The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 68 94 105
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Contract jobs citing Lync 58 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.64% 1.07% 0.27%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.72% 5.45% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £295 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £355 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
Lync
South East

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

Application Platforms Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
456 404 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.76% 19.60% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 241 197
Average daily rate £363 £346 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 16
Average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.31% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £15.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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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
Farnborough - 9 £375 - 2
Southampton - 7 £313 - 1
Basingstoke -3 5 £335 +3.07%
Winchester -18 2 £323 -7.85%
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 28 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 26 (38.24%) Windows
3 23 (33.82%) VMware
4 22 (32.35%) SharePoint
5 20 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
9 14 (20.59%) Office 365
9 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
11 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 11 (16.18%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (16.18%) SCOM
12 11 (16.18%) Unified Communications
13 9 (13.24%) vSphere
13 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Management
13 9 (13.24%) NetScaler
13 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (13.24%) XenApp
13 9 (13.24%) XenServer
13 9 (13.24%) Citrix
13 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
13 9 (13.24%) IIS
13 9 (13.24%) MS Office
14 8 (11.76%) MCSE
14 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.76%) EMC

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 28 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 22 (32.35%) SharePoint
3 20 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (13.24%) IIS
5 7 (10.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (7.35%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Office
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.82%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Unified Communications
2 9 (13.24%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) ISDN
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) QSIG
4 1 (1.47%) H.323
4 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.94%) EDMS
General
1 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
1 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Law
2 1 (1.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Consultant
3 9 (13.24%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Avaya Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Exchange Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.94%) Administrator
9 2 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.94%) Communications Engineer
10 1 (1.47%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.35%) Clustering
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (38.24%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (11.76%) Change Management
3 7 (10.29%) ITIL
4 6 (8.82%) Project Management
5 4 (5.88%) Migration
5 4 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (2.94%) Unit Testing
8 1 (1.47%) ITSM
8 1 (1.47%) Service Management
8 1 (1.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.41%) VBScript
3 1 (1.47%) C
3 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) MCSE
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.24%) XenApp
3 9 (13.24%) XenServer
3 9 (13.24%) vSphere
4 5 (7.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCOM
2 6 (8.82%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) VMware
3 9 (13.24%) Citrix
4 8 (11.76%) Polycom
4 8 (11.76%) EMC
5 7 (10.29%) Remedy
6 5 (7.35%) SolarWinds
6 5 (7.35%) BMC
7 4 (5.88%) Avaya
8 3 (4.41%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (4.41%) NetApp
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.47%) Adobe
9 1 (1.47%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) Mercator
9 1 (1.47%) LANDesk