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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 112 128 101
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs citing Lync 34 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.00% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.74% 2.69% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 4
Average daily rate
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£233 £375 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £320 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £471 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £19.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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
592 521 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.48% 16.47% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 326 220
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 20
Average hourly rate £39.25 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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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
Wiltshire +8 16 £490 - 1
Gloucestershire +5 9 £150 -62.96%
Dorset - 4 £190 - 1
Devon +1 3 £400 +45.45%
Somerset - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 35 (46.05%) Microsoft
3 32 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 31 (40.79%) MS Excel
5 23 (30.26%) Migration
5 23 (30.26%) VMware
6 21 (27.63%) Windows 8
7 20 (26.32%) SCCM
8 19 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 18 (23.68%) SharePoint
10 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
11 15 (19.74%) Programme Management
11 15 (19.74%) Asset Management
11 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (19.74%) Citrix
11 15 (19.74%) IT Asset Management
12 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
12 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (15.79%) DNS
14 12 (15.79%) ITIL
15 11 (14.47%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (13.16%) Office 365
17 9 (11.84%) Hyper-V
17 9 (11.84%) SCOM
18 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
18 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
18 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 14 (18.42%) MS Exchange
3 13 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 31 (40.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (1.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) IaaS
2 2 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.79%) DNS
2 8 (10.53%) DHCP
3 6 (7.89%) Skype
3 6 (7.89%) SAN
3 6 (7.89%) LAN
4 3 (3.95%) Firewall
4 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.95%) VPN
4 3 (3.95%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.63%) NAS
5 2 (2.63%) VoIP
5 2 (2.63%) WLAN
5 2 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (1.32%) PBX
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.32%) WebEx
6 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (6.58%) Retail
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.32%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (11.84%) Consultant
2 8 (10.53%) Analyst
2 8 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (7.89%) Technical Support
4 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.26%) Architect
5 4 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (5.26%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (3.95%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (3.95%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.63%) Administrator
7 2 (2.63%) Trainer
7 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) IT Trainer
7 2 (2.63%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Clustering
1 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.89%) User Experience
2 6 (7.89%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.63%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) BYOD
5 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.32%) iPhone
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.32%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 54 (71.05%) Windows
2 32 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 21 (27.63%) Windows 8
4 19 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 15 (19.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Migration
2 15 (19.74%) Programme Management
2 15 (19.74%) Asset Management
2 15 (19.74%) IT Asset Management
3 12 (15.79%) ITIL
4 7 (9.21%) Data Protection
5 5 (6.58%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.95%) Service Management
7 3 (3.95%) CRM
8 2 (2.63%) Project Management
8 2 (2.63%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.63%) WFM
8 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.32%) SAP Implementation
9 1 (1.32%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.32%) Information Management
9 1 (1.32%) Network Design
9 1 (1.32%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) DV Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (9.21%) MCSE
4 6 (7.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) MCT
5 1 (1.32%) CCIE
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (11.84%) Hyper-V
5 7 (9.21%) XenApp
5 7 (9.21%) XenDesktop
5 7 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (7.89%) DFS Replication
7 4 (5.26%) vSphere
7 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 3 (3.95%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.63%) Xen
10 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.32%) XenServer
10 1 (1.32%) vCloud
10 1 (1.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (26.32%) SCCM
2 9 (11.84%) SCOM
3 7 (9.21%) SCVMM
4 6 (7.89%) WSUS
4 6 (7.89%) SCOrch
4 6 (7.89%) SCSM
5 4 (5.26%) SCDPM
6 3 (3.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.32%) MOM
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 35 (46.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.26%) VMware
3 15 (19.74%) Citrix
4 7 (9.21%) Symantec
5 5 (6.58%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) Cisco
6 4 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.95%) Wyse
7 3 (3.95%) AppSense
7 3 (3.95%) CA
7 3 (3.95%) Dell
7 3 (3.95%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.32%) Lumension
8 1 (1.32%) EMC
8 1 (1.32%) Lotus
8 1 (1.32%) IBM
8 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.32%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.32%) Veeam
8 1 (1.32%) F5
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