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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 101 103 102
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.29% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.73% 2.18% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £265 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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
347 275 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.04% 13.20% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 166 131
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £229 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 27
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.64 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £22.69 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 3 £388 -22.50% 4
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows 7
3 15 (51.72%) Eikon
3 15 (51.72%) Cisco
3 15 (51.72%) Reuters
3 15 (51.72%) XMPP
4 10 (34.48%) Migration
4 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) SCCM
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL
10 2 (6.90%) E-Discovery
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (6.90%) FTP
10 2 (6.90%) Legal
10 2 (6.90%) MS Office
10 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.90%) LDAP
10 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
10 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
10 2 (6.90%) McAfee
10 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
10 2 (6.90%) Project Management
10 2 (6.90%) IBM
11 1 (3.45%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (51.72%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) FTP
2 2 (6.90%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Senior Technician
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Messaging Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) E-Discovery
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco
1 15 (51.72%) Reuters
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya
4 1 (3.45%) VMware