The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 11 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 Chester 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 22 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.43% 0.64% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-38.77% -24.61%
Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
40 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.57% 15.92% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Average daily rate £310 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.33% +35.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £16.84 £31.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £23.37 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Lync
Cheshire

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Lync
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (75.00%) IIS
1 3 (75.00%) Tomcat
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Replication
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware