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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 73 83 84
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Lync 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.15% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.43% 2.28% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate
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£344 £488 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £458 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £518 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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
249 219 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 17.91% 16.92% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 113 159
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £175 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £23.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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
Epsom - 2 £350 - 2
Staines -7 1 - -
Woking - 1 £260 - 1
Guildford - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
3 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
4 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
5 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (28.13%) VMware
6 9 (28.13%) MS Office
6 9 (28.13%) Blackberry
7 8 (25.00%) DNS
7 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 7 (21.88%) SCOM
8 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.88%) Office 365
9 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (18.75%) SCCM
10 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.63%) Clustering
10 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.63%) HP
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) Migration
11 4 (12.50%) PKI
11 4 (12.50%) Android
11 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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
1 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (28.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) IIS
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
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
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.88%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) 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%) 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
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Architect
1 5 (15.63%) Analyst
1 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Systems Support
2 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Support Specialist
2 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Server Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (6.25%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Graduate
4 1 (3.13%) IT Graduate
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.63%) Clustering
3 4 (12.50%) PKI
3 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.25%) iPad
5 1 (3.13%) iPhone
5 1 (3.13%) PDA
5 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows 7
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.50%) Android
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (9.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
2 3 (9.38%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
3 2 (6.25%) High Availability
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) CAD
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) SQL
3 3 (9.38%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 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 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) UAG
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) XenApp
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCOM
2 6 (18.75%) SCCM
3 3 (9.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (9.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (6.25%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix
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