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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 127 168 175
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +7
Contract jobs citing Lync 57 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.28% 3.28% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 6
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £489 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -14.28%
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
907 977 1005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.66% 16.84% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 672 677
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 40
Average hourly rate £20.45 £18.70 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -8.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £95.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.30%

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 February 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 27 February 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 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 36 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (35.56%) Windows
4 27 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 20 (22.22%) Cisco
5 20 (22.22%) Office 365
6 19 (21.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (20.00%) VPN
8 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
9 14 (15.56%) Finance
10 13 (14.44%) Migration
11 12 (13.33%) Wireless
11 12 (13.33%) LAN
11 12 (13.33%) ITIL
11 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
11 12 (13.33%) Unified Communications
12 11 (12.22%) Banking
12 11 (12.22%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (12.22%) MS Office
12 11 (12.22%) SQL
12 11 (12.22%) DNS
13 10 (11.11%) Blackberry
14 9 (10.00%) Project Management
14 9 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 9 (10.00%) Symantec
14 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
14 9 (10.00%) Android
15 8 (8.89%) Office Communications Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (21.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (18.89%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (8.89%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (7.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (4.44%) IIS
9 1 (1.11%) Apache
9 1 (1.11%) GroupWise
9 1 (1.11%) MindAlign
9 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Office
2 8 (8.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) Office 365
2 6 (6.67%) Yammer
3 3 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.22%) PaaS
4 2 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) VPN
2 12 (13.33%) LAN
2 12 (13.33%) Wireless
2 12 (13.33%) Unified Communications
3 11 (12.22%) DNS
4 7 (7.78%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (7.78%) IP Telephony
5 6 (6.67%) Firewall
6 4 (4.44%) PBX
6 4 (4.44%) H.323
7 3 (3.33%) LDAP
7 3 (3.33%) WAN
7 3 (3.33%) SMTP
7 3 (3.33%) VLAN
8 2 (2.22%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.22%) DHCP
8 2 (2.22%) FTP
8 2 (2.22%) VoIP
8 2 (2.22%) SAN
9 1 (1.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) MySQL
General
1 14 (15.56%) Finance
2 11 (12.22%) Banking
3 7 (7.78%) Law
4 5 (5.56%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.44%) French Language
5 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.33%) Retail
6 3 (3.33%) Legal
6 3 (3.33%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
6 3 (3.33%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.11%) Advertising
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Analyst
2 12 (13.33%) Consultant
3 11 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Audio Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Trainer
8 4 (4.44%) Management Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.89%) .NET
2 6 (6.67%) XMPP
3 5 (5.56%) Middleware
4 4 (4.44%) SailPoint
5 3 (3.33%) Ajax
5 3 (3.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.33%) XML
5 3 (3.33%) XSL
5 3 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.56%) iPhone
4 4 (4.44%) Clustering
5 3 (3.33%) User Experience
6 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.11%) FMCG
7 1 (1.11%) iPad
7 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.11%) Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Spread Betting
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (35.56%) Windows
2 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.00%) Android
4 7 (7.78%) Windows XP
5 6 (6.67%) UNIX
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.11%) NetWare
9 1 (1.11%) Solaris
9 1 (1.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.44%) Migration
2 12 (13.33%) ITIL
3 9 (10.00%) Project Management
4 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.56%) CRM
7 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.44%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (4.44%) Identity Management
7 4 (4.44%) Resource Management
7 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (3.33%) Project Planning
8 3 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.33%) Service Management
9 2 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.22%) Requirements Management
9 2 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 2 (2.22%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.22%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.22%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.22%) SQL
2 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) Perl
4 1 (1.11%) VB
4 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) A+ Certification
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.33%) MCSE
4 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.11%) VCP4
5 1 (1.11%) MCP
5 1 (1.11%) MCSA
5 1 (1.11%) CCNP
5 1 (1.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.11%) CISA
5 1 (1.11%) GIAC
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.11%) MCITP
5 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (10.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 36 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (4.44%) vSphere
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.22%) Xen
4 2 (2.22%) UAG
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.11%) Postfix
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) KVM
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) SCOM
2 4 (4.44%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 4 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.22%) Cisco
3 9 (10.00%) Symantec
4 8 (8.89%) VMware
5 7 (7.78%) Remedy
5 7 (7.78%) Avaya
6 6 (6.67%) Dell
6 6 (6.67%) Citrix
7 5 (5.56%) IBM
7 5 (5.56%) Polycom
7 5 (5.56%) Tandberg
8 4 (4.44%) Sun
8 4 (4.44%) HP
8 4 (4.44%) Oracle
8 4 (4.44%) NetApp
9 3 (3.33%) McAfee
9 3 (3.33%) IronPort
9 3 (3.33%) MobileIron
10 2 (2.22%) Axway
10 2 (2.22%) Tumbleweed
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £409.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150.00 - £180.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago