The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 30 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 0.93% 1.09% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.13% 6.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £175 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
Lync
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Application Platforms Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
39 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.22% 18.03% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 10
Average daily rate £320 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £189 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Bournemouth - - - -
Poole - - - - 1
Lync
South West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) People Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) iSCSI

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 2 (50.00%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (50.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco