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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank - 29 28
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 2.43% 0.91%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 12.20% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
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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
17 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.93% 19.90% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 2
Average daily rate £376 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +10.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.67 £36.07 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £40.57 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) SSL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper