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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 32 38
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 1.53% 1.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 9.62% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Average daily rate
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- £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £323 £369
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-39.85% +8.12%
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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
62 52 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 17.71% 15.90% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 45
Average daily rate £365 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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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 19 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Identity Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Avaya
1 1 (100.00%) VMware