The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 20 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 3.30% 0.99%
As % of the Application Platforms category 10.71% 10.00% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £225 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +47.05%
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Cheshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
28 70 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.05% 33.02% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 7
Average daily rate £400 £291 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.33% -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.07 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.74% -3.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) Local Government
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix