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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 234 294 337
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +43
Contract jobs citing Lync 456 311 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.91% 3.67% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 160 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £366
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.46% -4.54%
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
9291 8473 7532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.35% 17.29% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5785 5283 4315
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 333 303 405
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -7.69%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +36 204 £350 -16.66% 76
South East +23 103 £375 -6.25% 26
South West +26 35 £280 -30.00% 11
West Midlands +13 35 £344 -23.61% 4
East of England +23 28 £425 +209.09% 6
Yorkshire -2 17 £343 -5.51% 9
East Midlands -15 14 £293 -23.02% 4
North West -33 12 £438 +47.80% 11
North East -6 6 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 400 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 389 (47.27%) Windows
3 369 (44.84%) Active Directory
4 259 (31.47%) MS Exchange
5 201 (24.42%) SharePoint
6 177 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 164 (19.93%) Office 365
8 156 (18.96%) Cisco
9 153 (18.59%) Migration
10 143 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 141 (17.13%) VMware
12 135 (16.40%) MS Office
13 132 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 127 (15.43%) MS Excel
15 116 (14.09%) SCCM
16 112 (13.61%) Windows 7
16 112 (13.61%) ITIL
17 103 (12.52%) DNS
18 100 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2013
18 100 (12.15%) Unified Communications
19 92 (11.18%) SQL
20 91 (11.06%) Citrix
21 88 (10.69%) Hyper-V
22 87 (10.57%) Finance
23 84 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
24 83 (10.09%) Firewall
24 83 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
25 82 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
26 77 (9.36%) SQL Server
27 69 (8.38%) LAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 259 (31.47%) MS Exchange
2 201 (24.42%) SharePoint
3 177 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (7.53%) Office Communications Server
6 60 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 36 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (4.37%) IIS
9 25 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (2.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.82%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.49%) CMS
14 4 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
14 4 (0.49%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.49%) MindAlign
15 3 (0.36%) GroupWise
16 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 135 (16.40%) MS Office
2 127 (15.43%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.61%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 26 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.36%) Eikon
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 164 (19.93%) Office 365
2 37 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.58%) IaaS
4 11 (1.34%) Yammer
5 10 (1.22%) PaaS
5 10 (1.22%) Mimecast
6 9 (1.09%) SaaS
7 8 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (12.52%) DNS
2 100 (12.15%) Unified Communications
3 83 (10.09%) Firewall
4 69 (8.38%) LAN
5 66 (8.02%) VPN
6 62 (7.53%) WAN
7 54 (6.56%) SAN
8 52 (6.32%) VoIP
9 45 (5.47%) DHCP
10 33 (4.01%) PBX
11 32 (3.89%) Wireless
12 31 (3.77%) LDAP
13 30 (3.65%) VLAN
14 25 (3.04%) TCP/IP
14 25 (3.04%) Internet
15 21 (2.55%) MPLS
16 20 (2.43%) NAS
16 20 (2.43%) IP Telephony
17 19 (2.31%) WebEx
18 16 (1.94%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.49%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.49%) EDMS
6 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.73%) JIRA
2 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 87 (10.57%) Finance
2 56 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.13%) Banking
4 23 (2.79%) Legal
5 18 (2.19%) Retail
6 13 (1.58%) Law
7 9 (1.09%) Back Office
8 8 (0.97%) Marketing
9 6 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.73%) Advertising
10 5 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) French Language
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 3 (0.36%) Billing
12 3 (0.36%) Publishing
12 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.36%) Electronics
12 3 (0.36%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 97 (11.79%) Consultant
2 92 (11.18%) Support Engineer
3 78 (9.48%) Analyst
4 63 (7.65%) Architect
5 60 (7.29%) Project Manager
6 43 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 40 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 37 (4.50%) Desktop Support
9 28 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (3.16%) Administrator
10 26 (3.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 23 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 22 (2.67%) Service Analyst
13 21 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
13 21 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (2.43%) Communications Engineer
