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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 219 298 318
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +20
Contract jobs citing Lync 532 336 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.46% 3.70% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 195 169
Average daily rate
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£333 £350 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -8.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £523 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 10
Average hourly rate £17.35 £16.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -61.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.55 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.45 £49.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
9742 9085 8179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.58% 18.10% 17.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6330 5451 4759
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 380 396
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+26.47% -10.52%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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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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 +41 226 £350 -7.89% 43
South East +42 143 £325 - 24
South West +24 44 £233 -38.00% 5
East of England +25 35 £325 +150.00% 3
North West -10 23 £310 -9.48% 7
West Midlands +21 22 £388 +8.39% 4
Yorkshire -13 20 £325 - 10
East Midlands -19 5 £277 -13.43% 1
Midlands - 5 £238 -
North East - 3 - - 1
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 476 (48.47%) Microsoft
2 461 (46.95%) Windows
3 383 (39.00%) Active Directory
4 287 (29.23%) MS Exchange
5 247 (25.15%) Office 365
6 219 (22.30%) SharePoint
7 195 (19.86%) VMware
8 190 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 182 (18.53%) MS Excel
10 176 (17.92%) Migration
11 162 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 145 (14.77%) SCCM
13 144 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 136 (13.85%) Windows 7
14 136 (13.85%) MS Office
15 135 (13.75%) Unified Communications
16 133 (13.54%) Citrix
17 132 (13.44%) ITIL
18 131 (13.34%) Cisco
19 125 (12.73%) Finance
20 118 (12.02%) DNS
21 116 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
22 113 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
23 111 (11.30%) PowerShell
23 111 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2013
24 94 (9.57%) SQL
25 90 (9.16%) SQL Server
25 90 (9.16%) VPN
25 90 (9.16%) Skype
25 90 (9.16%) Hyper-V

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 287 (29.23%) MS Exchange
2 219 (22.30%) SharePoint
3 190 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 111 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 53 (5.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 47 (4.79%) Office Communications Server
7 43 (4.38%) IIS
8 33 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
9 30 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
10 26 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 18 (1.83%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.12%) MindAlign
13 6 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.41%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.20%) LiveLink
15 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.10%) CMS
Applications
1 182 (18.53%) MS Excel
2 136 (13.85%) MS Office
3 15 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.51%) MS Project
4 5 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.31%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 40 (4.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.51%) Eikon
3 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.20%) Agresso
4 2 (0.20%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) assyst
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 247 (25.15%) Office 365
2 41 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.14%) Yammer
4 10 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.02%) PaaS
5 9 (0.92%) IaaS
6 8 (0.81%) SaaS
7 4 (0.41%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.10%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.10%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (13.75%) Unified Communications
2 118 (12.02%) DNS
3 90 (9.16%) VPN
3 90 (9.16%) Skype
4 82 (8.35%) WAN
5 81 (8.25%) LAN
6 73 (7.43%) Firewall
7 69 (7.03%) DHCP
8 53 (5.40%) VoIP
9 47 (4.79%) SAN
10 36 (3.67%) Internet
11 35 (3.56%) PBX
12 32 (3.26%) TCP/IP
13 28 (2.85%) VLAN
14 27 (2.75%) MPLS
15 26 (2.65%) LDAP
16 24 (2.44%) Wireless
17 18 (1.83%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.83%) NAS
18 15 (1.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (9.16%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.41%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.41%) MySQL
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.20%) EDMS
9 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.10%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.10%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.31%) JIRA
2 2 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 125 (12.73%) Finance
2 42 (4.28%) Banking
3 38 (3.87%) Legal
4 35 (3.56%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.56%) Law
5 27 (2.75%) Retail
6 11 (1.12%) Advertising
7 8 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.81%) Marketing
8 7 (0.71%) Publishing
8 7 (0.71%) Back Office
9 6 (0.61%) Electronics
9 6 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.41%) Front Office
10 4 (0.41%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.41%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) Local Government
11 2 (0.20%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 99 (10.08%) Consultant
2 98 (9.98%) Support Engineer
3 90 (9.16%) Analyst
4 74 (7.54%) Architect
5 68 (6.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 61 (6.21%) Project Manager
7 60 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
