The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 21 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.85% 4.59% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.76% 11.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +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%
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Hertfordshire

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

Application Platforms Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
21 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 17.95% 40.37% 30.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate £450 £363 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £138 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.86%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) CGI
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) MOM
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Ethereal
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Ethereal
2 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) MOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Intel
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (33.33%) F5