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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 126 104 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +22
Contract jobs citing Lync 15 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.27% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.90% 1.70% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £438 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £488 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.25 £27.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +3.84%
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
517 353 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.21% 15.65% 16.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 220 318
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £337
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.50 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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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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 -13 7 £375 -25.00% 6
Wiltshire -10 4 - - 2
Devon - 1 £275 - 1
Dorset - - - - 4
Somerset - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) MS Exchange
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
5 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
7 10 (32.26%) VMware
8 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
9 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
9 8 (25.81%) WAN
10 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
11 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (19.35%) DNS
11 6 (19.35%) Dell
11 6 (19.35%) Avaya
11 6 (19.35%) Citrix
11 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (16.13%) HP
12 5 (16.13%) LAN
12 5 (16.13%) SCCM
12 5 (16.13%) Finance
12 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (16.13%) Office 365
13 4 (12.90%) iPad
13 4 (12.90%) Data Protection

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 (54.84%) MS Exchange
2 12 (38.71%) SharePoint
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) WAN
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) LAN
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.90%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 3 (9.68%) Internet
5 3 (9.68%) Firewall
6 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) VoIP
7 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (22.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.13%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Military
4 1 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Consultant
2 4 (12.90%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Operations Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Data Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Data Protection Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.23%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Server Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) iPad
2 3 (9.68%) iPhone
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) PDA
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
3 1 (3.23%) DTV
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.23%) Android
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Project Management
2 4 (12.90%) Data Protection
3 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.68%) Change Control
3 3 (9.68%) CAD
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) Identity Management
3 3 (9.68%) Data Security
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.23%) BPR
5 1 (3.23%) SOA
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
3 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) XenApp
4 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 3 (9.68%) MetaFrame
4 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
4 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.23%) MOM
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Dell
3 6 (19.35%) Citrix
3 6 (19.35%) Avaya
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
5 3 (9.68%) Remedy
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 2 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Juniper
7 1 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.23%) Polycom
7 1 (3.23%) Acronis
7 1 (3.23%) Lumension
7 1 (3.23%) Trustwave
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