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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 130 95 127
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +32
Contract jobs citing Lync 18 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.40% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.28% 2.18% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 5
Average daily rate
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£365 £182 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.54% -53.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £111 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £381 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £26.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +67.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
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
548 413 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.47% 18.47% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 266 275
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 - 6 £370 - 9
Wiltshire -9 4 - - 3
Devon - 1 £275 - 2
Dorset - 1 £275 - 4
Somerset - - - - 4
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
6 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 11 (30.56%) VMware
6 11 (30.56%) ITIL
7 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 9 (25.00%) SCCM
8 9 (25.00%) WAN
8 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (19.44%) Citrix
10 7 (19.44%) Data Protection
10 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
11 6 (16.67%) Military
11 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 6 (16.67%) HP
11 6 (16.67%) Dell
11 6 (16.67%) LAN
11 6 (16.67%) DNS
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (16.67%) Avaya
11 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (16.67%) Remedy

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) LAN
2 6 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.56%) VLAN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) Intranet
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.67%) Military
3 5 (13.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (13.89%) Administrator
2 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (11.11%) Consultant
2 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Data Protection Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (5.56%) Data Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
3 2 (5.56%) Analyst
3 2 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 2 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (2.78%) Coordinator
4 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
4 1 (2.78%) Trainer
4 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support
4 1 (2.78%) Support Specialist
4 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) iPad
2 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) PDA
2 3 (8.33%) iPhone
3 1 (2.78%) DTV
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 7 (19.44%) Data Protection
3 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.33%) CAD
5 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Security
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Information Security
6 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.78%) BPR
7 1 (2.78%) SOA
7 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.89%) MCSE
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.78%) ISEB
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) vSphere
5 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 3 (8.33%) MetaFrame
5 3 (8.33%) XenApp
5 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.78%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.78%) MOM
3 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (16.67%) Dell
4 6 (16.67%) Avaya
4 6 (16.67%) Remedy
4 6 (16.67%) McAfee
5 3 (8.33%) EMC
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) IBM
7 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.78%) Polycom
7 1 (2.78%) Lumension
7 1 (2.78%) Acronis
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 23 days ago