The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 West Sussex 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 39 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Lync 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.34% 0.47% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.47% 2.25% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.60 £22.88
% change year-on-year
-15.79% -14.33%
Application Platforms Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
59 89 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 15.78% 20.70% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 32
Average daily rate £400 £410 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £320 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Lync
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Crawley - 3 £500 -
Horsham - - - -
Lync
South East

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) OSPF
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) DMZ
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) OSPF
1 3 (37.50%) BGP
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WLAN
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Network Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Communications Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Voice Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) CCIE
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco