The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 61 - 74
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% - 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.73% - 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £613 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
Lync
North West

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

Application Platforms Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
126 137 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.53% 18.54% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 60 54
Average daily rate £388 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £458 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.81 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -44.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.82 £27.25 £37.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Chester - 5 £245 - 1
Warrington - 3 £625 -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) LAN
2 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 6 (30.00%) Android
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 5 (25.00%) Network Security
5 5 (25.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (25.00%) Skype
5 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) SSL
5 5 (25.00%) Local Government
5 5 (25.00%) Project Management
6 4 (20.00%) BT
6 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (20.00%) HP
6 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (15.00%) Drupal
7 3 (15.00%) Records Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) Drupal
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) LAN
1 8 (40.00%) WAN
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (25.00%) Network Security
3 5 (25.00%) Skype
3 5 (25.00%) SSL
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco IPT Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Digital Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) ICT Support
4 2 (10.00%) LAN Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Cisco IPT Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) WAN Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Lync Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Android
2 6 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Records Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.00%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Citrix
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) BT
4 4 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Mercator
6 1 (5.00%) Polycom
6 1 (5.00%) VMware