The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 29 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 2.55% 0.71% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 14.06% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
64 30 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 18.13% 10.60% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 21
Average daily rate £325 £285 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -20.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £253 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.43 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% -14.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.09 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.14 £15.77 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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Top 27 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) WSUS
5 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) LAN
5 1 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) McAfee

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) McAfee
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft