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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 98 115 92
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Contract jobs citing Lync 21 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.085% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.99% 0.48% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £315 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £315 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
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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
421 417 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.79% 17.71% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 216 139
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 47 18
Average hourly rate £19.57 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.31% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £27.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -10.52%

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
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 29 June 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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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 +4 10 £375 +19.04% 3
Coventry - 3 £335 -
Worcestershire - 2 £420 -
Staffordshire - 2 £425 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.17%) SQL
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.92%) Citrix
6 10 (20.83%) Unified Communications
7 9 (18.75%) Office 365
7 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
7 9 (18.75%) Migration
8 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 7 (14.58%) Retail
9 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
10 5 (10.42%) Finance
10 5 (10.42%) Cisco
10 5 (10.42%) Reuters
10 5 (10.42%) Eikon
10 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (8.33%) E-Discovery
11 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 4 (8.33%) Yahoo!
11 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
11 4 (8.33%) LDAP
11 4 (8.33%) Front Office
11 4 (8.33%) Capacity Management
11 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
12 3 (6.25%) Coaching

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 9 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 2 (4.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Eikon
2 3 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) SaaS
2 3 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Unified Communications
2 4 (8.33%) LDAP
3 3 (6.25%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) Intranet
4 2 (4.17%) Wireless
4 2 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (2.08%) MPLS
5 1 (2.08%) PABX
5 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (14.58%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 4 (8.33%) Front Office
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.17%) Local Government
5 1 (2.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Architect
2 6 (12.50%) Consultant
2 6 (12.50%) Analyst
2 6 (12.50%) Administrator
3 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) Messaging Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.17%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
6 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) XMPP
2 1 (2.08%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 4 (8.33%) E-Discovery
2 4 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.25%) Change Control
3 3 (6.25%) Coaching
3 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (6.25%) Workflow
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL
3 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.25%) CRM
3 3 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (4.17%) Project Management
4 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (4.17%) Office Automation
4 2 (4.17%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) MCSE
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.08%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Citrix
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 5 (10.42%) Reuters
4 4 (8.33%) Yahoo!
5 2 (4.17%) McAfee
5 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) Lotus
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper