The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 87 112 100
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.05% 0.35% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.16% 1.93% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £375 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £414 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.07% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.85 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.64 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -45.77%
Lync
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
422 467 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.11% 18.07% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 231 209
Average daily rate £375 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £463 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.70 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £31.50 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the West Midlands region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lync
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Birmingham +6 7 £375 -3.22% 3
Worcestershire - 7 £420 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry +1 1 £320 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
4 20 (33.90%) Office 365
5 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
6 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (20.34%) Unified Communications
7 12 (20.34%) SQL
7 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
9 9 (15.25%) Citrix
9 9 (15.25%) Migration
10 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
10 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
11 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (11.86%) Retail
12 6 (10.17%) SCCM
13 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
13 5 (8.47%) VMware
13 5 (8.47%) Finance
13 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
13 5 (8.47%) Cisco
13 5 (8.47%) Reuters
13 5 (8.47%) Eikon
13 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
14 4 (6.78%) Office Automation
14 4 (6.78%) LDAP
14 4 (6.78%) Front Office
14 4 (6.78%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.25%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Project
3 2 (3.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Eikon
2 3 (5.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.90%) Office 365
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) SaaS
3 3 (5.08%) PaaS
4 2 (3.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) Unified Communications
2 4 (6.78%) LDAP
3 3 (5.08%) DNS
3 3 (5.08%) Skype
4 2 (3.39%) Wireless
4 2 (3.39%) Network Security
4 2 (3.39%) SAN
4 2 (3.39%) Intranet
4 2 (3.39%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) MPLS
5 1 (1.69%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) DHCP
5 1 (1.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (11.86%) Retail
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Front Office
4 2 (3.39%) Local Government
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Architect
2 9 (15.25%) Administrator
3 8 (13.56%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.86%) Consultant
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Messaging Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Consultant
9 2 (3.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Administrator
9 2 (3.39%) Server Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.78%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Migration
2 4 (6.78%) Project Management
2 4 (6.78%) E-Discovery
2 4 (6.78%) Capacity Management
2 4 (6.78%) Office Automation
3 3 (5.08%) Change Control
3 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (5.08%) Workflow
3 3 (5.08%) CRM
3 3 (5.08%) ERP
4 2 (3.39%) ITIL
4 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
4 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.39%) Supplier Management
4 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) vSphere
3 2 (3.39%) IAG
3 2 (3.39%) UAG
4 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.25%) Citrix
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
3 5 (8.47%) Reuters
3 5 (8.47%) VMware
4 4 (6.78%) Yahoo!
5 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.39%) McAfee
5 2 (3.39%) Lotus
5 2 (3.39%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Avaya
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
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