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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 254 340 393
Rank change year-on-year
+86 +53
Contract jobs citing Lync 406 247 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 2.91% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 139 116
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £216 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
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
9328 8500 9413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.85% 17.62% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5723 5146 5343
Average daily rate £376 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 354 462
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +88 198 £400 - 44
South East +56 124 £375 +15.38% 42
North West -3 18 £338 +12.50% 15
South West -35 18 £365 +100.54% 25
Yorkshire +16 16 £200 - 3
West Midlands -12 14 £400 +7.38% 5
East of England -26 11 £120 -56.36% 3
East Midlands +1 5 - - 1
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 406 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 366 (52.89%) Windows
3 270 (39.02%) Active Directory
4 261 (37.72%) MS Exchange
5 193 (27.89%) SharePoint
6 151 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 140 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 132 (19.08%) Windows 7
9 114 (16.47%) Cisco
10 111 (16.04%) VMware
11 106 (15.32%) Migration
11 106 (15.32%) ITIL
12 105 (15.17%) Exchange Server 2013
13 101 (14.60%) MS Excel
14 97 (14.02%) Unified Communications
15 93 (13.44%) Windows Server 2003
16 91 (13.15%) Finance
16 91 (13.15%) Office 365
17 89 (12.86%) MS Office
18 79 (11.42%) Hyper-V
19 77 (11.13%) DNS
19 77 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 76 (10.98%) PowerShell
20 76 (10.98%) SCCM
21 72 (10.40%) Firewall
22 71 (10.26%) Citrix
23 70 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2007
24 62 (8.96%) Symantec
25 61 (8.82%) Telecoms
25 61 (8.82%) SQL Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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
1 261 (37.72%) MS Exchange
2 193 (27.89%) SharePoint
3 151 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (15.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 70 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (6.07%) Exchange Server 2003
7 37 (5.35%) Office Communications Server
8 32 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 32 (4.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 29 (4.19%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (2.75%) IIS
11 17 (2.46%) IBM Notes
12 15 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.45%) MindAlign
14 5 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.58%) Quickr
15 4 (0.58%) Zimbra
15 4 (0.58%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 101 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 89 (12.86%) MS Office
3 8 (1.16%) MS Project
4 6 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.43%) InDesign
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 19 (2.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.30%) Eikon
4 4 (0.58%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 91 (13.15%) Office 365
2 26 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.58%) IaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (14.02%) Unified Communications
2 77 (11.13%) DNS
3 72 (10.40%) Firewall
4 57 (8.24%) SAN
5 47 (6.79%) DHCP
6 42 (6.07%) LAN
7 40 (5.78%) WAN
8 38 (5.49%) VPN
9 31 (4.48%) TCP/IP
10 26 (3.76%) VoIP
11 25 (3.61%) PBX
12 22 (3.18%) Wireless
12 22 (3.18%) NAS
13 19 (2.75%) VLAN
14 18 (2.60%) Internet
15 16 (2.31%) DMZ
16 15 (2.17%) MPLS
17 14 (2.02%) NetScaler
17 14 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
18 12 (1.73%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.72%) MySQL
3 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.58%) EDMS
5 3 (0.43%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) IDOL
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.43%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.29%) MSI
3 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
General
1 91 (13.15%) Finance
2 61 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 54 (7.80%) Banking
4 18 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.02%) Law
6 8 (1.16%) Retail
6 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.16%) Military
7 7 (1.01%) Legal
8 5 (0.72%) Publishing
8 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.58%) Billing
9 4 (0.58%) Advertising
10 3 (0.43%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Local Government
11 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 102 (14.74%) Architect
2 86 (12.43%) Analyst
3 75 (10.84%) Consultant
4 54 (7.80%) Project Manager
5 46 (6.65%) Support Engineer
6 36 (5.20%) Messaging Engineer
7 31 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (3.61%) Technical Architect
9 24 (3.47%) Desktop Support
9 24 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (3.18%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 16 (2.31%) Infrastructure Manager
13 16 (2.31%) 3rd Line Support
14 15 (2.17%) Administrator
14 15 (2.17%) Technical Project Manager
14 15 (2.17%) Voice Engineer
14 15 (2.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.76%) .NET
2 24 (3.47%) XMPP
3 16 (2.31%) Application Packaging
4 7 (1.01%) HTML
4 7 (1.01%) Middleware
5 4 (0.58%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.43%) Flash
6 3 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.29%) HTML5
7 2 (0.29%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.29%) CSS
8 1 (0.14%) Web Services
8 1 (0.14%) XML
8 1 (0.14%) J2EE
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) WAP
8 1 (0.14%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.14%) WCF
8 1 (0.14%) LINQ
8 1 (0.14%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 55 (7.95%) Clustering
3 40 (5.78%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.30%) iPhone
5 9 (1.30%) IVR
5 9 (1.30%) iPad
6 8 (1.16%) Handset
7 6 (0.87%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.87%) Replication
7 6 (0.87%) E-Learning
8 5 (0.72%) Video Editing
8 5 (0.72%) FMCG
8 5 (0.72%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.58%) User Experience
9 4 (0.58%) PKI
9 4 (0.58%) IPTV
9 4 (0.58%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 366 (52.89%) Windows
2 140 (20.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 132 (19.08%) Windows 7
4 93 (13.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (7.37%) Windows XP
7 24 (3.47%) Windows 8
8 21 (3.03%) Android
9 14 (2.02%) Linux
10 12 (1.73%) Solaris
11 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.87%) UNIX
13 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.58%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) NetWare
16 1 (0.14%) SUSE
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (15.32%) Migration
1 106 (15.32%) ITIL
2 46 (6.65%) Project Management
3 34 (4.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (4.19%) Change Management
5 28 (4.05%) PRINCE2
6 27 (3.90%) Service Delivery
7 26 (3.76%) Service Management
8 22 (3.18%) CRM
9 21 (3.03%) Load Balancing
9 21 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (2.89%) Mentoring
11 16 (2.31%) Incident Management
11 16 (2.31%) Data Protection
12 15 (2.17%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (2.17%) Asset Management
13 13 (1.88%) TOGAF
13 13 (1.88%) Mobile Device Management
14 12 (1.73%) Capacity Planning
14 12 (1.73%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 76 (10.98%) PowerShell
2 56 (8.09%) SQL
3 12 (1.73%) Shell Script
3 12 (1.73%) Java
4 10 (1.45%) Perl
5 7 (1.01%) VBScript
6 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.29%) C
7 2 (0.29%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (7.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (6.79%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.92%) MCSE
4 29 (4.19%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.60%) MCITP
6 13 (1.88%) Degree
7 9 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 6 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.87%) PMP
10 6 (0.87%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.72%) APMP
12 4 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.58%) MCSA
13 3 (0.43%) CCIE
13 3 (0.43%) CCNP
13 3 (0.43%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.02%) SLA
2 12 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.58%) QA
4 3 (0.43%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) BS7799
4 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 270 (39.02%) Active Directory
2 79 (11.42%) Hyper-V
3 45 (6.50%) XenApp
4 38 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (4.05%) vSphere
6 26 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.32%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.17%) UAG
11 14 (2.02%) XenServer
12 6 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.72%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.72%) Xen
14 3 (0.43%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.43%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.14%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 1 (0.14%) Novell eDirectory
16 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 76 (10.98%) SCCM
2 46 (6.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 40 (5.78%) SCOM
4 19 (2.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (2.31%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.88%) MOM
6 13 (1.88%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (0.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (0.87%) WSUS
9 5 (0.72%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.72%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (0.29%) SCSM
12 2 (0.29%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.29%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 406 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 114 (16.47%) Cisco
3 111 (16.04%) VMware
4 71 (10.26%) Citrix
5 62 (8.96%) Symantec
6 48 (6.94%) Avaya
7 43 (6.21%) HP
8 31 (4.48%) Dell
9 26 (3.76%) AppSense
10 22 (3.18%) Bloomberg
11 19 (2.75%) IBM
12 17 (2.46%) Lotus
12 17 (2.46%) Remedy
13 16 (2.31%) Polycom
14 15 (2.17%) CheckPoint
14 15 (2.17%) Oracle
14 15 (2.17%) IronPort
15 14 (2.02%) MobileIron
16 13 (1.88%) NetApp
17 12 (1.73%) EMC
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