The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 44 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.49% 0.36% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.02% 2.94% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£125 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
Lync
East of England

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

Application Platforms Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
99 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.38% 12.41% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 23 14
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £220 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £145.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.93% +625.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Luton - 2 £125 -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) Handset

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya