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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 100 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs citing Lync 42 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.35% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.75% 3.42% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £433 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% -12.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £383 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £507 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -37.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
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
542 497 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.41% 17.23% 15.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 330 191
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 18 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £45.00 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Wiltshire +9 14 £450 -
Bristol 0 10 £280 -39.78% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £150 - 1
Somerset - 5 £150 - 2
Dorset +2 4 £190 -52.55% 6
Devon - 1 £175 -
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England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 49 (74.24%) Windows
2 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
3 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
5 21 (31.82%) MS Excel
5 21 (31.82%) SharePoint
5 21 (31.82%) VMware
6 20 (30.30%) SCCM
7 16 (24.24%) Citrix
8 15 (22.73%) Windows 8
9 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 14 (21.21%) Windows XP
10 13 (19.70%) Migration
11 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
12 11 (16.67%) DNS
12 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (16.67%) Office 365
12 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (15.15%) MS Office
13 10 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (13.64%) Programme Management
14 9 (13.64%) Asset Management
14 9 (13.64%) IT Asset Management
15 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
15 8 (12.12%) Symantec
15 8 (12.12%) ITIL
16 7 (10.61%) MCSE

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 21 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 12 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 11 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.52%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) IaaS
2 2 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (1.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) DNS
2 6 (9.09%) DHCP
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
4 4 (6.06%) VPN
4 4 (6.06%) SAN
5 3 (4.55%) Firewall
5 3 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 2 (3.03%) WAN
7 1 (1.52%) MPLS
7 1 (1.52%) WLAN
7 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.52%) Network Security
7 1 (1.52%) NAS
7 1 (1.52%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) DB2
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 4 (6.06%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Advertising
4 1 (1.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Consultant
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.58%) Architect
6 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) IT Support
7 3 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
7 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) IT Trainer
8 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.03%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Clustering
2 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.06%) User Experience
3 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.03%) Learning Management System
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.52%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.52%) PKI
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.52%) CCTV
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 49 (74.24%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 15 (22.73%) Windows 8
4 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (21.21%) Windows XP
5 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.52%) VMS
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Solaris
8 1 (1.52%) Linux
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) Programme Management
2 9 (13.64%) Asset Management
2 9 (13.64%) IT Asset Management
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
4 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.58%) Data Protection
5 4 (6.06%) TOGAF
6 3 (4.55%) CRM
7 2 (3.03%) Project Management
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (3.03%) WFM
8 1 (1.52%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.52%) SAP Implementation
8 1 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.52%) Information Management
8 1 (1.52%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
1 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.61%) MCSE
3 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) MCSA
6 1 (1.52%) MCT
6 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) XenApp
4 7 (10.61%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.06%) DFS Replication
7 3 (4.55%) vSphere
7 3 (4.55%) BitLocker
8 2 (3.03%) Xen
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (30.30%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) SCOM
3 6 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 5 (7.58%) WSUS
5 4 (6.06%) SCOrch
5 4 (6.06%) SCSM
6 3 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.03%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.52%) MOM
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (31.82%) VMware
3 16 (24.24%) Citrix
4 8 (12.12%) Symantec
5 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.06%) AppSense
5 4 (6.06%) HP
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) CA
6 3 (4.55%) Wyse
7 2 (3.03%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (1.52%) Intel
8 1 (1.52%) IBM
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle
8 1 (1.52%) SAP
8 1 (1.52%) Genesys
8 1 (1.52%) Capita
8 1 (1.52%) Brocade
8 1 (1.52%) Veeam
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