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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 139 173 182
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +9
Contract jobs citing Lync 54 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.00% 0.53% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.68% 3.13% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 20 22
Average daily rate
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£386 £430 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £11.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
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
950 991 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.57% 16.89% 16.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 713 714
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% -32.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 56 (51.38%) Microsoft
2 46 (42.20%) Windows
3 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
4 33 (30.28%) SharePoint
5 32 (29.36%) Office 365
6 26 (23.85%) MS Exchange
6 26 (23.85%) Finance
7 21 (19.27%) Cisco
8 19 (17.43%) Windows 7
9 18 (16.51%) VPN
9 18 (16.51%) MS Office
9 18 (16.51%) Migration
9 18 (16.51%) Project Management
9 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (14.68%) SQL
10 16 (14.68%) CRM
11 15 (13.76%) VMware
11 15 (13.76%) Dynamics CRM
12 14 (12.84%) Citrix
12 14 (12.84%) ITIL
12 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
13 13 (11.93%) .NET
13 13 (11.93%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (11.01%) Blackberry
14 12 (11.01%) Unified Communications
15 11 (10.09%) LAN
16 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
17 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
17 9 (8.26%) DNS
17 9 (8.26%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 33 (30.28%) SharePoint
2 26 (23.85%) MS Exchange
3 18 (16.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.42%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (5.50%) IIS
7 5 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.83%) WorkSite
9 2 (1.83%) MindAlign
9 2 (1.83%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.92%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.92%) CMS
10 1 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (16.51%) MS Office
2 14 (12.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.59%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.36%) Office 365
2 9 (8.26%) Yammer
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.59%) IaaS
4 4 (3.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.92%) SaaS
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.51%) VPN
2 12 (11.01%) Unified Communications
3 11 (10.09%) LAN
4 9 (8.26%) DNS
5 7 (6.42%) Wireless
6 6 (5.50%) Cisco IPT
6 6 (5.50%) IP Telephony
6 6 (5.50%) PBX
7 5 (4.59%) Firewall
7 5 (4.59%) WAN
7 5 (4.59%) LDAP
8 3 (2.75%) VoIP
8 3 (2.75%) VLAN
8 3 (2.75%) WebEx
9 2 (1.83%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.83%) NAS
9 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.83%) SAN
9 2 (1.83%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.17%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (23.85%) Finance
2 6 (5.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Law
3 4 (3.67%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
6 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (15.60%) Consultant
2 12 (11.01%) Analyst
3 11 (10.09%) Support Engineer
4 10 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (7.34%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.42%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.50%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Senior Consultant
7 6 (5.50%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.59%) Trainer
8 5 (4.59%) Architect
8 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.59%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) IT Trainer
9 4 (3.67%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) .NET
2 6 (5.50%) Ajax
2 6 (5.50%) HTML
2 6 (5.50%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.50%) XML
2 6 (5.50%) XSL
2 6 (5.50%) Middleware
3 4 (3.67%) SailPoint
3 4 (3.67%) XMPP
4 1 (0.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.92%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (11.01%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.42%) iPhone
4 5 (4.59%) Clustering
4 5 (4.59%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.83%) iPad
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.92%) PKI
7 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.92%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.92%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 46 (42.20%) Windows
2 19 (17.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (8.26%) Windows XP
4 8 (7.34%) Android
4 8 (7.34%) UNIX
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.83%) Linux
10 1 (0.92%) NetWare
10 1 (0.92%) Solaris
10 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Migration
1 18 (16.51%) Project Management
2 16 (14.68%) CRM
3 14 (12.84%) ITIL
4 9 (8.26%) Incident Management
5 7 (6.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.50%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.50%) Resource Management
7 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.67%) Validation
8 4 (3.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.67%) Service Management
8 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.67%) Identity Management
9 3 (2.75%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.75%) Change Management
9 3 (2.75%) Business Analysis
9 3 (2.75%) Product Management
10 2 (1.83%) Database Mirroring
10 2 (1.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.68%) SQL
2 6 (5.50%) C#
3 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.92%) Java
4 1 (0.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) A+ Certification
2 3 (2.75%) MCSE
2 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.83%) MOS
3 2 (1.83%) PMP
3 2 (1.83%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.92%) GIAC
4 1 (0.92%) CISA
4 1 (0.92%) CCNP
4 1 (0.92%) CCNA
4 1 (0.92%) CISSP
4 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.92%) MCITP
4 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 7 (6.42%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (3.67%) QA
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (41.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.50%) XenApp
4 5 (4.59%) vSphere
4 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.92%) NFS
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.92%) Xen
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.92%) UAG
6 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (7.34%) SCCM
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (2.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (2.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.83%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (0.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 56 (51.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.27%) Cisco
3 15 (13.76%) VMware
4 14 (12.84%) Citrix
5 8 (7.34%) Remedy
6 7 (6.42%) Avaya
7 6 (5.50%) IBM
8 5 (4.59%) Symantec
8 5 (4.59%) Oracle
8 5 (4.59%) Dell
9 4 (3.67%) Polycom
9 4 (3.67%) HP
9 4 (3.67%) Sun
10 3 (2.75%) NetApp
11 2 (1.83%) LexisNexis
11 2 (1.83%) Axway
11 2 (1.83%) Tandberg
11 2 (1.83%) Tumbleweed
11 2 (1.83%) EMC
11 2 (1.83%) McAfee
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