The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 35 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.36% - 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.38% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
Lync
North 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 Merseyside region.

Application Platforms Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
42 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.00% 14.02% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 14 14
Average daily rate £250 £213 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -30.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £360 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
Liverpool - - - - 1
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) VMware