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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 117 110 105
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing Lync 23 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.77% 0.30% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.96% 1.81% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 5
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£325 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.60 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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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
581 387 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.48% 16.51% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 209 190
Average daily rate £360 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £30.15 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -13 17 £338 - 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 2
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
3 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (30.77%) Windows
5 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
5 11 (28.21%) Blackberry
6 10 (25.64%) LAN
6 10 (25.64%) WAN
6 10 (25.64%) Unified Communications
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
8 8 (20.51%) DHCP
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (20.51%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 7 (17.95%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 6 (15.38%) Cisco
10 6 (15.38%) XenApp
11 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (10.26%) AirWatch
11 4 (10.26%) High Availability
11 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 4 (10.26%) XenServer
11 4 (10.26%) PowerShell

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (41.03%) MS Exchange
2 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.38%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) LAN
1 10 (25.64%) WAN
1 10 (25.64%) Unified Communications
2 9 (23.08%) DNS
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) NetScaler
4 4 (10.26%) IP Telephony
4 4 (10.26%) DMZ
5 2 (5.13%) Intranet
5 2 (5.13%) Internet
5 2 (5.13%) POP3
5 2 (5.13%) SMTP
5 2 (5.13%) Telepresence
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Law
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Electronics
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Communications Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Messaging Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Blackberry
2 8 (20.51%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (7.69%) iPhone
3 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.13%) DTV
5 1 (2.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
1 7 (17.95%) Migration
2 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (10.26%) High Availability
2 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.13%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.13%) Data Entry
4 2 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.56%) Cyber Security
5 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (2.56%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.56%) Project Management
5 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCTS
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 1 (2.56%) MCITP
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) XenApp
3 4 (10.26%) XenServer
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
4 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) AppSense
3 4 (10.26%) Altiris
4 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.13%) IronPort
4 2 (5.13%) Tandberg
4 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.13%) M86 Security
4 2 (5.13%) RightFax
4 2 (5.13%) Apple
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
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