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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 59 72 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 8 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 0.43% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.23% 2.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £27.00 £25.23
% change year-on-year
-38.96% +7.02%
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
153 176 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.37% 18.84% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 78 115
Average daily rate £370 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.12% -17.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 22
Average hourly rate £16.84 £20.27 £19.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.90% +4.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.52 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.48% -0.88%

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 16 September 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
Knutsford - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 3
Daresbury - - - -
Lync
North West

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Remedy
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (13.33%) Clustering
5 2 (13.33%) Replication
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) IIS
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Tomcat

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Voice Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
1 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) E-Learning
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
2 3 (20.00%) Remedy
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco