The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Surrey region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 74 72 89
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.95% 0.81% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.30% 4.55% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.49% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £415 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
279 220 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 22.04% 17.73% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 117 142
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 17
Average hourly rate £24.25 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.85 £32.38 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
Lync
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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
Guildford - - - - 3
Leatherhead - - - -
Reigate - - - - 3
Weybridge - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 1
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
4 8 (47.06%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) XenApp
5 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
6 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
6 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 6 (35.29%) MS Office
6 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
7 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
7 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
8 4 (23.53%) Mitel
8 4 (23.53%) Firewall
9 3 (17.65%) Oracle
9 3 (17.65%) ITIL
9 3 (17.65%) Flash
9 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (11.76%) Office 365
10 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) SCCM
10 2 (11.76%) NAS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
1 4 (23.53%) Support Technician
2 3 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) IT Trainer
2 3 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Trainer
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Support
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) ICT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Voice Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Flash
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Digital Forensics
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) XenApp
2 7 (41.18%) XenDesktop
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Mitel
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) AppSense
6 1 (5.88%) Lumension
6 1 (5.88%) RightFax
6 1 (5.88%) Adobe
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee