The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 271 300 369
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +69
Contract jobs citing Lync 326 268 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.58% 0.39%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.68% 3.35% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 167 125
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £41.25 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.42% +65.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £24.40 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £49.20 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8848 8004 9154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.93% 17.17% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5319 4671 5340
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 £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 394 422
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Lync
UK

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 1 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 1 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 1 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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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 +40 177 £380 -9.68% 52
South East +15 80 £325 -4.41% 36
North West -2 17 £343 +5.38% 6
East Midlands +6 14 £320 +21.90% 3
South West -29 14 £375 -25.00% 8
East of England -29 13 £130 -42.22% 10
Yorkshire -4 8 - - 18
West Midlands -18 3 £358 +10.00% 2
Midlands - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 361 (56.23%) Microsoft
2 340 (52.96%) Windows
3 248 (38.63%) Active Directory
4 242 (37.69%) MS Exchange
5 167 (26.01%) SharePoint
6 146 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 135 (21.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 128 (19.94%) Cisco
9 119 (18.54%) VMware
10 113 (17.60%) Finance
11 105 (16.36%) Windows 7
12 103 (16.04%) ITIL
13 99 (15.42%) MS Excel
13 99 (15.42%) Migration
14 92 (14.33%) Unified Communications
15 90 (14.02%) MS Office
16 85 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
17 80 (12.46%) Citrix
18 78 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 78 (12.15%) PowerShell
19 76 (11.84%) Firewall
19 76 (11.84%) SCCM
20 70 (10.90%) DNS
21 69 (10.75%) Hyper-V
22 65 (10.12%) Security Cleared
22 65 (10.12%) SQL Server
23 63 (9.81%) SAN
23 63 (9.81%) Office 365
24 62 (9.66%) Telecoms
25 61 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 242 (37.69%) MS Exchange
2 167 (26.01%) SharePoint
3 135 (21.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 85 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 59 (9.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 32 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (4.05%) Office Communications Server
9 18 (2.80%) IIS
9 18 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.71%) IBM Notes
12 10 (1.56%) MindAlign
13 7 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.62%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.62%) Zimbra
14 4 (0.62%) WorkSite
15 3 (0.47%) Quickr
15 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 99 (15.42%) MS Excel
2 90 (14.02%) MS Office
3 13 (2.02%) MS Project
4 7 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.31%) InDesign
9 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 15 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 63 (9.81%) Office 365
2 14 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.47%) IaaS
4 3 (0.47%) PaaS
5 2 (0.31%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.33%) Unified Communications
2 76 (11.84%) Firewall
3 70 (10.90%) DNS
4 63 (9.81%) SAN
5 52 (8.10%) WAN
6 48 (7.48%) LAN
7 40 (6.23%) DHCP
7 40 (6.23%) TCP/IP
8 37 (5.76%) VPN
9 36 (5.61%) VoIP
10 30 (4.67%) PBX
11 28 (4.36%) Wireless
12 25 (3.89%) NAS
13 22 (3.43%) VLAN
14 21 (3.27%) MPLS
15 18 (2.80%) Internet
16 15 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.02%) IP Telephony
18 12 (1.87%) IPsec
18 12 (1.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.25%) MySQL
4 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.62%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.62%) EDMS
5 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) IDOL
8 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.47%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.31%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.31%) MSI
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 113 (17.60%) Finance
2 62 (9.66%) Telecoms
3 57 (8.88%) Banking
4 19 (2.96%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.18%) Law
6 8 (1.25%) Legal
7 6 (0.93%) Military
7 6 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.78%) Publishing
9 4 (0.62%) Billing
10 3 (0.47%) Retail
10 3 (0.47%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 82 (12.77%) Analyst
2 77 (11.99%) Architect
3 62 (9.66%) Consultant
4 58 (9.03%) Project Manager
5 38 (5.92%) Support Engineer
6 29 (4.52%) Messaging Engineer
7 28 (4.36%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
8 20 (3.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
9 19 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (2.96%) Support Analyst
10 18 (2.80%) Voice Engineer
11 16 (2.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (2.34%) Administrator
12 15 (2.34%) Desktop Support
13 13 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
13 13 (2.02%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (2.02%) Service Analyst
13 13 (2.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.80%) XMPP
2 17 (2.65%) .NET
3 7 (1.09%) Middleware
4 5 (0.78%) HTML
5 4 (0.62%) Web Services
5 4 (0.62%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.47%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.47%) Flash
6 3 (0.47%) XML
7 2 (0.31%) XSLT
7 2 (0.31%) SAML
7 2 (0.31%) HTML5
8 1 (0.16%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.16%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.16%) WAP
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (8.41%) Blackberry
2 41 (6.39%) Video Conferencing
3 35 (5.45%) Clustering
4 11 (1.71%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.25%) IVR
5 8 (1.25%) Handset
6 7 (1.09%) Replication
6 7 (1.09%) E-Learning
7 5 (0.78%) Video Editing
7 5 (0.78%) Smartphone
7 5 (0.78%) PKI
7 5 (0.78%) PMI
8 4 (0.62%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.62%) IPTV
8 4 (0.62%) iPhone
8 4 (0.62%) FMCG
8 4 (0.62%) Blog
8 4 (0.62%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.62%) iPad
8 4 (0.62%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 340 (52.96%) Windows
2 146 (22.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (16.36%) Windows 7
4 78 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (8.10%) Windows XP
7 20 (3.12%) Linux
8 18 (2.80%) Windows 8
9 12 (1.87%) UNIX
9 12 (1.87%) Solaris
9 12 (1.87%) Android
10 7 (1.09%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (16.04%) ITIL
2 99 (15.42%) Migration
3 55 (8.57%) Project Management
4 38 (5.92%) Change Management
5 37 (5.76%) Service Delivery
6 35 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 31 (4.83%) Load Balancing
8 29 (4.52%) Service Management
9 25 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (3.89%) CRM
10 17 (2.65%) Asset Management
11 16 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (2.49%) Problem Management
11 16 (2.49%) Mobile Device Management
12 15 (2.34%) Incident Management
13 14 (2.18%) TOGAF
13 14 (2.18%) Data Protection
13 14 (2.18%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (2.02%) Capacity Management
15 10 (1.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 78 (12.15%) PowerShell
2 49 (7.63%) SQL
3 14 (2.18%) Shell Script
4 11 (1.71%) Java
5 10 (1.56%) Perl
6 9 (1.40%) VBScript
7 3 (0.47%) C
7 3 (0.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 65 (10.12%) Security Cleared
2 57 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (7.63%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.01%) MCSE
5 19 (2.96%) MCITP
6 15 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.02%) Degree
8 12 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (1.87%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.56%) CCIE
9 10 (1.56%) CCNP
9 10 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (1.40%) MCP
11 8 (1.25%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.93%) PMP
12 6 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.78%) APMP
13 5 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.78%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.27%) SLA
2 8 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.78%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) BS7799
4 3 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.31%) Basel III
5 2 (0.31%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 248 (38.63%) Active Directory
2 69 (10.75%) Hyper-V
3 54 (8.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (7.17%) XenApp
5 30 (4.67%) vSphere
6 26 (4.05%) VMware ESX
6 26 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (3.89%) XenDesktop
8 20 (3.12%) UAG
9 14 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.25%) Xen
10 8 (1.25%) XenServer
11 5 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.47%) Brightmail
12 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.31%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.16%) Novell eDirectory
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 76 (11.84%) SCCM
2 45 (7.01%) SCOM
3 44 (6.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 18 (2.80%) Backup Exec
5 15 (2.34%) SCOrch
6 12 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 11 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.40%) MOM
9 8 (1.25%) WSUS
10 5 (0.78%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.78%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.62%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.47%) SCSM
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.31%) WMI
13 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 361 (56.23%) Microsoft
2 128 (19.94%) Cisco
3 119 (18.54%) VMware
4 80 (12.46%) Citrix
5 57 (8.88%) Symantec
6 52 (8.10%) HP
7 51 (7.94%) Avaya
8 23 (3.58%) EMC
9 22 (3.43%) IBM
10 21 (3.27%) Dell
10 21 (3.27%) NetApp
10 21 (3.27%) Bloomberg
11 19 (2.96%) AppSense
12 18 (2.80%) MobileIron
13 16 (2.49%) Oracle
13 16 (2.49%) IronPort
14 15 (2.34%) Polycom
15 14 (2.18%) McAfee
15 14 (2.18%) RightFax
16 13 (2.02%) CheckPoint
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
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Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £380 - £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £100 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Posted: 2 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour + Up to £26k Per Annum (Perm)
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Rotherham, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
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Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Roc Search
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City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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City, London
Austin Fraser
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London
Experis Ltd
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City of London
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