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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 168 194 175
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -19
Contract jobs citing Lync 34 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.39% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.52% 2.13% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £420 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £269 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £529 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.40% +42.85%
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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
966 1266 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.73% 18.15% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 902 793
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 34
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.40 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -9.73%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 29 (40.85%) MS Exchange
3 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
4 21 (29.58%) Windows
5 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (22.54%) Unified Communications
7 14 (19.72%) Symantec
7 14 (19.72%) Migration
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
8 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
8 12 (16.90%) DNS
9 11 (15.49%) VMware
9 11 (15.49%) Banking
10 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (14.08%) Office 365
11 9 (12.68%) Cisco
11 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
11 9 (12.68%) Firewall
12 8 (11.27%) Law
12 8 (11.27%) Citrix
12 8 (11.27%) Blackberry
12 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (11.27%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (9.86%) SCCM
13 7 (9.86%) SCOM
13 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (9.86%) IBM
13 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
13 7 (9.86%) Backup Exec
14 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (40.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
4 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (11.27%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.41%) IIS
8 1 (1.41%) Apache
8 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Office 365
2 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Unified Communications
2 12 (16.90%) DNS
3 9 (12.68%) Firewall
4 6 (8.45%) Network Security
5 5 (7.04%) Wireless
6 4 (5.63%) Extranet
6 4 (5.63%) VoIP
7 3 (4.23%) SMTP
7 3 (4.23%) DHCP
7 3 (4.23%) LAN
7 3 (4.23%) PBX
7 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 3 (4.23%) SAN
7 3 (4.23%) H.323
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.41%) PSTN
9 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Law
4 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.04%) Retail
6 3 (4.23%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (4.23%) French Language
6 3 (4.23%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (4.23%) Spanish Language
6 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Architect
3 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Messaging Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.23%) Trainer
7 3 (4.23%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Audio Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Manager
8 2 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) Middleware
2 4 (5.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.04%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Handset
5 2 (2.82%) IVR
5 2 (2.82%) Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.04%) Android
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Migration
2 6 (8.45%) ITIL
3 4 (5.63%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 4 (5.63%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (4.23%) Asset Management
4 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
5 2 (2.82%) Use Case
5 2 (2.82%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.82%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.82%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.82%) Requirements Management
5 2 (2.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (2.82%) UML
5 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.41%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.41%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.23%) MCSE
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
3 1 (1.41%) MCSA
3 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (8.45%) UAG
3 6 (8.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.45%) XenApp
4 4 (5.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) Postfix
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (1.41%) KVM
5 1 (1.41%) Squid
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCCM
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
1 7 (9.86%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 6 (8.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (7.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.82%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (52.11%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.72%) Symantec
3 11 (15.49%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Cisco
5 8 (11.27%) Citrix
6 7 (9.86%) IBM
7 6 (8.45%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) IronPort
9 4 (5.63%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.63%) Polycom
10 3 (4.23%) Tandberg
10 3 (4.23%) MobileIron
10 3 (4.23%) Avaya
10 3 (4.23%) Mitel
11 1 (1.41%) EMC
11 1 (1.41%) HP
11 1 (1.41%) NetApp
11 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.41%) McAfee
11 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
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