The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 275 321 397
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +76
Contract jobs citing Lync 362 263 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.91% 3.13% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 159 115
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 £160 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £45.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.44% +80.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £21.80 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £50.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%
Lync
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9268 8406 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.19% 17.27% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5576 5016 5417
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 355 449
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in England

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the England region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lync
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Lync
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +60 187 £385 -8.45% 44
South East +28 94 £338 +3.84% 42
North West +8 22 £343 +5.38% 14
South West -24 15 £375 -14.28% 13
East of England -36 15 £130 -52.72% 8
Yorkshire +5 12 - - 4
East Midlands +3 8 - - 7
West Midlands -24 7 £388 +4.02% 10
Midlands - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 383 (57.77%) Microsoft
2 343 (51.73%) Windows
3 260 (39.22%) MS Exchange
4 239 (36.05%) Active Directory
5 166 (25.04%) SharePoint
6 146 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
8 119 (17.95%) Cisco
9 117 (17.65%) VMware
10 108 (16.29%) Windows 7
11 105 (15.84%) Finance
11 105 (15.84%) Migration
12 104 (15.69%) MS Excel
13 97 (14.63%) ITIL
14 95 (14.33%) Unified Communications
15 88 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 87 (13.12%) MS Office
17 84 (12.67%) Firewall
18 81 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
19 79 (11.92%) PowerShell
20 76 (11.46%) Citrix
21 74 (11.16%) Office 365
22 73 (11.01%) DNS
22 73 (11.01%) SCCM
23 70 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
24 66 (9.95%) SQL Server
25 64 (9.65%) Hyper-V
26 60 (9.05%) Banking
26 60 (9.05%) SAN
26 60 (9.05%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 260 (39.22%) MS Exchange
2 166 (25.04%) SharePoint
3 144 (21.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 58 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (4.68%) Office Communications Server
8 24 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 19 (2.87%) IIS
10 14 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 13 (1.96%) IBM Notes
12 12 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (1.51%) MindAlign
14 5 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.60%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.60%) Zimbra
15 4 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.60%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.60%) Quickr
16 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 87 (13.12%) MS Office
3 11 (1.66%) MS Project
4 7 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.75%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.45%) InDesign
7 3 (0.45%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.15%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.60%) Eikon
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 74 (11.16%) Office 365
2 22 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.60%) IaaS
3 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.45%) PaaS
5 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (14.33%) Unified Communications
2 84 (12.67%) Firewall
3 73 (11.01%) DNS
4 60 (9.05%) SAN
5 50 (7.54%) WAN
6 49 (7.39%) LAN
7 42 (6.33%) VPN
8 41 (6.18%) DHCP
9 40 (6.03%) TCP/IP
10 31 (4.68%) VoIP
11 29 (4.37%) Wireless
11 29 (4.37%) PBX
12 25 (3.77%) NAS
13 23 (3.47%) VLAN
14 21 (3.17%) MPLS
15 19 (2.87%) Internet
16 17 (2.56%) DMZ
17 16 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
18 14 (2.11%) IP Telephony
18 14 (2.11%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.21%) MySQL
4 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.60%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.60%) EDMS
6 3 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.15%) IDOL
8 1 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.45%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.30%) MSI
4 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
General
1 105 (15.84%) Finance
2 60 (9.05%) Banking
2 60 (9.05%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.17%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.26%) Law
5 8 (1.21%) Legal
6 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.75%) Publishing
8 5 (0.75%) Retail
9 4 (0.60%) Military
10 3 (0.45%) Advertising
10 3 (0.45%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 88 (13.27%) Architect
2 81 (12.22%) Analyst
3 67 (10.11%) Consultant
4 55 (8.30%) Project Manager
5 46 (6.94%) Support Engineer
6 30 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (3.77%) Messaging Engineer
8 21 (3.17%) Desktop Support
9 20 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 19 (2.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 19 (2.87%) Voice Engineer
11 18 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
11 18 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (2.71%) Support Analyst
11 18 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
13 15 (2.26%) Administrator
13 15 (2.26%) Infrastructure Manager
14 14 (2.11%) Technical Manager
14 14 (2.11%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.32%) XMPP
2 20 (3.02%) .NET
3 9 (1.36%) Middleware
4 7 (1.06%) HTML
5 5 (0.75%) Web Services
6 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.45%) XML
7 3 (0.45%) Flash
7 3 (0.45%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.45%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.30%) XSLT
8 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.30%) CSS
8 2 (0.30%) HTML5
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.15%) WebRTC
9 1 (0.15%) EDIFACT
9 1 (0.15%) J2EE
9 1 (0.15%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.54%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.03%) Video Conferencing
3 39 (5.88%) Clustering
4 9 (1.36%) IVR
5 8 (1.21%) iPhone
5 8 (1.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.21%) Handset
5 8 (1.21%) iPad
6 7 (1.06%) E-Learning
7 6 (0.90%) Replication
8 5 (0.75%) PMI
8 5 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 5 (0.75%) FMCG
8 5 (0.75%) Video Editing
9 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.60%) IPTV
9 4 (0.60%) PKI
9 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 343 (51.73%) Windows
2 146 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 108 (16.29%) Windows 7
4 88 (13.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 70 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (7.99%) Windows XP
7 21 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.41%) Linux
9 15 (2.26%) Android
10 12 (1.81%) Solaris
11 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.06%) UNIX
12 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.75%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE
15 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.15%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (15.84%) Migration
2 97 (14.63%) ITIL
3 50 (7.54%) Project Management
4 33 (4.98%) Change Management
5 32 (4.83%) PRINCE2
6 29 (4.37%) Service Delivery
7 28 (4.22%) Load Balancing
8 26 (3.92%) Service Management
9 22 (3.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (2.56%) Asset Management
12 16 (2.41%) Mobile Device Management
13 15 (2.26%) CRM
13 15 (2.26%) TOGAF
14 13 (1.96%) Capacity Management
15 12 (1.81%) Data Protection
15 12 (1.81%) Problem Management
15 12 (1.81%) Incident Management
15 12 (1.81%) UML
16 11 (1.66%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 79 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 50 (7.54%) SQL
3 13 (1.96%) Shell Script
4 12 (1.81%) Java
5 10 (1.51%) Perl
6 7 (1.06%) VBScript
7 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.60%) C
8 2 (0.30%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 43 (6.49%) SC Cleared
4 41 (6.18%) MCSE
5 19 (2.87%) MCITP
6 14 (2.11%) Degree
7 13 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.51%) CCIE
9 8 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 8 (1.21%) CCNP
9 8 (1.21%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
11 6 (0.90%) PMP
12 5 (0.75%) APMP
12 5 (0.75%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.60%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.87%) SLA
2 10 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.75%) QA
4 3 (0.45%) BS7799
4 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.30%) Basel III
System Software
1 239 (36.05%) Active Directory
2 64 (9.65%) Hyper-V
3 47 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (6.94%) XenApp
5 29 (4.37%) vSphere
6 27 (4.07%) VMware ESX
7 26 (3.92%) XenDesktop
8 25 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.41%) UAG
10 15 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.96%) XenServer
12 8 (1.21%) Xen
13 5 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.45%) Brightmail
14 3 (0.45%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 73 (11.01%) SCCM
2 45 (6.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 39 (5.88%) SCOM
4 13 (1.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 13 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (1.51%) MOM
6 10 (1.51%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.90%) WSUS
7 6 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.60%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.30%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.30%) SCSM
11 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.30%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 383 (57.77%) Microsoft
2 119 (17.95%) Cisco
3 117 (17.65%) VMware
4 76 (11.46%) Citrix
5 56 (8.45%) Symantec
6 53 (7.99%) Avaya
7 50 (7.54%) HP
8 30 (4.52%) Dell
9 23 (3.47%) AppSense
10 22 (3.32%) Bloomberg
10 22 (3.32%) IBM
11 21 (3.17%) EMC
12 19 (2.87%) NetApp
13 18 (2.71%) Polycom
14 16 (2.41%) CheckPoint
14 16 (2.41%) Oracle
15 14 (2.11%) MobileIron
16 13 (1.96%) Lotus
17 12 (1.81%) Mitel
18 11 (1.66%) eSpeed
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Posted: 5 hours ago
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Rate: Negotiable
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London
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Rate: £450.00 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
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MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £190 - £215 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £260.00 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
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Square One Resources
Rate: From £140 to £170 per day
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Derbyshire
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Rate: Excellent Day Rate
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
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Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
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Kingston upon Thames
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Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Kidlington
Computer Futures
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