The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 154 167 168
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Lync 37 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.22% 3.38% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 10
Average daily rate
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£360 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £282 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £425 £365
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +16.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
Lync
London

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

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
876 1037 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.28% 17.24% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 644 725 698
Average daily rate £413 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
3 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
4 24 (31.17%) Windows
5 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (23.38%) Migration
7 16 (20.78%) Office 365
8 15 (19.48%) Unified Communications
9 14 (18.18%) Finance
10 13 (16.88%) Cisco
11 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
12 11 (14.29%) DNS
12 11 (14.29%) Symantec
13 10 (12.99%) ITIL
14 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
14 9 (11.69%) Banking
14 9 (11.69%) VPN
14 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (11.69%) Office Communications Server
15 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
15 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.39%) Law
15 8 (10.39%) VMware
15 8 (10.39%) Wireless
16 7 (9.09%) Firewall
16 7 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (9.09%) Middleware
16 7 (9.09%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 30 (38.96%) MS Exchange
2 20 (25.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.58%) SharePoint
4 9 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (11.69%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.60%) IIS
8 1 (1.30%) Apache
8 1 (1.30%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.30%) CMS
8 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Office
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) Office 365
2 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) Unified Communications
2 11 (14.29%) DNS
3 9 (11.69%) VPN
4 8 (10.39%) Wireless
5 7 (9.09%) Firewall
6 6 (7.79%) LAN
7 4 (5.19%) VoIP
7 4 (5.19%) IP Telephony
7 4 (5.19%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (3.90%) VLAN
8 3 (3.90%) PBX
8 3 (3.90%) SMTP
8 3 (3.90%) H.323
9 2 (2.60%) Extranet
9 2 (2.60%) SAN
9 2 (2.60%) LDAP
9 2 (2.60%) Network Security
10 1 (1.30%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.30%) NAS
10 1 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Law
4 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 5 (6.49%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.19%) French Language
6 3 (3.90%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (3.90%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.90%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (3.90%) Legal
7 1 (1.30%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Analyst
2 10 (12.99%) Architect
3 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
3 7 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Service Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Trainer
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Audio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Middleware
2 5 (6.49%) XMPP
3 3 (3.90%) SailPoint
3 3 (3.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
1 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Handset
4 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.30%) IVR
5 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.30%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.17%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
3 7 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (6.49%) UNIX
5 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.30%) NetWare
7 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.30%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Migration
2 10 (12.99%) ITIL
3 5 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
4 4 (5.19%) Project Management
4 4 (5.19%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 3 (3.90%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.90%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (3.90%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.60%) UML
6 2 (2.60%) CRM
6 2 (2.60%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.60%) Use Case
6 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.60%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
1 6 (7.79%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.90%) C#
3 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.19%) A+ Certification
2 3 (3.90%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) MCP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) CISSP
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CISA
4 1 (1.30%) GIAC
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (6.49%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 26 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.19%) vSphere
4 3 (3.90%) UAG
4 3 (3.90%) XenApp
4 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) KVM
6 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.30%) NFS
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.30%) Postfix
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.30%) Squid
6 1 (1.30%) Xen
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (6.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (5.19%) SCCM
4 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 3 (3.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (2.60%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.30%) SCOM
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 46 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco
3 11 (14.29%) Symantec
4 8 (10.39%) VMware
5 7 (9.09%) Dell
6 5 (6.49%) IBM
6 5 (6.49%) Citrix
6 5 (6.49%) IronPort
6 5 (6.49%) Polycom
7 4 (5.19%) Tandberg
7 4 (5.19%) Remedy
7 4 (5.19%) HP
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle
8 3 (3.90%) Sun
8 3 (3.90%) Avaya
8 3 (3.90%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.60%) Axway
9 2 (2.60%) Tumbleweed
9 2 (2.60%) AppSense
9 2 (2.60%) Mitel
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £190 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Rate: £180.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago