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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.52% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.00% 3.03% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Average daily rate £185 £503 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.18% +5.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
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
75 132 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.02% 20.79% 20.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 71 56
Average daily rate £475 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £36.75 £12.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+206.25% -48.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Rickmansworth - 2 £185 -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) iPhone
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (16.67%) Skype
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Lync Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Messaging Support
3 1 (16.67%) Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
1 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Adobe
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec