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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 231 341 356
Rank change year-on-year
+110 +15
Contract jobs citing Lync 458 245 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.89% 2.91% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 146 109
Average daily rate
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£375 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 11
Average hourly rate £18.63 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £27.50 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.40% +42.85%
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
9357 8417 8413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.00% 18.03% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6104 5265 4840
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 368 425
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.15 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -9.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.30 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -9.73%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +69 193 £375 -2.84% 57
South East +37 135 £400 -5.88% 35
East of England +8 26 £125 -71.42% 2
South West -18 26 £545 +180.20% 12
West Midlands 0 18 £383 +5.51% 6
Yorkshire 0 17 £270 -16.92% 8
East Midlands +14 15 £238 +5.55% 2
North East -20 11 £275 -21.42% 2
North West -26 11 £338 +12.50% 9
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 471 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 397 (48.71%) Windows
3 335 (41.10%) Active Directory
4 295 (36.20%) MS Exchange
5 266 (32.64%) SharePoint
6 192 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 156 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (18.16%) Cisco
9 140 (17.18%) Windows 7
10 137 (16.81%) Migration
11 132 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2013
12 125 (15.34%) MS Excel
13 121 (14.85%) VMware
13 121 (14.85%) Office 365
14 120 (14.72%) ITIL
15 114 (13.99%) MS Office
15 114 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 107 (13.13%) Finance
17 103 (12.64%) Hyper-V
18 102 (12.52%) SCCM
19 100 (12.27%) Clustering
20 96 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
21 95 (11.66%) DNS
22 91 (11.17%) SQL
23 86 (10.55%) Firewall
24 82 (10.06%) PowerShell
25 77 (9.45%) Citrix
26 76 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
27 72 (8.83%) Blackberry
27 72 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2007

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 295 (36.20%) MS Exchange
2 266 (32.64%) SharePoint
3 192 (23.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 132 (16.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 72 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 70 (8.59%) SharePoint 2013
7 65 (7.98%) Office Communications Server
8 54 (6.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 51 (6.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 43 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2003
11 38 (4.66%) BizTalk Server
12 29 (3.56%) IIS
13 15 (1.84%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.61%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.49%) Quickr
15 4 (0.49%) Node.js
16 3 (0.37%) Apache
16 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 125 (15.34%) MS Excel
2 114 (13.99%) MS Office
3 11 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.98%) MS Project
5 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) InDesign
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Quicktime
7 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 43 (5.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 40 (4.91%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.84%) Eikon
4 6 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 4 (0.49%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 121 (14.85%) Office 365
2 46 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
3 35 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.86%) SaaS
5 5 (0.61%) IaaS
6 4 (0.49%) PaaS
7 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 95 (11.66%) DNS
2 86 (10.55%) Firewall
3 67 (8.22%) Unified Communications
3 67 (8.22%) SAN
4 56 (6.87%) LAN
5 55 (6.75%) DHCP
6 45 (5.52%) TCP/IP
7 41 (5.03%) VPN
8 40 (4.91%) WAN
9 32 (3.93%) PBX
10 29 (3.56%) VoIP
11 24 (2.94%) VLAN
12 23 (2.82%) Internet
13 22 (2.70%) Wireless
14 21 (2.58%) DMZ
14 21 (2.58%) NAS
15 17 (2.09%) LDAP
16 15 (1.84%) NetScaler
17 14 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (1.60%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.49%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.25%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.25%) EDMS
5 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) MS Access
6 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) IDOL
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.37%) JIRA
3 3 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
General
1 107 (13.13%) Finance
2 71 (8.71%) Telecoms
3 58 (7.12%) Banking
4 26 (3.19%) Law
5 19 (2.33%) Legal
6 14 (1.72%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.47%) Publishing
8 10 (1.23%) Retail
8 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.98%) Military
9 8 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.86%) Billing
11 6 (0.74%) Marketing
12 4 (0.49%) Portuguese Language
12 4 (0.49%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) French Language
13 3 (0.37%) German Language
13 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 133 (16.32%) Architect
2 116 (14.23%) Analyst
3 91 (11.17%) Consultant
4 56 (6.87%) Support Engineer
5 44 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
6 38 (4.66%) Technical Architect
7 35 (4.29%) Messaging Engineer
8 34 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.05%) Desktop Support
10 32 (3.93%) Project Manager
10 32 (3.93%) Business Analyst
11 29 (3.56%) Infrastructure Architect
