The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 38 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 2.73% 0.93% 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category 13.95% 7.50% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£400 £238 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
Lync
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

Application Platforms Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
86 40 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 19.59% 12.42% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 19 73
Average daily rate £350 £420 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.46 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -7.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.72 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £15.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Lync
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
Crawley +7 9 £400 +128.57%
Horsham - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
6 8 (30.77%) DNS
6 8 (30.77%) Clustering
6 8 (30.77%) SCCM
6 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (23.08%) Email Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Lotus
8 6 (23.08%) MCSE
8 6 (23.08%) VoIP
8 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
9 5 (19.23%) MCSA
9 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
9 5 (19.23%) Avaya
9 5 (19.23%) B2B
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco
9 5 (19.23%) MCTS
9 5 (19.23%) MCITP
9 5 (19.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (19.23%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (19.23%) Sonus

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (34.62%) SharePoint
3 8 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (23.08%) IBM Notes
5 5 (19.23%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (3.85%) Site Server
8 1 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) VoIP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) Kerberos
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) CTI
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Designer
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Designer
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Server Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) HPUX
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Email Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) B2B
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (23.08%) MCSE
2 5 (19.23%) MCSA
2 5 (19.23%) MCTS
2 5 (19.23%) MCITP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSD
5 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (11.54%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Lotus
3 5 (19.23%) Avaya
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Sonus
4 4 (15.38%) Riverbed
4 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 4 (15.38%) Meraki
5 2 (7.69%) HP