The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 41 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.26% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.45% 3.57% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £405 £408 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
69 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 18.06% 20.90% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 39 10
Average daily rate £315 £390 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +29.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -27.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
Hampshire

Lync
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

Lync
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

Lync
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

Lync
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) PBX

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) VMware