The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 67 58 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.26% 0.47% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.20% 2.94% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £378 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
167 102 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.52% 16.14% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 49 70
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £223 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
East of England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Watford -13 1 - - 4
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Project Management
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Change Control
4 2 (33.33%) Database Security
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SCOM
5 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) SAS

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Project Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (33.33%) Database Security
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) NCDA
2 1 (16.67%) NCIE
2 1 (16.67%) VCAP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp