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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 58 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Lync 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.60% 0.80% 0.25%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.25% 3.91% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£503 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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
123 128 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.47% 20.45% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 90
Average daily rate £438 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £138 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £23.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.12% +56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £23.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.48%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 January 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 0 1 £325 -31.57%
Stevenage - - - -
Lync
East of England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) CGI
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Intel
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) OpenView
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Ethereal
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
4 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) Ethereal
2 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Data Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView
1 1 (16.67%) MOM
1 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Mitel
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee