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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 296 265 331
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +66
Contract jobs citing Lync 316 376 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.82% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.68% 4.48% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 219 142
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £149 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £10.70 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £65.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
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
8588 8395 7989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.20% 18.21% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5621 5282 4827
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 291 299
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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 -27 141 £400 +12.67% 64
South East -79 43 £375 +7.14% 24
North West +21 41 £320 - 12
Yorkshire +3 24 £540 +109.70% 10
West Midlands +4 23 £450 +16.12% 8
East of England -10 18 £200 -24.52% 8
South West +5 15 £375 +50.00% 10
East Midlands -16 5 £388 +87.87% 2
North East -32 3 £525 +90.90% 2
Midlands - 2 £500 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 365 (55.22%) Microsoft
2 289 (43.72%) Windows
3 265 (40.09%) Active Directory
4 215 (32.53%) MS Exchange
5 193 (29.20%) Office 365
6 169 (25.57%) Windows Server
7 167 (25.26%) Skype
8 150 (22.69%) Migration
9 146 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 141 (21.33%) SharePoint
11 132 (19.97%) VMware
12 125 (18.91%) ITIL
13 105 (15.89%) MS Excel
14 104 (15.73%) Cisco
15 97 (14.67%) MS Office
16 96 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
17 92 (13.92%) Citrix
18 91 (13.77%) PowerShell
19 87 (13.16%) Windows 7
20 84 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
21 78 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 75 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
23 73 (11.04%) Security Cleared
24 71 (10.74%) DNS
25 70 (10.59%) SCCM
26 67 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
27 66 (9.98%) Project Management
28 65 (9.83%) Finance
29 63 (9.53%) SQL Server
29 63 (9.53%) Unified Communications

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 215 (32.53%) MS Exchange
2 146 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 141 (21.33%) SharePoint
4 96 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 55 (8.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 39 (5.90%) IIS
7 37 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 28 (4.24%) Office Communications Server
9 26 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (2.27%) IBM Notes
12 13 (1.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (1.36%) IBM Domino
14 5 (0.76%) Confluence
14 5 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.61%) CMS
15 4 (0.61%) Drupal
16 1 (0.15%) Apache
16 1 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 105 (15.89%) MS Excel
2 97 (14.67%) MS Office
3 14 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.45%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.51%) Unit4 Business World
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.61%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 193 (29.20%) Office 365
2 42 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.18%) Yammer
4 10 (1.51%) Google Apps
5 9 (1.36%) IaaS
5 9 (1.36%) OneDrive
5 9 (1.36%) SaaS
6 7 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.06%) PaaS
7 5 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.15%) Force.com
10 1 (0.15%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 167 (25.26%) Skype
2 71 (10.74%) DNS
3 63 (9.53%) Unified Communications
4 62 (9.38%) LAN
5 60 (9.08%) WAN
6 59 (8.93%) Firewall
7 48 (7.26%) VPN
8 44 (6.66%) VoIP
9 42 (6.35%) DHCP
10 30 (4.54%) WebEx
11 29 (4.39%) Internet
12 27 (4.08%) NetScaler
13 26 (3.93%) TCP/IP
14 23 (3.48%) Network Security
15 19 (2.87%) Wireless
16 17 (2.57%) PBX
17 15 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (2.27%) MPLS
17 15 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.21%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.06%) EDRMS
6 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Jenkins
1 4 (0.61%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.15%) Protractor
3 1 (0.15%) Selenium
3 1 (0.15%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.15%) WebDriver
General
1 65 (9.83%) Finance
2 37 (5.60%) Advertising
3 34 (5.14%) Banking
4 26 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.72%) Legal
6 15 (2.27%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.82%) Law
8 8 (1.21%) Local Government
9 7 (1.06%) Front Office
9 7 (1.06%) Retail
10 6 (0.91%) Back Office
10 6 (0.91%) Marketing
11 5 (0.76%) Automotive
11 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.76%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 75 (11.35%) Analyst
2 73 (11.04%) Consultant
3 66 (9.98%) Architect
4 56 (8.47%) Support Engineer
5 52 (7.87%) Lync Engineer
6 49 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 35 (5.30%) Lync Consultant
9 34 (5.14%) Exchange Engineer
10 32 (4.84%) Desktop Support
10 32 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
11 31 (4.69%) Messaging Engineer
12 28 (4.24%) Support Analyst
13 27 (4.08%) Exchange Consultant
14 23 (3.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (3.03%) Office 365 Engineer
17 19 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
18 18 (2.72%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.57%) .NET
2 9 (1.36%) XMPP
3 8 (1.21%) CSS
3 8 (1.21%) RSS
4 6 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.76%) COM
5 5 (0.76%) Web Services
6 3 (0.45%) MAPI
7 2 (0.30%) Ajax
7 2 (0.30%) HTML
7 2 (0.30%) HTML5
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (0.15%) jQuery
8 1 (0.15%) Middleware
8 1 (0.15%) WCF
8 1 (0.15%) WPF
8 1 (0.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
2 61 (9.23%) Blackberry
3 36 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 28 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (3.93%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.97%) iPhone
7 10 (1.51%) Clustering
8 9 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 8 (1.21%) PMI
10 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.06%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.06%) User Experience
11 6 (0.91%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.91%) iPad
11 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.91%) PKI
11 6 (0.91%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.76%) CMDB
13 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 289 (43.72%) Windows
2 169 (25.57%) Windows Server
3 87 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 84 (12.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (11.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (5.14%) Windows 8
8 24 (3.63%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.72%) Android
10 12 (1.82%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.66%) Linux
12 6 (0.91%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.91%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.61%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.45%) CoreOS
15 3 (0.45%) Unix
16 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (22.69%) Migration
2 125 (18.91%) ITIL
3 66 (9.98%) Project Management
4 56 (8.47%) Change Management
5 38 (5.75%) PRINCE2
6 34 (5.14%) Service Management
7 33 (4.99%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (2.72%) TOGAF
10 17 (2.57%) Capacity Management
11 16 (2.42%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.42%) ITSM
12 15 (2.27%) Problem Management
13 14 (2.12%) PRINCE
14 13 (1.97%) Configuration Management
14 13 (1.97%) Infrastructure Management
14 13 (1.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (1.82%) Asset Management
15 12 (1.82%) ITIL V3
15 12 (1.82%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 91 (13.77%) PowerShell
2 62 (9.38%) SQL
3 13 (1.97%) C#
3 13 (1.97%) JavaScript
3 13 (1.97%) Python
4 11 (1.66%) C
5 10 (1.51%) C++
6 2 (0.30%) Java
7 1 (0.15%) Perl
7 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 73 (11.04%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (5.60%) MCSE
5 24 (3.63%) MCP
6 23 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (3.33%) Degree
8 17 (2.57%) PMI Certification
9 15 (2.27%) MCITP
10 14 (2.12%) CCNA
10 14 (2.12%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.82%) CCNP
11 12 (1.82%) CISSP
12 10 (1.51%) APMP
12 10 (1.51%) PMP
13 9 (1.36%) CCIE
14 8 (1.21%) MCSA
15 7 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.75%) SLA
2 8 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.45%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 265 (40.09%) Active Directory
2 78 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.96%) XenApp
5 36 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 34 (5.14%) XenServer
7 26 (3.93%) vSphere
8 23 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.36%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.36%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.36%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.91%) Xen
12 5 (0.76%) Brightmail
12 5 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.61%) MetaFrame
13 4 (0.61%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 70 (10.59%) SCCM
2 24 (3.63%) SCOM
3 20 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (1.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (1.51%) WSUS
6 9 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 8 (1.21%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (1.06%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.91%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.91%) SCSM
9 6 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.61%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.61%) Nagios
11 3 (0.45%) Icinga
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.45%) Puppet
12 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
12 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 365 (55.22%) Microsoft
2 132 (19.97%) VMware
3 104 (15.73%) Cisco
4 92 (13.92%) Citrix
5 47 (7.11%) Polycom
6 43 (6.51%) Symantec
7 34 (5.14%) Dell
8 30 (4.54%) HP
9 22 (3.33%) Avaya
10 19 (2.87%) NetApp
11 18 (2.72%) Google
11 18 (2.72%) Remedy
12 17 (2.57%) IronPort
13 16 (2.42%) Juniper
13 16 (2.42%) Lotus
13 16 (2.42%) Mitel
14 15 (2.27%) F5
15 14 (2.12%) Adobe
16 13 (1.97%) Apple
16 13 (1.97%) AppSense
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