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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 134 173 174
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +1
Contract jobs citing Lync 69 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.18% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.71% 2.97% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 31
Average daily rate
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£398 £406 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +1.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £207 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £458 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 £18.46 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +60.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
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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
1028 1011 1118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.58% 17.15% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 703 776
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £354 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 54
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.75 £28.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% -30.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £44.35 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.23% -11.84%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 61 (51.26%) Microsoft
2 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 49 (41.18%) Windows
3 35 (29.41%) SharePoint
4 33 (27.73%) Office 365
5 32 (26.89%) Finance
6 27 (22.69%) MS Exchange
7 22 (18.49%) Cisco
8 19 (15.97%) VPN
8 19 (15.97%) CRM
8 19 (15.97%) VMware
8 19 (15.97%) Windows 7
9 18 (15.13%) Migration
9 18 (15.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 18 (15.13%) SQL
9 18 (15.13%) MS Office
9 18 (15.13%) Citrix
9 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (14.29%) Project Management
11 16 (13.45%) Unified Communications
12 14 (11.76%) ITIL
12 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
12 14 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
12 14 (11.76%) SCCM
13 12 (10.08%) Blackberry
13 12 (10.08%) DNS
14 11 (9.24%) LAN
14 11 (9.24%) .NET
15 10 (8.40%) Android
15 10 (8.40%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 35 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 27 (22.69%) MS Exchange
3 18 (15.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.72%) Office Communications Server
4 8 (6.72%) IIS
4 8 (6.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.68%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.68%) MindAlign
8 2 (1.68%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.84%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.84%) CMS
9 1 (0.84%) GroupWise
Applications
1 18 (15.13%) MS Office
2 14 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.84%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 18 (15.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (27.73%) Office 365
2 10 (8.40%) Yammer
3 6 (5.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.20%) IaaS
5 4 (3.36%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.84%) SaaS
7 1 (0.84%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.97%) VPN
2 16 (13.45%) Unified Communications
3 12 (10.08%) DNS
4 11 (9.24%) LAN
5 8 (6.72%) WAN
6 7 (5.88%) PBX
7 6 (5.04%) Wireless
8 5 (4.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.20%) DHCP
8 5 (4.20%) LDAP
9 4 (3.36%) FTP
9 4 (3.36%) VoIP
9 4 (3.36%) IP Telephony
9 4 (3.36%) Firewall
9 4 (3.36%) WebEx
9 4 (3.36%) Cisco IPT
10 3 (2.52%) VLAN
10 3 (2.52%) SAN
10 3 (2.52%) NAS
11 2 (1.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.72%) SQL Server
General
1 32 (26.89%) Finance
2 10 (8.40%) Banking
3 5 (4.20%) Law
3 5 (4.20%) Legal
4 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.52%) Publishing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Retail
6 1 (0.84%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.84%) Back Office
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) French Language
Job Titles
1 14 (11.76%) Consultant
2 13 (10.92%) Analyst
3 9 (7.56%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.56%) Support Engineer
3 9 (7.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (5.04%) Service Analyst
4 6 (5.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (5.04%) Trainer
4 6 (5.04%) Architect
4 6 (5.04%) Desktop Support
4 6 (5.04%) Senior Consultant
4 6 (5.04%) CRM Consultant
4 6 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 5 (4.20%) IT Trainer
5 5 (4.20%) Programme Manager
5 5 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (3.36%) Business Analyst
6 4 (3.36%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.24%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.04%) XML
2 6 (5.04%) XSL
2 6 (5.04%) HTML
2 6 (5.04%) Ajax
3 5 (4.20%) Middleware
4 3 (2.52%) XMPP
5 2 (1.68%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.84%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.84%) MAPI
6 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.76%) Video Conferencing
2 12 (10.08%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.04%) iPhone
3 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.20%) Clustering
5 3 (2.52%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.52%) User Experience
5 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.68%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.68%) iPad
7 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.84%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.84%) NHS
7 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.84%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.84%) PKI
7 1 (0.84%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.84%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.18%) Windows
2 19 (15.97%) Windows 7
3 10 (8.40%) Android
4 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.72%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.04%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.20%) UNIX
6 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (2.52%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.52%) Linux
9 1 (0.84%) Solaris
9 1 (0.84%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.84%) NetWare
9 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.97%) CRM
2 18 (15.13%) Migration
3 17 (14.29%) Project Management
4 14 (11.76%) ITIL
5 7 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.04%) Project Planning
6 6 (5.04%) Resource Management
6 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.04%) Service Management
6 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.36%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.36%) Change Management
7 4 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.36%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.36%) Validation
7 4 (3.36%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.52%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.52%) Business Analysis
8 3 (2.52%) Product Management
8 3 (2.52%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) SQL
2 9 (7.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.36%) C#
4 1 (0.84%) Java
4 1 (0.84%) Perl
4 1 (0.84%) VBScript
4 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.36%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.52%) MOS
3 3 (2.52%) MCSE
4 2 (1.68%) MCSA
4 2 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.68%) MCP
4 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.68%) PMP
4 2 (1.68%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.84%) MCITP
5 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.84%) CCNP
5 1 (0.84%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (4.20%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (3.36%) QA
3 2 (1.68%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.72%) XenApp
4 5 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.36%) vSphere
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.84%) XenServer
8 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.84%) Xen
8 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (11.76%) SCCM
2 5 (4.20%) SCOM
3 4 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.68%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.84%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.84%) WMI
6 1 (0.84%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 61 (51.26%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.49%) Cisco
3 19 (15.97%) VMware
4 18 (15.13%) Citrix
5 8 (6.72%) Avaya
6 7 (5.88%) McAfee
7 6 (5.04%) Polycom
7 6 (5.04%) Remedy
8 5 (4.20%) HP
8 5 (4.20%) Symantec
9 4 (3.36%) Dell
9 4 (3.36%) IBM
10 3 (2.52%) Oracle
10 3 (2.52%) Apple
10 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.68%) LexisNexis
11 2 (1.68%) RightFax
11 2 (1.68%) Websense
11 2 (1.68%) Altiris
11 2 (1.68%) NetApp
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