The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 17 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 Peterborough 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 32 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 1.30% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £190 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
50 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 32.47% 7.81% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 7
Average daily rate £233 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £450 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £450 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
Cambridgeshire

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Exinda
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Intranet
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) PC Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Altiris
2 2 (66.67%) Riverbed
2 2 (66.67%) Exinda
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya