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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 104 107 110
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.48% 0.66% 0.17%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.98% 3.49% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £125 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £405 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £364
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -
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
336 373 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.20% 18.90% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 231 210
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 20
Average hourly rate £11.50 £52.50 £29.74
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.09% +76.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £52.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £89.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -10.52%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Hook -5 3 £275 -22.71%
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
4 6 (31.58%) Migration
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (31.58%) VBScript
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
4 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
5 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (26.32%) SCOM
5 5 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) MCSE
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) EDMS
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
8 2 (10.53%) Avaya
8 2 (10.53%) Remedy
8 2 (10.53%) CRM

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.26%) QSIG
2 1 (5.26%) H.323
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) EDMS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Wintel Support
5 2 (10.53%) Communications Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Support
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) VBScript
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
2 2 (10.53%) Avaya
2 2 (10.53%) Remedy
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco