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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 85 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.61% 0.068% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.97% 0.38% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +4.12%
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
337 262 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 20.62% 17.76% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 150 162
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Average hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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
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 17 September 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
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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 - 10 - - 1
Wakefield - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -
Lync
Yorkshire

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
3 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 10 (62.50%) Unified Communications
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) Migration
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco
6 7 (43.75%) S/MIME
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) Symantec
6 7 (43.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (43.75%) Google
6 7 (43.75%) Postini
6 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (43.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (37.50%) SCOM
7 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 5 (31.25%) VPN
8 5 (31.25%) MySQL
8 5 (31.25%) Oracle
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) IBM
8 5 (31.25%) HP
8 5 (31.25%) EMC
8 5 (31.25%) Firewall
8 5 (31.25%) Wireless
8 5 (31.25%) IPsec
8 5 (31.25%) MPLS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 13 (81.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) Unified Communications
2 7 (43.75%) S/MIME
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
4 5 (31.25%) MPLS
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Data Management
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (31.25%) Master Data Management
3 4 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (18.75%) Service Management
4 3 (18.75%) ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Cyber Security
6 1 (6.25%) Online Security
6 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) vSphere
2 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (31.25%) Xen
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (37.50%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (12.50%) SCOrch
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Symantec
3 7 (43.75%) Google
3 7 (43.75%) Postini
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) IBM
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) EMC
4 5 (31.25%) NetApp
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix