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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 103 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 17 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.69% - 0.42%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.74% - 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 9
Average daily rate
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£200 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £26.25 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-38.13% +5.12%
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
455 361 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 18.55% 16.95% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 211 226
Average daily rate £365 £315 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.87% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £348 £333
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +4.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 20 34
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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
West Yorkshire - 8 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 6 £200 - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
3 11 (52.38%) Cisco
4 10 (47.62%) Unified Communications
5 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (33.33%) Symantec
6 7 (33.33%) S/MIME
6 7 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 7 (33.33%) Google
6 7 (33.33%) Postini
6 7 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (28.57%) SCOM
8 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 3 (14.29%) vSphere
9 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (14.29%) Google Apps
9 3 (14.29%) Office 365

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (14.29%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (4.76%) Quickr
7 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (4.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Google Apps
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Unified Communications
2 7 (33.33%) S/MIME
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) IPsec
4 2 (9.52%) MGCP
4 2 (9.52%) H.323
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
4 2 (9.52%) PBX
4 2 (9.52%) VoIP
4 2 (9.52%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) MySQL
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Exchange Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 2 (9.52%) Training Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Specialist
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Specialist
2 2 (9.52%) Consultant
2 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Support
3 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (9.52%) Master Data Management
5 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.76%) Change Control
5 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
1 2 (9.52%) MCSE
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) CIPD
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 2 (9.52%) Xen
3 2 (9.52%) ISA Server
3 2 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (28.57%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Symantec
3 7 (33.33%) Google
3 7 (33.33%) Postini
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) Polycom
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) Avaya
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus