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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 110 100 114
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.40% 0.55% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.43% 3.05% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £394 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.40% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £315 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £428 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
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
371 361 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.42% 18.03% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 234 218
Average daily rate £390 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £185 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 20
Average hourly rate £12.00 £52.50 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.14% +209.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £28.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 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 6 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 -8 2 - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 6 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 10 (47.62%) Windows
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (33.33%) SCOM
3 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (33.33%) MCSE
3 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) VBScript
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) EDMS
6 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications
6 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 2 (9.52%) Firewall
8 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco
8 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
8 2 (9.52%) CRM
8 2 (9.52%) Avaya

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.76%) Ethereal
3 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) QSIG
3 1 (4.76%) H.323
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) EDMS
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) VBScript
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (33.33%) MCSE
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) MCP
5 1 (4.76%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCITP
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) F5
4 1 (4.76%) McAfee
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Mitel
4 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.76%) Fortinet