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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 161 193 193
Rank change year-on-year
+32 0
Contract jobs citing Lync 39 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.45% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.05% 2.68% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 18
Average daily rate
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£423 £410 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% -13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £533 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.70% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 £48.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-34.65% +4.12%
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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
963 1195 1313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.43% 16.62% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 821 912
Average daily rate £400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 47
Average hourly rate £18.18 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.55 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 28 (41.79%) MS Exchange
3 22 (32.84%) Windows
3 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
4 19 (28.36%) Unified Communications
5 18 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (20.90%) Symantec
6 14 (20.90%) Banking
7 13 (19.40%) Migration
7 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
8 12 (17.91%) Finance
9 11 (16.42%) VMware
9 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
11 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
11 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
11 9 (13.43%) DNS
11 9 (13.43%) Office Communications Server
11 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (11.94%) Office 365
12 8 (11.94%) Backup Exec
12 8 (11.94%) Citrix
12 8 (11.94%) Firewall
13 7 (10.45%) IBM
13 7 (10.45%) SCOM
13 7 (10.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (10.45%) UAG
13 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (8.96%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 28 (41.79%) MS Exchange
2 18 (26.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (19.40%) SharePoint
3 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (16.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (13.43%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Office 365
2 5 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (28.36%) Unified Communications
2 9 (13.43%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) Firewall
4 6 (8.96%) Network Security
5 4 (5.97%) Extranet
6 3 (4.48%) SAN
6 3 (4.48%) DHCP
6 3 (4.48%) PBX
6 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 1 (1.49%) WLAN
7 1 (1.49%) SMTP
7 1 (1.49%) PSTN
7 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.49%) VPN
7 1 (1.49%) Internet
7 1 (1.49%) MPLS
7 1 (1.49%) Wireless
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (20.90%) Banking
2 12 (17.91%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
3 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.99%) Law
6 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (14.93%) Architect
1 10 (14.93%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Designer
6 3 (4.48%) Messaging Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Technical Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (2.99%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.96%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.48%) Handset
4 2 (2.99%) Clustering
4 2 (2.99%) IVR
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.49%) PMI
5 1 (1.49%) CMDB
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) iPhone
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Windows
2 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.96%) Android
4 4 (5.97%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Migration
2 5 (7.46%) Project Management
3 4 (5.97%) ITIL
3 4 (5.97%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.97%) Software Deployment
4 2 (2.99%) Project Planning
4 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.99%) Business Continuity
4 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
4 2 (2.99%) TOGAF
4 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.99%) Service Management
4 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.49%) Change Management
5 1 (1.49%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.49%) UML
5 1 (1.49%) Logistics
5 1 (1.49%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) MCSE
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.99%) Avaya Certification
3 1 (1.49%) PMP
3 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.49%) APMP
3 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) MCSA
3 1 (1.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (32.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) UAG
2 7 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.96%) XenApp
3 6 (8.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (11.94%) Backup Exec
2 7 (10.45%) SCOM
2 7 (10.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (8.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (7.46%) SCCM
4 5 (7.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.99%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Symantec
3 11 (16.42%) VMware
4 8 (11.94%) Citrix
5 7 (10.45%) IBM
6 5 (7.46%) IronPort
6 5 (7.46%) Dell
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
8 3 (4.48%) Avaya
8 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) Mitel
10 1 (1.49%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.49%) Polycom
10 1 (1.49%) AppSense
10 1 (1.49%) HP
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