The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 62 68 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.76% 1.81% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£120 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.07% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.64 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -45.77%
Lync
East of England

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

Application Platforms Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
145 166 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.38% 21.04% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 107 43
Average daily rate £300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £232 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 11
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £14.30 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £20.15 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Watford +1 2 - -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) Office 365
3 6 (31.58%) MS Office
3 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 6 (31.58%) Project Management
4 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
5 4 (21.05%) PABX
5 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
5 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) PMI
5 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
5 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) PBX
6 3 (15.79%) MCSE
6 3 (15.79%) MCSA
6 3 (15.79%) SLA
6 3 (15.79%) MCTS
6 3 (15.79%) Information Security
6 3 (15.79%) MCITP
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 2 (10.53%) Change Control
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) LiveLink
2 2 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Agresso
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Unified Communications
2 4 (21.05%) PABX
3 3 (15.79%) PBX
4 2 (10.53%) Intranet
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) PSTN
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Project Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Unified Communications Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Voice Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Communications Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PMI
2 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Project Management
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
3 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 2 (10.53%) ITSM
4 2 (10.53%) Workflow
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) CRM
4 2 (10.53%) Release Management
4 2 (10.53%) Information Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) PMI Certification
3 3 (15.79%) MCTS
3 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) MCSA
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Avaya
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec
2 1 (5.26%) Sophos
2 1 (5.26%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco