The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 118 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.086% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.82% 0.50% -
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 £18.00 £20.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -20.95%
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 Yorkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
494 398 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.09% 17.07% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 223 184
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 18
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-8.10% -

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 March 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
West Yorkshire -7 9 £325 -45.83% 3
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (30.77%) Migration
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) MCSE
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (26.92%) High Availability
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (26.92%) Office 365
7 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
8 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (19.23%) Clustering
8 5 (19.23%) VoIP
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (19.23%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
9 4 (15.38%) SCOM
9 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
10 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
10 3 (11.54%) MGCP
10 3 (11.54%) H.323
10 3 (11.54%) IP Telephony
10 3 (11.54%) VMware

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 12 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (19.23%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) VoIP
2 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
3 3 (11.54%) IP Telephony
3 3 (11.54%) PBX
3 3 (11.54%) MGCP
3 3 (11.54%) H.323
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) S/MIME
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Voice Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Training Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
1 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (19.23%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
2 7 (26.92%) High Availability
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Change Control
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.85%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) MCSE
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCTS
2 3 (11.54%) MCITP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (7.69%) CIPD
4 1 (3.85%) PMP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) ISA Server
3 3 (11.54%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) UAG
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Polycom
3 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Avaya
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec
4 2 (7.69%) Nortel
4 2 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) Postini
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (3.85%) CommVault