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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 158 183 204
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +21
Contract jobs citing Lync 40 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.64% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.07% 3.88% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 21
Average daily rate
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£410 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £314 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £533 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £18.46 £48.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +3.84%
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
982 1211 1348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.98% 16.44% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 816 942
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 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 47
Average hourly rate £17.68 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.41% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £59.00 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 36 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 27 (38.57%) Windows
4 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
5 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (24.29%) Finance
7 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
7 16 (22.86%) Unified Communications
8 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (18.57%) Migration
10 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
11 11 (15.71%) Banking
11 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (14.29%) VMware
12 10 (14.29%) Cisco
12 10 (14.29%) Symantec
13 9 (12.86%) Citrix
13 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
13 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (11.43%) DNS
14 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
15 7 (10.00%) Project Management
16 6 (8.57%) Firewall
16 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
16 6 (8.57%) XenApp
16 6 (8.57%) SCOM
17 5 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
17 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 5 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
17 5 (7.14%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (22.86%) SharePoint
4 11 (15.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.43%) IIS
9 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.43%) MS Project
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.86%) Unified Communications
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
4 4 (5.71%) PBX
4 4 (5.71%) DHCP
4 4 (5.71%) Network Security
5 3 (4.29%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.29%) VoIP
5 3 (4.29%) SAN
6 2 (2.86%) Extranet
6 2 (2.86%) MPLS
6 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.43%) NAS
7 1 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.43%) VLAN
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 11 (15.71%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) Architect
2 7 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (8.57%) Technical Support
3 6 (8.57%) Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Messaging Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Manager
7 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Mitel Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Designer
7 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.29%) Handset
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) IVR
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) CMDB
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Open Source
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Windows
2 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (4.29%) Android
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Migration
2 7 (10.00%) Project Management
3 5 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
5 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
5 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.86%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.86%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.43%) Use Case
7 1 (1.43%) Time Management
7 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (1.43%) Data Architecture
7 1 (1.43%) E-Discovery
7 1 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.43%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.86%) MCSE
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (1.43%) PMP
2 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.43%) Degree
2 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (32.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) XenApp
3 5 (7.14%) UAG
3 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Backup Exec
1 6 (8.57%) SCOM
2 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 36 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) Cisco
2 10 (14.29%) Symantec
2 10 (14.29%) VMware
3 9 (12.86%) Citrix
4 5 (7.14%) Dell
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (5.71%) Avaya
6 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.86%) IronPort
7 2 (2.86%) Mitel
7 2 (2.86%) HP
8 1 (1.43%) CA
8 1 (1.43%) EMC
8 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.43%) AppSense
8 1 (1.43%) Polycom
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