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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 130 119 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 14 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.49% 0.31% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.28% 1.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £387 £410
% change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.84% +10.60%
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
614 473 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 21.39% 18.43% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 282 197
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 16
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.26%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 11 £425 +17.24% 6
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
4 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
6 5 (20.00%) VMware
6 5 (20.00%) MCSE
6 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (20.00%) SCCM
6 5 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (20.00%) High Availability
7 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 4 (16.00%) LAN
7 4 (16.00%) WAN
7 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (16.00%) MCTS
8 3 (12.00%) DNS
8 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (12.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
1 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Intranet
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Consultant
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Wintel Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Voice Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (12.00%) iPhone
3 3 (12.00%) User Experience
3 3 (12.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) CMDB
5 1 (4.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) UNIX
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.00%) CRM
5 2 (8.00%) Project Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Email Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) MCSE
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.00%) MCTS
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (4.00%) CIPD
3 1 (4.00%) PMP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (16.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) M86 Security
5 2 (8.00%) RightFax
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Nortel
5 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.00%) IronPort
6 1 (4.00%) Tandberg
6 1 (4.00%) CommVault
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy