The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 71 89
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey - 1.65% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 9.13% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 1
Average daily rate - £350 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
Lync
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Application Platforms Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
274 252 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 22.63% 18.05% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 158 112
Average daily rate £413 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £50.00 £20.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% +15.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.76 £65.50 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Surrey region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Surrey region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) MCSE
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) C
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) DHCP
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) Project Management
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) CISSP

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
1 2 (33.33%) VLAN
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Senior DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Oracle DBA
3 1 (16.67%) Senior SQL DBA
3 1 (16.67%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) Mitel
2 2 (33.33%) MobileIron
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Polycom
2 2 (33.33%) Sonus
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds