The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 July 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 Cheshire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 60 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.05% 0.13% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.33% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-38.77% -5.76%
Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
150 141 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.74% 18.98% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 58 129
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £448 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 17
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.54 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.45% -5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.50 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £34.20 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Lync
North West

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 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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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
Warrington - 2 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) SAN
5 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 4 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 3 (16.67%) Clustering
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (16.67%) Service Management
6 3 (16.67%) Replication
6 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) IIS
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (16.67%) Remedy
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) IIS
3 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Project
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 3 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Project Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Clustering
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco