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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 93 114 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing Lync 22 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.91% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.60% 0.88% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Average daily rate
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£388 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.39% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £324 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £392 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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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
393 452 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.17% 18.04% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 234 181
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 19
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.26 £9.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £25.70 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -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
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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +10 9 £400 +11.88% 3
Worcestershire - 5 £420 -
Coventry +7 2 £320 -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
4 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (25.00%) Office 365
5 14 (25.00%) SQL
6 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
6 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (19.64%) Citrix
8 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
9 9 (16.07%) Migration
9 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
10 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (12.50%) Retail
10 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
11 5 (8.93%) Reuters
11 5 (8.93%) Finance
11 5 (8.93%) DNS
11 5 (8.93%) Cisco
11 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
11 5 (8.93%) Eikon
12 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
12 4 (7.14%) Office Automation
12 4 (7.14%) E-Discovery
12 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
12 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
12 4 (7.14%) Windows Vista

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Eikon
2 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Office 365
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) SaaS
3 3 (5.36%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) Unified Communications
2 5 (8.93%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) LDAP
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) Intranet
4 2 (3.57%) Wireless
4 2 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (1.79%) PABX
5 1 (1.79%) Skype
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.79%) MPLS
5 1 (1.79%) HTTP
5 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (12.50%) Retail
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Front Office
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Automotive
5 1 (1.79%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Architect
2 8 (14.29%) Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Messaging Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.57%) Developer
7 2 (3.57%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.57%) Exchange Consultant
7 2 (3.57%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) XMPP
2 1 (1.79%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.07%) Migration
2 4 (7.14%) E-Discovery
2 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 4 (7.14%) Office Automation
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (5.36%) Change Control
3 3 (5.36%) Coaching
3 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (5.36%) Project Management
3 3 (5.36%) Workflow
3 3 (5.36%) ITIL
3 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.36%) CRM
3 3 (5.36%) ERP
4 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
4 2 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco
3 5 (8.93%) Reuters
4 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 4 (7.14%) Yahoo!
5 2 (3.57%) McAfee
5 2 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) Juniper
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