The first table below looks at the demand for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 City of London 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 180 177 193
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Lync 30 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.72% 2.26% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 18
Average daily rate £410 £328 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.19% -34.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £67.50 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+486.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1102 1019 1172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.05% 16.41% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 688 752
Average daily rate £388 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 39
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
London

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the City of London region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 41 (65.08%) Microsoft
2 29 (46.03%) MS Exchange
3 27 (42.86%) Windows
4 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
6 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
7 15 (23.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (23.81%) Cisco
7 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
7 15 (23.81%) Finance
8 14 (22.22%) Law
8 14 (22.22%) Unified Communications
9 13 (20.63%) Migration
10 12 (19.05%) Citrix
10 12 (19.05%) SCOM
11 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (15.87%) Symantec
12 10 (15.87%) DNS
13 9 (14.29%) MS Office
13 9 (14.29%) VMware
13 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (14.29%) SCCM
13 9 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (12.70%) XenApp
14 8 (12.70%) Video Conferencing
14 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
15 7 (11.11%) Project Management
15 7 (11.11%) Mitel
15 7 (11.11%) Office Communications Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 29 (46.03%) MS Exchange
2 26 (41.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (23.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 11 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (6.35%) IBM Notes
8 4 (6.35%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.59%) IIS
9 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (14.29%) MS Office
2 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) Internet
3 6 (9.52%) VoIP
3 6 (9.52%) DHCP
4 4 (6.35%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.76%) WAN
5 3 (4.76%) SMTP
5 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.17%) Firewall
6 2 (3.17%) LAN
6 2 (3.17%) S/MIME
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) MPLS
7 1 (1.59%) H.323
7 1 (1.59%) VLAN
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.59%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 14 (22.22%) Law
3 5 (7.94%) Legal
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Back Office
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (12.70%) Architect
1 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (9.52%) Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.35%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Support
6 3 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Desktop Support
7 2 (3.17%) Technical Leader
7 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) XMPP
2 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 8 (12.70%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.35%) iPhone
3 4 (6.35%) iPad
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.59%) Open Source
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Equities
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.94%) Mac OS X
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.76%) Android
6 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Project Management
3 6 (9.52%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.76%) Service Management
5 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.17%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.17%) Information Management
6 2 (3.17%) Business Transformation
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.59%) Data Architecture
7 1 (1.59%) Product Management
7 1 (1.59%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.59%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.59%) Analytics
7 1 (1.59%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) LotusScript
1 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VB
3 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (3.17%) CCA
3 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.17%) CCEA
3 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) MCP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCSA
4 1 (1.59%) CCNP
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) XenApp
3 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.35%) UAG
5 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.17%) IAG
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) SCOM
2 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 41 (65.08%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) Cisco
3 12 (19.05%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) Symantec
5 9 (14.29%) VMware
6 7 (11.11%) Mitel
7 6 (9.52%) Apple
8 5 (7.94%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.94%) Clearswift
9 4 (6.35%) Nimsoft
9 4 (6.35%) RightFax
9 4 (6.35%) Lotus
9 4 (6.35%) Bloomberg
9 4 (6.35%) HP
10 3 (4.76%) Avaya
10 3 (4.76%) Reuters
11 2 (3.17%) NetApp
11 2 (3.17%) Adobe
12 1 (1.59%) EMC
12 1 (1.59%) CA