The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank - 40 34
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.30% 1.00%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.56% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £405 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Application Platforms Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
66 64 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 19.58% 19.45% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 46 37
Average daily rate £363 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £160 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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Top 9 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Retail

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (100.00%) Wintel Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware