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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 143 174 179
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Contract jobs citing Lync 62 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.04% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.95% 3.39% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 29
Average daily rate
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£398 £381 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £212 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
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 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
1042 1003 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.53% 17.00% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 675 791
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 57
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.48 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -22.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £28.20 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+26.80% -14.48%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 50 (39.68%) Active Directory
3 49 (38.89%) Windows
4 36 (28.57%) Finance
5 34 (26.98%) SharePoint
6 30 (23.81%) Office 365
7 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
8 23 (18.25%) Citrix
8 23 (18.25%) VMware
9 21 (16.67%) Cisco
10 19 (15.08%) VPN
10 19 (15.08%) CRM
10 19 (15.08%) Dynamics CRM
10 19 (15.08%) SCCM
11 18 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 18 (14.29%) SQL
11 18 (14.29%) Unified Communications
11 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (13.49%) Project Management
13 16 (12.70%) Video Conferencing
14 15 (11.90%) Banking
14 15 (11.90%) Migration
14 15 (11.90%) ITIL
14 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
15 14 (11.11%) DNS
16 13 (10.32%) Blackberry
16 13 (10.32%) LAN
16 13 (10.32%) MS Office
17 12 (9.52%) WAN
17 12 (9.52%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (26.98%) SharePoint
2 29 (23.02%) MS Exchange
3 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (6.35%) IIS
6 7 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.17%) MindAlign
9 3 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.59%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.59%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 13 (10.32%) MS Office
3 6 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 19 (15.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.81%) Office 365
2 9 (7.14%) Yammer
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.38%) IaaS
5 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.59%) SaaS
5 2 (1.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) VPN
2 18 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 14 (11.11%) DNS
4 13 (10.32%) LAN
5 12 (9.52%) WAN
6 9 (7.14%) DHCP
7 8 (6.35%) Skype
8 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 6 (4.76%) FTP
9 6 (4.76%) PBX
10 4 (3.17%) VoIP
10 4 (3.17%) WLAN
10 4 (3.17%) ADSL
10 4 (3.17%) WebEx
10 4 (3.17%) Wireless
11 3 (2.38%) IP Telephony
11 3 (2.38%) Firewall
11 3 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
11 3 (2.38%) LDAP
12 2 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
General
1 36 (28.57%) Finance
2 15 (11.90%) Banking
3 6 (4.76%) Law
3 6 (4.76%) Legal
4 5 (3.97%) Publishing
5 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.38%) Advertising
6 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (11.11%) Analyst
1 14 (11.11%) Consultant
2 10 (7.94%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.56%) IT Trainer
5 7 (5.56%) Trainer
6 6 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 6 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (4.76%) Architect
6 6 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 6 (4.76%) CRM Consultant
7 5 (3.97%) Team Leader
7 5 (3.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 4 (3.17%) CRM Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.17%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.17%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) .NET
2 6 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.76%) XML
2 6 (4.76%) XSL
2 6 (4.76%) Ajax
2 6 (4.76%) HTML
3 5 (3.97%) XMPP
4 4 (3.17%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.79%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.79%) MAPI
5 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Video Conferencing
2 13 (10.32%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.97%) iPhone
3 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) User Experience
4 4 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.38%) Clustering
6 2 (1.59%) iPad
6 2 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) FMCG
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Derivative
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.89%) Windows
2 18 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (7.94%) Android
5 7 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 7 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.97%) Windows Phone
8 4 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.38%) UNIX
9 3 (2.38%) Linux
10 1 (0.79%) Solaris
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.08%) CRM
2 17 (13.49%) Project Management
3 15 (11.90%) ITIL
3 15 (11.90%) Migration
4 8 (6.35%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.35%) Service Management
5 6 (4.76%) Identity Management
5 6 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 6 (4.76%) Resource Management
6 5 (3.97%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.97%) Change Management
7 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.17%) Validation
7 4 (3.17%) Network Management
7 4 (3.17%) Capacity Management
7 4 (3.17%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.38%) Functional Testing
8 3 (2.38%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.38%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.29%) SQL
2 12 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.38%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) Java
4 1 (0.79%) Perl
4 1 (0.79%) VBScript
4 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.17%) MCP
2 4 (3.17%) MCSA
3 3 (2.38%) MCSE
3 3 (2.38%) A+ Certification
3 3 (2.38%) MOS
4 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.59%) PMP
4 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.59%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.79%) CCNP
5 1 (0.79%) CCNA
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
5 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (3.17%) QA
2 4 (3.17%) SLA
3 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.73%) XenApp
3 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.17%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.59%) vSphere
6 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.79%) XenServer
7 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.79%) Xen
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (15.08%) SCCM
2 8 (6.35%) SCOM
3 6 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.38%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.59%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.79%) SCSM
7 1 (0.79%) WMI
7 1 (0.79%) WSUS
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 64 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (18.25%) Citrix
2 23 (18.25%) VMware
3 21 (16.67%) Cisco
4 9 (7.14%) McAfee
5 8 (6.35%) Polycom
5 8 (6.35%) Avaya
6 7 (5.56%) Symantec
7 6 (4.76%) Dell
8 5 (3.97%) Apple
9 4 (3.17%) Remedy
9 4 (3.17%) HP
9 4 (3.17%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.38%) Altiris
10 3 (2.38%) IBM
10 3 (2.38%) Veritas
11 2 (1.59%) Lotus
11 2 (1.59%) Adobe
11 2 (1.59%) Oracle
11 2 (1.59%) Google