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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 164 170 180
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Lync 36 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.70% 3.15% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 14
Average daily rate
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£360 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £325 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
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
974 1205 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.26% 17.73% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 855 763
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 48
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.70 £55.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.24 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.22% -9.27%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
2 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
3 27 (35.53%) Active Directory
4 23 (30.26%) Windows
5 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (21.05%) Migration
7 15 (19.74%) Unified Communications
8 14 (18.42%) Finance
8 14 (18.42%) Symantec
9 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 12 (15.79%) DNS
10 11 (14.47%) Cisco
10 11 (14.47%) VMware
10 11 (14.47%) Banking
11 10 (13.16%) Office 365
12 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
12 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.84%) ITIL
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.53%) Law
13 8 (10.53%) Wireless
13 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (9.21%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
14 7 (9.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (9.21%) Firewall
14 7 (9.21%) IBM
14 7 (9.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 31 (40.79%) MS Exchange
2 19 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (9.21%) Office Communications Server
5 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (9.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Office 365
2 5 (6.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.74%) Unified Communications
2 12 (15.79%) DNS
3 8 (10.53%) Wireless
4 7 (9.21%) Firewall
5 6 (7.89%) VPN
5 6 (7.89%) LAN
6 5 (6.58%) Network Security
7 4 (5.26%) VoIP
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco IPT
8 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.95%) SMTP
8 3 (3.95%) DHCP
8 3 (3.95%) H.323
8 3 (3.95%) Extranet
9 2 (2.63%) PBX
9 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) MySQL
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Law
4 6 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.58%) Retail
6 3 (3.95%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (3.95%) French Language
6 3 (3.95%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (3.95%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.95%) Legal
7 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.32%) Advertising
8 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Analyst
2 10 (13.16%) Architect
3 7 (9.21%) Messaging Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.58%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Designer
7 3 (3.95%) Messaging Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Audio Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Messaging Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Middleware
2 5 (6.58%) XMPP
3 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.63%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Blackberry
2 8 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.58%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Handset
5 2 (2.63%) IVR
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.32%) iPhone
6 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.32%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (30.26%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Android
2 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
4 3 (3.95%) UNIX
4 3 (3.95%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) Migration
2 9 (11.84%) ITIL
3 4 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
3 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 3 (3.95%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.95%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
4 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.95%) Project Management
5 2 (2.63%) UML
5 2 (2.63%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.63%) TOGAF
5 2 (2.63%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.63%) Business Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Requirements Management
5 2 (2.63%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (2.63%) Use Case
6 1 (1.32%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.26%) MCSE
3 3 (3.95%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) GIAC
5 1 (1.32%) CISA
5 1 (1.32%) MCP
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (5.26%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 27 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) UAG
2 6 (7.89%) XenApp
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.63%) vSphere
4 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) Postfix
5 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.32%) Squid
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
5 1 (1.32%) KVM
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 6 (7.89%) Backup Exec
2 6 (7.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 5 (6.58%) SCCM
3 5 (6.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (5.26%) SCOM
5 2 (2.63%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (56.58%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.42%) Symantec
3 11 (14.47%) Cisco
3 11 (14.47%) VMware
4 7 (9.21%) IBM
4 7 (9.21%) Dell
4 7 (9.21%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) Polycom
5 5 (6.58%) IronPort
6 4 (5.26%) Tandberg
7 3 (3.95%) MobileIron
7 3 (3.95%) Mitel
7 3 (3.95%) Remedy
7 3 (3.95%) Avaya
8 2 (2.63%) NetApp
8 2 (2.63%) EMC
8 2 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (2.63%) Sun
8 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.63%) Oracle
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