The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 96 90 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.52% 0.13% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.70% 0.77% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
Lync
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
333 260 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.34% 16.67% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 157 127
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Leeds -1 6 £325 +30.00% 1
Wakefield +1 2 - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Lync
Yorkshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) Migration
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (23.53%) High Availability
7 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (17.65%) Office 365
7 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
7 3 (17.65%) MCTS
7 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
7 3 (17.65%) Windows
7 3 (17.65%) MCSE
8 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
8 2 (11.76%) S/MIME
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) VoIP
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (11.76%) Symantec
8 2 (11.76%) Nortel

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) VoIP
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) S/MIME
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) ITSM
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCTS
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (5.88%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) UAG
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Google
3 2 (11.76%) Postini
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) HP