The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Tyne and Wear 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 56 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.19% - 2.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.70% - 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
142 30 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.79% 14.42% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 14 27
Average daily rate £260 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.11 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
North East

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gateshead - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Lync
North East

Lync
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Document Management
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCT

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Document Management
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCT
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco