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 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 256 290 336
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +46
Contract jobs citing Lync 387 301 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.64% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.39% 3.60% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 146 91
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £425 £364
% change year-on-year
-16.47% +16.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.10 £26.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.68 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -22.58%
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
8813 8354 7504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.12% 17.67% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5352 5074 4353
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 294 381
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.09 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%

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 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +29 162 £325 -23.07% 50
South East -6 119 £375 -16.66% 39
West Midlands +10 27 £338 -25.00% 10
South West -4 22 £300 -25.00% 14
East of England +9 17 £425 +209.09% 14
East Midlands -1 16 £300 -36.17% 10
North West -19 9 £438 +10.06% 17
Yorkshire -14 8 £425 -5.55% 7
North East +4 6 - - 4
Midlands - - - - 1
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 417 (51.74%) Microsoft
2 388 (48.14%) Windows
3 377 (46.77%) Active Directory
4 268 (33.25%) MS Exchange
5 235 (29.16%) SharePoint
6 182 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 161 (19.98%) Migration
8 157 (19.48%) Office 365
9 153 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 148 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 147 (18.24%) Cisco
12 133 (16.50%) VMware
13 130 (16.13%) MS Office
14 117 (14.52%) SCCM
15 113 (14.02%) SQL
16 112 (13.90%) MS Excel
17 110 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2013
18 107 (13.28%) ITIL
19 105 (13.03%) Hyper-V
20 104 (12.90%) DNS
21 103 (12.78%) Windows 7
22 95 (11.79%) Clustering
23 92 (11.41%) Finance
24 91 (11.29%) Citrix
25 84 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
26 82 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
27 78 (9.68%) PowerShell
28 75 (9.31%) Firewall
29 71 (8.81%) Office Communications Server
30 70 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 268 (33.25%) MS Exchange
2 235 (29.16%) SharePoint
3 182 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 110 (13.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 71 (8.81%) Office Communications Server
6 65 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 51 (6.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 49 (6.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 46 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 39 (4.84%) IIS
11 32 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 24 (2.98%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (1.12%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.50%) MindAlign
15 4 (0.50%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.37%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.37%) CMS
17 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
17 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 130 (16.13%) MS Office
2 112 (13.90%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.50%) MS Project
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (4.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.74%) SAP SD
4 4 (0.50%) Eikon
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 157 (19.48%) Office 365
2 36 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (1.61%) IaaS
5 10 (1.24%) Yammer
6 8 (0.99%) PaaS
7 7 (0.87%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 104 (12.90%) DNS
2 75 (9.31%) Firewall
3 68 (8.44%) Unified Communications
4 63 (7.82%) LAN
5 61 (7.57%) VPN
6 59 (7.32%) SAN
7 58 (7.20%) WAN
8 47 (5.83%) DHCP
9 44 (5.46%) VoIP
10 43 (5.33%) TCP/IP
11 31 (3.85%) PBX
12 29 (3.60%) LDAP
13 27 (3.35%) VLAN
14 26 (3.23%) Wireless
15 23 (2.85%) Internet
16 22 (2.73%) NAS
17 20 (2.48%) MPLS
18 19 (2.36%) H.323
18 19 (2.36%) IP Telephony
19 13 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.50%) EDRMS
3 4 (0.50%) EDMS
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) MS Access
6 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (0.62%) JIRA
2 3 (0.37%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 92 (11.41%) Finance
2 63 (7.82%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.71%) Banking
4 22 (2.73%) Legal
5 17 (2.11%) Law
6 13 (1.61%) Retail
7 9 (1.12%) Back Office
7 9 (1.12%) Publishing
8 6 (0.74%) Marketing
8 6 (0.74%) French Language
8 6 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.50%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.50%) Billing
10 4 (0.50%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 100 (12.41%) Consultant
2 85 (10.55%) Support Engineer
3 84 (10.42%) Analyst
4 78 (9.68%) Architect
5 45 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 41 (5.09%) Desktop Support
8 39 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 37 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
11 28 (3.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 27 (3.35%) Administrator
13 25 (3.10%) Service Analyst
14 24 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (2.73%) Technical Architect
15 22 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 20 (2.48%) Cisco Engineer
17 19 (2.36%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (2.36%) Exchange Engineer
18 18 (2.23%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.46%) .NET
2 26 (3.23%) Application Packaging
3 23 (2.85%) XMPP
4 10 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.87%) HTML
5 7 (0.87%) Middleware
6 5 (0.62%) SOAP
6 5 (0.62%) Web Services
6 5 (0.62%) XML
6 5 (0.62%) XSL
6 5 (0.62%) Ajax
7 4 (0.50%) CGI
7 4 (0.50%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.25%) WPF
9 2 (0.25%) XHTML
9 2 (0.25%) CSS
9 2 (0.25%) HTML5
10 1 (0.12%) Flash
10 1 (0.12%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.79%) Clustering
2 68 (8.44%) Blackberry
3 61 (7.57%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.23%) PKI
6 14 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.61%) iPhone
8 10 (1.24%) NHS
9 9 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.87%) User Experience
11 7 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.74%) iPad
13 5 (0.62%) Reference Data
13 5 (0.62%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.50%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.50%) Mobile App
15 3 (0.37%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 388 (48.14%) Windows
2 153 (18.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 148 (18.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (12.78%) Windows 7
5 82 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (4.59%) Windows XP
7 35 (4.34%) Windows 8
8 25 (3.10%) Linux
9 19 (2.36%) UNIX
10 16 (1.99%) Android
11 13 (1.61%) Solaris
12 9 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.74%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.74%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.62%) VMS
15 5 (0.62%) HPUX
16 4 (0.50%) CentOS
17 3 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (19.98%) Migration
2 107 (13.28%) ITIL
3 58 (7.20%) Project Management
4 48 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (5.09%) CRM
6 38 (4.71%) Service Delivery
7 34 (4.22%) Change Management
8 30 (3.72%) PRINCE2
8 30 (3.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 26 (3.23%) Load Balancing
10 21 (2.61%) Incident Management
11 18 (2.23%) Capacity Planning
11 18 (2.23%) Mentoring
12 14 (1.74%) Service Management
13 11 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (1.24%) Network Design
14 10 (1.24%) Validation
14 10 (1.24%) Performance Management
15 9 (1.12%) SOA
15 9 (1.12%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.02%) SQL
2 78 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.61%) Shell Script
4 12 (1.49%) VBScript
5 10 (1.24%) C#
6 9 (1.12%) Java
6 9 (1.12%) C
7 8 (0.99%) Perl
7 8 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (8.06%) MCSE
3 59 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 40 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 32 (3.97%) Degree
6 27 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (3.10%) MCITP
8 22 (2.73%) MCSA
9 17 (2.11%) MCTS
10 14 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.61%) CCNA
12 11 (1.36%) MCP
12 11 (1.36%) CCNP
13 10 (1.24%) CCIE
14 8 (0.99%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.74%) ISEB
15 6 (0.74%) DV Cleared
16 5 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 5 (0.62%) CCA
17 4 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.23%) SLA
2 12 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (1.24%) QA
5 2 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 377 (46.77%) Active Directory
2 105 (13.03%) Hyper-V
3 70 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.59%) XenApp
5 30 (3.72%) vSphere
6 20 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
8 13 (1.61%) UAG
9 12 (1.49%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.12%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.74%) XenServer
12 5 (0.62%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.62%) Xen
13 4 (0.50%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.25%) NFS
15 1 (0.12%) Postfix
15 1 (0.12%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.12%) KVM
Systems Management
1 117 (14.52%) SCCM
2 61 (7.57%) SCOM
3 22 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (1.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 13 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (1.36%) WSUS
7 7 (0.87%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (0.62%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.50%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.37%) SCSM
11 3 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (0.25%) MOM
Vendors
1 417 (51.74%) Microsoft
2 147 (18.24%) Cisco
3 133 (16.50%) VMware
4 91 (11.29%) Citrix
5 61 (7.57%) HP
6 46 (5.71%) Avaya
7 31 (3.85%) Symantec
8 22 (2.73%) Dell
9 20 (2.48%) EMC
10 19 (2.36%) Polycom
11 16 (1.99%) Oracle
11 16 (1.99%) SolarWinds
12 13 (1.61%) Remedy
12 13 (1.61%) McAfee
12 13 (1.61%) Sophos
12 13 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.61%) AppSense
13 12 (1.49%) Lotus
13 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.49%) Bloomberg
London
Stott & May
Rate: Up to £275 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 14 hours ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 18 hours ago
South West London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough
Church International
Rate: £400-£450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 12% bonus + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ICS Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago