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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 121 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.73% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.20% 3.29% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 4
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£300 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £67.50 £21.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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
524 639 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.83% 22.12% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 391 280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
Average hourly rate £20.09 £28.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.24% +30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.15 £15.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £55.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 +9 8 £413 +83.33% 1
Bristol +1 7 £281 -29.68% 2
Dorset +1 4 £413 +135.71% 5
Devon 0 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire -18 1 - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 24 (54.55%) SharePoint
4 22 (50.00%) Windows
5 17 (38.64%) SQL
6 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
7 15 (34.09%) Citrix
7 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (34.09%) Clustering
7 15 (34.09%) Application Packaging
8 14 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (29.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (27.27%) Office 365
10 12 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (27.27%) CRM
10 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
10 12 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
11 11 (25.00%) VMware
11 11 (25.00%) .NET
11 11 (25.00%) MS Office
12 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
13 9 (20.45%) SCCM
14 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
15 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
16 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
16 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
16 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 24 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 14 (31.82%) SharePoint 2013
2 14 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (29.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
6 3 (6.82%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.27%) JBoss
7 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Yammer
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) LAN
2 2 (4.55%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) MPLS
3 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.27%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) PBX
3 1 (2.27%) VoIP
3 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Architect
2 12 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 10 (22.73%) Consultant
4 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (13.64%) IT Support
6 4 (9.09%) Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Wintel Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.55%) SharePoint Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) Application Packaging
2 11 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Flash
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.09%) Clustering
2 3 (6.82%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.27%) VMS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) AIX
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.27%) UNIX
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (27.27%) CRM
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
3 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Migration
4 3 (6.82%) Data Architecture
4 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.55%) People Management
5 2 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Software Testing
5 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) ERP
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCSA
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 16 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
6 1 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) SCOM
2 2 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Intune
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) Citrix
3 11 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Sophos
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) Intel
6 1 (2.27%) Genesys
6 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.27%) AppSense
6 1 (2.27%) Capita
6 1 (2.27%) Brocade
6 1 (2.27%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.27%) Aastra
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