The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 44 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.35% - 1.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.23% - 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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 Somerset region.

Application Platforms Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
81 56 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 28.03% 16.67% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 39 48
Average daily rate £375 £338 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 3 2
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% +81.34%
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 Somerset

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Lync
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (16.67%) KVM
5 1 (16.67%) WebEx
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) E-Learning

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (16.67%) WebEx
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Trainer
2 2 (33.33%) IT Trainer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Learning Management System
2 1 (16.67%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) KVM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) VMware