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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 131 186 182
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -4
Contract jobs citing Lync 64 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 0.43% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.43% 2.50% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 18 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £423 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.24% +29.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £67.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.44% +486.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -15.79%
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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
995 1080 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.33% 17.16% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 783 706
Average daily rate £400 £375 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 38
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 43 (42.57%) Active Directory
3 40 (39.60%) Windows
4 30 (29.70%) MS Exchange
5 28 (27.72%) Office 365
6 27 (26.73%) SharePoint
7 23 (22.77%) Cisco
8 20 (19.80%) VPN
8 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 19 (18.81%) Finance
9 19 (18.81%) Migration
9 19 (18.81%) Windows 7
10 16 (15.84%) Project Management
11 15 (14.85%) MS Office
12 14 (13.86%) ITIL
12 14 (13.86%) SQL
12 14 (13.86%) CRM
13 13 (12.87%) LAN
13 13 (12.87%) Dynamics CRM
14 12 (11.88%) Wireless
14 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
15 11 (10.89%) .NET
15 11 (10.89%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (9.90%) VMware
16 10 (9.90%) Blackberry
16 10 (9.90%) Citrix
17 9 (8.91%) DNS
17 9 (8.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
17 9 (8.91%) Remedy
17 9 (8.91%) Unified Communications

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (29.70%) MS Exchange
2 27 (26.73%) SharePoint
3 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.94%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (5.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.96%) IIS
8 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.99%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.99%) Apache
8 1 (0.99%) CMS
8 1 (0.99%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.99%) MindAlign
8 1 (0.99%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Office
2 12 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.72%) Office 365
2 8 (7.92%) Yammer
3 3 (2.97%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.98%) PaaS
4 2 (1.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.80%) VPN
2 13 (12.87%) LAN
3 12 (11.88%) Wireless
4 9 (8.91%) DNS
4 9 (8.91%) Unified Communications
5 7 (6.93%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (6.93%) IP Telephony
6 6 (5.94%) WebEx
6 6 (5.94%) Firewall
7 5 (4.95%) WAN
7 5 (4.95%) H.323
8 4 (3.96%) PBX
9 3 (2.97%) VoIP
9 3 (2.97%) LDAP
9 3 (2.97%) VLAN
10 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.98%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.98%) Intranet
10 2 (1.98%) SAN
10 2 (1.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) MySQL
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Law
4 3 (2.97%) Legal
4 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.99%) Back Office
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Retail
6 1 (0.99%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Consultant
2 13 (12.87%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.91%) Service Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (6.93%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.94%) CRM Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 6 (5.94%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (5.94%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (4.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Audio Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Trainer
8 4 (3.96%) Management Consultant
8 4 (3.96%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.89%) .NET
2 6 (5.94%) Ajax
2 6 (5.94%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.94%) XML
2 6 (5.94%) XSL
2 6 (5.94%) HTML
3 5 (4.95%) XMPP
4 4 (3.96%) Middleware
4 4 (3.96%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.99%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (9.90%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.94%) iPhone
4 4 (3.96%) Clustering
4 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.99%) User Experience
6 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.99%) BYOD
6 1 (0.99%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.99%) Spread Betting
6 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.99%) FMCG
6 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (39.60%) Windows
2 19 (18.81%) Windows 7
3 8 (7.92%) Windows XP
3 8 (7.92%) UNIX
4 7 (6.93%) Android
5 6 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
7 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.98%) Linux
8 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.99%) Solaris
9 1 (0.99%) NetWare
9 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) Migration
2 16 (15.84%) Project Management
3 14 (13.86%) ITIL
3 14 (13.86%) CRM
4 8 (7.92%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.94%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.94%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.96%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (2.97%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.97%) Service Management
8 3 (2.97%) PRINCE
8 3 (2.97%) Business Analysis
9 2 (1.98%) Validation
9 2 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.98%) Business Continuity
9 2 (1.98%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.96%) C#
3 1 (0.99%) Java
3 1 (0.99%) Perl
3 1 (0.99%) VB
3 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) A+ Certification
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.98%) MCSE
4 1 (0.99%) CCNP
4 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.99%) CISSP
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.99%) PMP
4 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.99%) GIAC
4 1 (0.99%) CISA
4 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.99%) MCITP
4 1 (0.99%) MOS
4 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (8.91%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (3.96%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (42.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.97%) XenApp
4 3 (2.97%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.98%) Xen
6 1 (0.99%) KVM
6 1 (0.99%) NFS
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.99%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.99%) Postfix
6 1 (0.99%) UAG
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (7.92%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (2.97%) SCOM
4 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 23 (22.77%) Cisco
3 10 (9.90%) VMware
3 10 (9.90%) Citrix
4 9 (8.91%) Remedy
5 7 (6.93%) Avaya
6 6 (5.94%) Polycom
6 6 (5.94%) Symantec
6 6 (5.94%) Dell
6 6 (5.94%) IBM
7 5 (4.95%) HP
7 5 (4.95%) Tandberg
8 4 (3.96%) Sun
8 4 (3.96%) NetApp
8 4 (3.96%) Oracle
9 3 (2.97%) EMC
9 3 (2.97%) McAfee
10 2 (1.98%) Tumbleweed
10 2 (1.98%) Axway
10 2 (1.98%) Websense
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