The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 West Midlands 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 114 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.27% 0.044%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.48% 1.73% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£315 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.77% -24.61%
Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
415 289 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.58% 15.59% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 150 190
Average daily rate £325 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £205 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 23 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Lync
England

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
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 11 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
Birmingham -9 1 £315 -20.75% 4
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) Windows
1 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) FlexPod
6 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 3 (23.08%) EMC
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) CCIE
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
7 2 (15.38%) vSphere
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (15.38%) IronPort
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSI
2 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
2 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
1 5 (38.46%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) FlexPod
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Online Security
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCIE
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) IAG
3 1 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) NetApp
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) IronPort
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec