The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Yorkshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 100 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% - 0.056%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.40% - 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £363 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
334 227 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.23% 16.80% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 123 166
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.98 £11.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.88% +40.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.45 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £23.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%
Lync
Yorkshire

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds - 8 £363 - 2
Wakefield - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Lync
Yorkshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) VMware
4 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
4 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
5 7 (58.33%) vSphere
5 7 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (58.33%) Master Data Management
5 7 (58.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (58.33%) Data Management
5 7 (58.33%) XMPP
5 7 (58.33%) Xen
5 7 (58.33%) VPN
5 7 (58.33%) HP
5 7 (58.33%) EMC
5 7 (58.33%) MySQL
5 7 (58.33%) Oracle
5 7 (58.33%) Firewall
5 7 (58.33%) Wireless
5 7 (58.33%) IPsec
5 7 (58.33%) NetApp
5 7 (58.33%) MPLS
6 6 (50.00%) IBM
7 4 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
8 3 (25.00%) Active Directory

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) Wireless
2 7 (58.33%) IPsec
2 7 (58.33%) MPLS
3 2 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Project Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Master Data Management
1 7 (58.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 7 (58.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Online Security
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (58.33%) vSphere
2 7 (58.33%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (58.33%) Xen
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) EMC
3 7 (58.33%) Oracle
3 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 6 (50.00%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix