401 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +7.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £401 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £401 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £364
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
507 552 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.77% 18.66% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 369 216
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 11
Average hourly rate £20.09 £18.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.75 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 26 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
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 26 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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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
Bristol +8 15 £280 - 4
Wiltshire +6 10 £450 - 2
Gloucestershire -4 6 £150 -
Somerset - 5 £150 -
Dorset 0 3 - - 3
Devon - 1 £175 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 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 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
3 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
4 20 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 19 (34.55%) SharePoint
6 18 (32.73%) VMware
7 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
8 14 (25.45%) Citrix
8 14 (25.45%) SCCM
9 13 (23.64%) Office 365
10 11 (20.00%) Windows 8
10 11 (20.00%) MS Office
10 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (18.18%) Migration
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (14.55%) Symantec
13 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.73%) DNS
14 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (10.91%) XenApp
15 6 (10.91%) XenDesktop
15 6 (10.91%) IT Asset Management
15 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (10.91%) Finance
15 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
15 6 (10.91%) Asset Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 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 19 (34.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.82%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
2 2 (3.64%) PaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) VPN
2 4 (7.27%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (5.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) VoIP
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) WebEx
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (14.55%) Consultant
2 6 (10.91%) Analyst
2 6 (10.91%) Technical Support
2 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (9.09%) Architect
3 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) Desktop Support
4 4 (7.27%) IT Support
5 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (5.45%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Trainer
6 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Trainer
6 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.82%) BYOD
4 1 (1.82%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.82%) CCTV
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 11 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.82%) VMS
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Migration
2 6 (10.91%) Programme Management
2 6 (10.91%) Asset Management
2 6 (10.91%) IT Asset Management
3 4 (7.27%) Project Management
3 4 (7.27%) TOGAF
4 3 (5.45%) CRM
4 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
5 2 (3.64%) ERP
5 2 (3.64%) ITIL
5 2 (3.64%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.82%) Information Management
6 1 (1.82%) Business Analysis
6 1 (1.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.82%) SAP Implementation
6 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
1 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.09%) MCSE
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.82%) MCT
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.91%) XenApp
3 6 (10.91%) XenDesktop
4 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (5.45%) BitLocker
7 2 (3.64%) vSphere
7 2 (3.64%) Xen
8 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.82%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.82%) MOM
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 18 (32.73%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Citrix
4 8 (14.55%) Symantec
5 4 (7.27%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.27%) AppSense
5 4 (7.27%) HP
5 4 (7.27%) Cisco
6 3 (5.45%) CA
6 3 (5.45%) Wyse
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) Intel
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) SAP
8 1 (1.82%) Genesys
8 1 (1.82%) Capita
8 1 (1.82%) Brocade
8 1 (1.82%) Veeam
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £26k - 30k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago