The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 21 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Lync 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 0.87% 0.43% 0.83%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.00% 5.56% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Application Platforms Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
20 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 17.39% 7.69% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 17
Average daily rate £553 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.47% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £275 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £790
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £19.32 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Docklands, London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

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Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Docklands, London region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) H.323
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) EMC

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Docklands, 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 2 (33.33%) H.323
1 2 (33.33%) MPLS
1 2 (33.33%) PBX
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Document Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) E-Discovery
2 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Basel III
1 1 (16.67%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) F5
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec