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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 147 171 183
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +12
Contract jobs citing Lync 51 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.39% 3.65% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 24
Average daily rate
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£360 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £620 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £18.46 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -42.59%
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
946 1014 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.57% 17.15% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 692 814
Average daily rate £425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 40
Average hourly rate £14.22 £17.87 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% -23.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £126.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 September 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 September 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 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 47 (44.76%) Windows
3 41 (39.05%) Active Directory
4 32 (30.48%) Finance
5 31 (29.52%) SharePoint
6 25 (23.81%) MS Exchange
6 25 (23.81%) Office 365
7 21 (20.00%) Citrix
7 21 (20.00%) VMware
8 18 (17.14%) SCCM
9 15 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 15 (14.29%) Unified Communications
9 15 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
9 15 (14.29%) Migration
9 15 (14.29%) CRM
9 15 (14.29%) Cisco
9 15 (14.29%) SQL
10 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
11 13 (12.38%) DNS
11 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (11.43%) VPN
12 12 (11.43%) ITIL
12 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
12 12 (11.43%) Project Management
12 12 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (11.43%) Banking
13 11 (10.48%) XenApp
13 11 (10.48%) WAN
14 10 (9.52%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 31 (29.52%) SharePoint
2 25 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 14 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (8.57%) IIS
6 5 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.86%) MindAlign
8 2 (1.90%) WorkSite
8 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.90%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.95%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.95%) Drupal
9 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.95%) CMS
9 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.52%) MS Office
3 6 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.81%) Office 365
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.81%) Yammer
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.86%) IaaS
4 2 (1.90%) SaaS
4 2 (1.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.95%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.95%) Force.com
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.95%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.29%) Unified Communications
2 13 (12.38%) DNS
3 12 (11.43%) VPN
4 11 (10.48%) WAN
5 10 (9.52%) LAN
6 9 (8.57%) Skype
7 8 (7.62%) DHCP
8 7 (6.67%) FTP
9 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.76%) VoIP
11 4 (3.81%) WLAN
11 4 (3.81%) PBX
11 4 (3.81%) ADSL
11 4 (3.81%) Firewall
12 3 (2.86%) WebEx
13 2 (1.90%) H.323
13 2 (1.90%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.90%) NAS
13 2 (1.90%) MPLS
13 2 (1.90%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 32 (30.48%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 6 (5.71%) Law
3 6 (5.71%) Legal
4 5 (4.76%) Publishing
5 3 (2.86%) Advertising
6 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 2 (1.90%) Marketing
7 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.95%) Games
7 1 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (10.48%) Analyst
1 11 (10.48%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (6.67%) IT Trainer
4 7 (6.67%) Trainer
5 6 (5.71%) Consultant
6 5 (4.76%) Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 4 (3.81%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) CRM Business Analyst
7 4 (3.81%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) CRM Programme Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) CRM Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Security Engineer
8 3 (2.86%) Voice Specialist
8 3 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.81%) .NET
1 4 (3.81%) Middleware
1 4 (3.81%) XMPP
2 3 (2.86%) HTML
3 2 (1.90%) Ajax
3 2 (1.90%) XML
3 2 (1.90%) XSL
3 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.95%) CSS
4 1 (0.95%) Web Services
4 1 (0.95%) MAPI
4 1 (0.95%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.43%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.90%) iPhone
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.95%) Statistics
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.95%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (44.76%) Windows
2 15 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 13 (12.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (6.67%) Android
5 6 (5.71%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 5 (4.76%) Windows Phone
6 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.86%) Linux
8 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.90%) UNIX
10 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) CRM
1 15 (14.29%) Migration
2 12 (11.43%) ITIL
2 12 (11.43%) Project Management
3 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 6 (5.71%) Service Management
5 5 (4.76%) Change Management
5 5 (4.76%) Identity Management
6 4 (3.81%) Validation
6 4 (3.81%) Network Management
6 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.81%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.86%) Functional Testing
7 3 (2.86%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.86%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.86%) PRINCE
7 3 (2.86%) Product Management
7 3 (2.86%) Business Analysis
7 3 (2.86%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) SQL
2 13 (12.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.90%) C#
4 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.81%) MCP
2 4 (3.81%) MCSA
3 3 (2.86%) MOS
4 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.90%) MCSE
4 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.90%) PMP
4 2 (1.90%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.95%) CCNA
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) SLA
2 3 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 41 (39.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.48%) XenApp
3 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.90%) vSphere
6 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.95%) XenServer
7 1 (0.95%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) SCCM
2 9 (8.57%) SCOM
3 7 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.86%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.90%) SCSM
7 2 (1.90%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.95%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.95%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.95%) WMI
8 1 (0.95%) WSUS
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.95%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 56 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (20.00%) Citrix
2 21 (20.00%) VMware
3 15 (14.29%) Cisco
4 8 (7.62%) Symantec
5 7 (6.67%) Polycom
5 7 (6.67%) McAfee
6 5 (4.76%) Apple
6 5 (4.76%) Avaya
6 5 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (3.81%) HP
8 3 (2.86%) Veritas
8 3 (2.86%) Altiris
8 3 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.90%) LexisNexis
9 2 (1.90%) Google
9 2 (1.90%) Websense
9 2 (1.90%) RightFax
9 2 (1.90%) Lotus
9 2 (1.90%) Remedy