14 20 (2.43%) Support Analyst
15 19 (2.31%) Server Engineer
16 18 (2.19%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.65%) .NET
2 19 (2.31%) XMPP
3 11 (1.34%) ASP.NET
4 10 (1.22%) Application Packaging
5 9 (1.09%) Middleware
6 8 (0.97%) HTML
7 6 (0.73%) Web Services
7 6 (0.73%) XML
7 6 (0.73%) XSL
7 6 (0.73%) Ajax
8 5 (0.61%) SOAP
8 5 (0.61%) MAPI
9 4 (0.49%) CGI
9 4 (0.49%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.24%) XHTML
10 2 (0.24%) WPF
10 2 (0.24%) HTML5
10 2 (0.24%) COM
10 2 (0.24%) CSS
11 1 (0.12%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.90%) Clustering
2 60 (7.29%) Blackberry
2 60 (7.29%) Video Conferencing
3 32 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.31%) PKI
5 17 (2.07%) iPhone
6 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.46%) NHS
8 9 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.09%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.09%) User Experience
9 5 (0.61%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.61%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.61%) iPad
9 5 (0.61%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.49%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.49%) IVR
10 4 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 389 (47.27%) Windows
2 143 (17.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 132 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 112 (13.61%) Windows 7
5 82 (9.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (4.50%) Windows XP
7 34 (4.13%) Windows 8
8 30 (3.65%) Linux
9 23 (2.79%) Android
10 17 (2.07%) UNIX
11 11 (1.34%) Solaris
12 8 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.73%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.61%) CentOS
15 5 (0.61%) VMS
15 5 (0.61%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (18.59%) Migration
2 112 (13.61%) ITIL
3 69 (8.38%) Project Management
4 39 (4.74%) PRINCE2
5 36 (4.37%) CRM
5 36 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (3.89%) Change Management
7 31 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (3.28%) Service Delivery
9 22 (2.67%) Load Balancing
10 21 (2.55%) Incident Management
11 17 (2.07%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (2.07%) Mentoring
12 16 (1.94%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (1.70%) Service Management
13 14 (1.70%) Supplier Management
14 13 (1.58%) Validation
14 13 (1.58%) Product Management
15 12 (1.46%) Network Design
16 11 (1.34%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (11.18%) SQL
2 66 (8.02%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.46%) C#
4 11 (1.34%) VBScript
5 10 (1.22%) C
5 10 (1.22%) Shell Script
6 8 (0.97%) Java
6 8 (0.97%) Perl
7 7 (0.85%) VB
8 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (8.14%) MCSE
3 54 (6.56%) Security Cleared
4 38 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 30 (3.65%) MCSA
6 29 (3.52%) Degree
7 28 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (2.43%) MCITP
9 19 (2.31%) MCTS
10 15 (1.82%) CCNA
11 12 (1.46%) CCNP
12 10 (1.22%) CCIE
13 9 (1.09%) MCP
13 9 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.97%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
16 4 (0.49%) MOS
16 4 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.55%) SLA
2 14 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.34%) Dodd-Frank
4 8 (0.97%) QA
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 369 (44.84%) Active Directory
2 88 (10.69%) Hyper-V
3 84 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (4.62%) XenApp
5 36 (4.37%) vSphere
6 28 (3.40%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.70%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.34%) UAG
10 10 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
12 7 (0.85%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.73%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.61%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.49%) Xen
16 3 (0.36%) Samba
16 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.24%) NFS
17 2 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 116 (14.09%) SCCM
2 55 (6.68%) SCOM
3 21 (2.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 21 (2.55%) AirWatch
4 16 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (1.34%) WSUS
6 10 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (1.09%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.97%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.85%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 6 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.61%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
13 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.36%) SCSM
14 2 (0.24%) SAP Afaria
14 2 (0.24%) vMotion
Vendors
1 400 (48.60%) Microsoft
2 156 (18.96%) Cisco
3 141 (17.13%) VMware
4 91 (11.06%) Citrix
5 53 (6.44%) HP
6 39 (4.74%) Avaya
7 33 (4.01%) Symantec
8 19 (2.31%) Dell
9 18 (2.19%) Oracle
9 18 (2.19%) Polycom
10 17 (2.07%) EMC
10 17 (2.07%) Lotus
11 15 (1.82%) Remedy
12 14 (1.70%) CheckPoint
12 14 (1.70%) Riverbed
12 14 (1.70%) Mitel
13 13 (1.58%) SolarWinds
13 13 (1.58%) McAfee
14 12 (1.46%) IBM
14 12 (1.46%) 3PAR
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