8 44 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 36 (3.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 34 (3.46%) Desktop Support
11 33 (3.36%) Trainer
12 30 (3.05%) Administrator
13 26 (2.65%) Service Analyst
14 25 (2.55%) IT Trainer
14 25 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
14 25 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 24 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
15 24 (2.44%) Server Engineer
15 24 (2.44%) Support Analyst
16 23 (2.34%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.75%) .NET
2 18 (1.83%) XMPP
3 8 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 8 (0.81%) HTML
4 6 (0.61%) XML
4 6 (0.61%) XSL
4 6 (0.61%) Application Packaging
4 6 (0.61%) Ajax
5 5 (0.51%) MAPI
5 5 (0.51%) Web Services
6 4 (0.41%) Middleware
7 3 (0.31%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.31%) COM
7 3 (0.31%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.20%) HTML5
8 2 (0.20%) WPF
9 1 (0.10%) ISPF
9 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.10%) VXML
9 1 (0.10%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 76 (7.74%) Video Conferencing
2 61 (6.21%) Blackberry
3 59 (6.01%) Data Centre
4 49 (4.99%) Clustering
5 27 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.04%) User Experience
7 16 (1.63%) iPhone
7 16 (1.63%) PKI
8 13 (1.32%) iPad
9 11 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 11 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 8 (0.81%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.81%) Replication
10 8 (0.81%) Private Cloud
11 7 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.61%) PMI
12 6 (0.61%) NHS
13 5 (0.51%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.51%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 461 (46.95%) Windows
2 162 (16.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 144 (14.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 136 (13.85%) Windows 7
5 83 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (4.89%) Windows 8
7 40 (4.07%) Linux
8 37 (3.77%) Android
9 33 (3.36%) Windows XP
10 13 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 13 (1.32%) Windows Phone
11 12 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.12%) UNIX
12 11 (1.12%) Windows Vista
13 8 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.61%) Solaris
15 5 (0.51%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.31%) HPUX
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (17.92%) Migration
2 132 (13.44%) ITIL
3 74 (7.54%) Project Management
4 49 (4.99%) CRM
5 48 (4.89%) Change Management
6 43 (4.38%) PRINCE2
7 32 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 28 (2.85%) Programme Management
10 25 (2.55%) Service Delivery
11 24 (2.44%) Service Management
12 22 (2.24%) Mobile Device Management
13 21 (2.14%) Mentoring
13 21 (2.14%) Problem Management
14 19 (1.93%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (1.93%) Asset Management
15 18 (1.83%) Change Control
16 16 (1.63%) Root Cause Analysis
17 15 (1.53%) Infrastructure Management
17 15 (1.53%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (11.30%) PowerShell
2 94 (9.57%) SQL
3 17 (1.73%) VBScript
4 11 (1.12%) C
5 7 (0.71%) C#
5 7 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 6 (0.61%) Perl
6 6 (0.61%) Java
7 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.20%) VB
8 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 116 (11.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (8.35%) MCSE
3 80 (8.15%) Security Cleared
4 52 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 37 (3.77%) MCSA
6 30 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.85%) MCITP
8 23 (2.34%) Degree
8 23 (2.34%) CCNA
9 21 (2.14%) MCTS
10 20 (2.04%) DV Cleared
11 13 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.22%) CCNP
12 12 (1.22%) MCP
13 9 (0.92%) CCIE
13 9 (0.92%) PMI Certification
14 7 (0.71%) MOS
15 6 (0.61%) HND
15 6 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.87%) SLA
2 10 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.51%) QA
3 5 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.10%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 383 (39.00%) Active Directory
2 113 (11.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (9.16%) Hyper-V
4 68 (6.92%) XenApp
5 38 (3.87%) vSphere
6 32 (3.26%) XenDesktop
7 29 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (2.44%) VMware ESX
8 24 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (1.83%) XenServer
10 12 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (0.81%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.71%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.51%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.41%) UAG
15 3 (0.31%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.31%) Samba
15 3 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 145 (14.77%) SCCM
2 78 (7.94%) SCOM
3 24 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 21 (2.14%) WSUS
5 20 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 19 (1.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 17 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 15 (1.53%) SCVMM
8 15 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 12 (1.22%) SCDPM
9 12 (1.22%) Backup Exec
10 10 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (0.92%) SCSM
12 7 (0.71%) SCOrch
12 7 (0.71%) OVSD
12 7 (0.71%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.61%) XenMobile
14 5 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 4 (0.41%) vMotion
15 4 (0.41%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 476 (48.47%) Microsoft
2 195 (19.86%) VMware
3 133 (13.54%) Citrix
4 131 (13.34%) Cisco
5 61 (6.21%) HP
6 37 (3.77%) Avaya
7 34 (3.46%) Symantec
8 33 (3.36%) Polycom
9 20 (2.04%) Apple
10 19 (1.93%) Dell
11 18 (1.83%) Lotus
11 18 (1.83%) McAfee
12 17 (1.73%) Adobe
12 17 (1.73%) Oracle
13 16 (1.63%) NetApp
13 16 (1.63%) Mitel
13 16 (1.63%) Altiris
14 14 (1.43%) AppSense
14 14 (1.43%) EMC
15 13 (1.32%) Veritas
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