12 26 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (2.45%) 3rd Line Support
14 19 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (2.33%) Exchange Engineer
14 19 (2.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 18 (2.21%) Enterprise Architect
15 18 (2.21%) Microsoft Consultant
15 18 (2.21%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.03%) .NET
2 37 (4.54%) Application Packaging
3 26 (3.19%) XMPP
4 12 (1.47%) HTML
5 9 (1.10%) Middleware
6 7 (0.86%) CSS
6 7 (0.86%) SOAP
7 6 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.61%) Web Services
9 4 (0.49%) ExpressJS
9 4 (0.49%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.49%) Flash
9 4 (0.49%) CGI
10 3 (0.37%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.37%) XML
10 3 (0.37%) JSON
10 3 (0.37%) REST
10 3 (0.37%) HTML5
11 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.12%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 100 (12.27%) Clustering
2 72 (8.83%) Blackberry
3 57 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
4 25 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.47%) iPad
6 12 (1.47%) iPhone
7 9 (1.10%) Handset
7 9 (1.10%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (0.86%) Data Integration
8 7 (0.86%) User Experience
9 6 (0.74%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.74%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.74%) Reference Data
9 6 (0.74%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.61%) PKI
10 5 (0.61%) IVR
10 5 (0.61%) FMCG
11 4 (0.49%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 397 (48.71%) Windows
2 156 (19.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 140 (17.18%) Windows 7
4 114 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (6.50%) Windows XP
7 30 (3.68%) Windows 8
8 23 (2.82%) Linux
9 21 (2.58%) Android
10 10 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.10%) Solaris
12 8 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (0.98%) UNIX
13 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.61%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.49%) CentOS
15 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (16.81%) Migration
2 120 (14.72%) ITIL
3 57 (6.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 45 (5.52%) CRM
5 37 (4.54%) Project Management
6 33 (4.05%) Service Delivery
7 32 (3.93%) Change Management
8 26 (3.19%) Service Management
9 23 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (2.82%) Enterprise Architecture
9 23 (2.82%) Load Balancing
10 20 (2.45%) PRINCE2
10 20 (2.45%) SOA
11 18 (2.21%) Mentoring
12 17 (2.09%) Incident Management
13 16 (1.96%) Asset Management
14 14 (1.72%) Data Protection
15 13 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (1.60%) TOGAF
15 13 (1.60%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 91 (11.17%) SQL
2 82 (10.06%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 8 (0.98%) Java
4 8 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (0.74%) VBScript
6 5 (0.61%) Perl
7 4 (0.49%) VB
7 4 (0.49%) C#
8 1 (0.12%) C
Qualifications
1 76 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (7.24%) MCSE
3 54 (6.63%) Security Cleared
4 27 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.19%) Degree
6 22 (2.70%) MCITP
7 15 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.23%) MCSA
9 10 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.86%) ISEB
11 7 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.86%) CCNP
12 6 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (0.74%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.61%) MCP
14 4 (0.49%) APMP
14 4 (0.49%) PMP
15 3 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.31%) SLA
2 14 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (0.86%) QA
4 4 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.49%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.37%) BS7799
5 3 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 335 (41.10%) Active Directory
2 103 (12.64%) Hyper-V
3 46 (5.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (5.28%) XenApp
5 26 (3.19%) vSphere
6 23 (2.82%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (1.84%) XenServer
9 14 (1.72%) VMware ESX
10 13 (1.60%) UAG
11 10 (1.23%) ISA Server
12 8 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.49%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.37%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.37%) Xen
16 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.12%) Squid
16 1 (0.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 102 (12.52%) SCCM
2 57 (6.99%) SCOM
3 37 (4.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 23 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.60%) MOM
7 11 (1.35%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.10%) WSUS
8 9 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
9 8 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.86%) MIMEsweeper
11 6 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.49%) HP SIM
14 3 (0.37%) SCDPM
15 2 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
15 2 (0.25%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 471 (57.79%) Microsoft
2 148 (18.16%) Cisco
3 121 (14.85%) VMware
4 77 (9.45%) Citrix
5 64 (7.85%) Symantec
6 58 (7.12%) HP
7 54 (6.63%) Avaya
8 40 (4.91%) Dell
9 26 (3.19%) Polycom
10 25 (3.07%) AppSense
11 24 (2.94%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.45%) Bloomberg
13 19 (2.33%) McAfee
14 17 (2.09%) Remedy
14 17 (2.09%) Reuters
15 16 (1.96%) Lotus
16 15 (1.84%) IBM
16 15 (1.84%) MobileIron
17 12 (1.47%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.47%) Mitel
Surrey
Gold Group
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £40 - £53.33 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £9 - £12 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Exchange Resources LLP
Rate: 300-400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago