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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 77 79 85
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.06% 0.76% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.04% 4.74% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £370 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £525 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
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
265 211 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.57% 16.07% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 128 167
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.71 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.06% +2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £38.99 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Epsom - 2 £350 -
Guildford -9 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 £260 -
Caterham - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Weybridge - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
5 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
6 10 (31.25%) MS Office
7 9 (28.13%) Blackberry
7 9 (28.13%) Office 365
8 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (21.88%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) Migration
10 6 (18.75%) DNS
10 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (15.63%) Clustering
12 4 (12.50%) Android
12 4 (12.50%) SCCM
12 4 (12.50%) SCOM
12 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (12.50%) XenApp
12 4 (12.50%) HP
12 4 (12.50%) Citrix
12 4 (12.50%) SQL
12 4 (12.50%) Windows 8

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.13%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.13%) Moodle
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) PBX
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.13%) Multicast
4 1 (3.13%) ADSL
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Architect
1 6 (18.75%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Support
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Server Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Trainer
4 2 (6.25%) Trainer
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
1 2 (6.25%) Flash
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.25%) iPad
4 2 (6.25%) PKI
5 1 (3.13%) PDA
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.50%) Android
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 3 (9.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.25%) Coaching
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) CAD
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCTS
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.25%) UAG
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
1 4 (12.50%) SCOM
2 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.25%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (6.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
3 4 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) Apple
4 3 (9.38%) Symantec
4 3 (9.38%) LANDesk
5 2 (6.25%) Polycom
5 2 (6.25%) Tripwire
5 2 (6.25%) Sophos
5 2 (6.25%) Intel
5 2 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Adobe
6 1 (3.13%) Toshiba
6 1 (3.13%) BT
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) BMC