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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 294 300 372
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +72
Contract jobs citing Lync 308 268 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.49% 3.34% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 166 124
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 £162 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £41.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +58.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £24.40 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £49.20 £36.50
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
8816 8021 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.86% 17.24% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5312 4651 5282
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 417 426
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +37 172 £380 -9.68% 48
South East +8 71 £325 -4.41% 38
North West +4 17 £310 -4.61% 9
East Midlands +6 15 £320 +21.90% 8
East of England -39 13 £130 -42.22% 8
South West -28 12 £405 -18.59% 10
Yorkshire +1 6 - - 8
West Midlands -19 2 £315 -3.07% 3
Midlands - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 342 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 329 (53.24%) Windows
3 242 (39.16%) Active Directory
4 228 (36.89%) MS Exchange
5 162 (26.21%) SharePoint
6 136 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 128 (20.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 127 (20.55%) Cisco
9 110 (17.80%) VMware
10 107 (17.31%) Finance
11 105 (16.99%) ITIL
12 103 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 94 (15.21%) MS Excel
14 92 (14.89%) Migration
15 91 (14.72%) Unified Communications
16 84 (13.59%) MS Office
17 81 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
18 79 (12.78%) Citrix
19 74 (11.97%) SCCM
20 73 (11.81%) PowerShell
21 71 (11.49%) Firewall
21 71 (11.49%) DNS
22 70 (11.33%) Hyper-V
23 67 (10.84%) Security Cleared
24 66 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
24 66 (10.68%) SQL Server
25 65 (10.52%) Telecoms
26 61 (9.87%) SAN
26 61 (9.87%) Office 365
27 59 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 228 (36.89%) MS Exchange
2 162 (26.21%) SharePoint
3 128 (20.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 54 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (5.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 23 (3.72%) Office Communications Server
9 21 (3.40%) IIS
10 17 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 10 (1.62%) MindAlign
13 8 (1.29%) IBM Notes
14 7 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.65%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.65%) Live Communications Server
15 4 (0.65%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.65%) Zimbra
16 3 (0.49%) Quickr
16 3 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 94 (15.21%) MS Excel
2 84 (13.59%) MS Office
3 12 (1.94%) MS Project
4 7 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.49%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.32%) InDesign
8 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.16%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 15 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.49%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.87%) Office 365
2 14 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.49%) PaaS
4 3 (0.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 91 (14.72%) Unified Communications
2 71 (11.49%) Firewall
2 71 (11.49%) DNS
3 61 (9.87%) SAN
4 52 (8.41%) WAN
5 48 (7.77%) LAN
6 39 (6.31%) DHCP
6 39 (6.31%) TCP/IP
7 37 (5.99%) VPN
7 37 (5.99%) VoIP
8 35 (5.66%) PBX
9 27 (4.37%) Wireless
10 23 (3.72%) NAS
11 22 (3.56%) VLAN
12 21 (3.40%) MPLS
13 18 (2.91%) Internet
14 15 (2.43%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.10%) IP Telephony
16 12 (1.94%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (1.94%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.29%) MySQL
4 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.65%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.49%) EDMS
7 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.16%) IDOL
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.32%) MSI
4 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (17.31%) Finance
2 65 (10.52%) Telecoms
3 56 (9.06%) Banking
4 19 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.43%) Law
6 9 (1.46%) Legal
7 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.97%) Military
9 4 (0.65%) Publishing
9 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.49%) Retail
10 3 (0.49%) Billing
10 3 (0.49%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (12.46%) Architect
2 72 (11.65%) Analyst
3 65 (10.52%) Consultant
4 55 (8.90%) Project Manager
5 38 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 28 (4.53%) Messaging Engineer
7 26 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
9 19 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (3.07%) Support Analyst
10 17 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
10 17 (2.75%) Voice Engineer
11 15 (2.43%) Administrator
11 15 (2.43%) Desktop Support
12 13 (2.10%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.10%) Service Analyst
12 13 (2.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 13 (2.10%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (1.94%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.91%) XMPP
2 16 (2.59%) .NET
3 7 (1.13%) Middleware
4 5 (0.81%) HTML
5 4 (0.65%) Web Services
5 4 (0.65%) Application Packaging
6 3 (0.49%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.49%) XML
6 3 (0.49%) Flash
7 2 (0.32%) SAML
7 2 (0.32%) XSLT
7 2 (0.32%) HTML5
8 1 (0.16%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.16%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.16%) J2EE
8 1 (0.16%) EDI
8 1 (0.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.93%) Blackberry
2 39 (6.31%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (4.53%) Clustering
4 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.13%) Handset
5 7 (1.13%) Replication
5 7 (1.13%) E-Learning
5 7 (1.13%) IVR
5 7 (1.13%) PKI
6 5 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 5 (0.81%) Video Editing
6 5 (0.81%) PMI
7 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.65%) IPTV
7 4 (0.65%) FMCG
7 4 (0.65%) Blog
7 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.65%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.49%) iPad
8 3 (0.49%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 329 (53.24%) Windows
2 136 (22.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 66 (10.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (7.93%) Windows XP
7 17 (2.75%) Linux
7 17 (2.75%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.94%) Android
8 12 (1.94%) Solaris
8 12 (1.94%) UNIX
9 7 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (0.97%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) NetWare
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.99%) ITIL
2 92 (14.89%) Migration
3 52 (8.41%) Project Management
4 37 (5.99%) Change Management
5 36 (5.83%) Service Delivery
6 33 (5.34%) Service Management
6 33 (5.34%) PRINCE2
7 31 (5.02%) Load Balancing
8 26 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (4.05%) CRM
10 16 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 16 (2.59%) Asset Management
10 16 (2.59%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (2.43%) Problem Management
11 15 (2.43%) Data Protection
12 14 (2.27%) TOGAF
12 14 (2.27%) Incident Management
12 14 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (2.10%) Capacity Management
14 10 (1.62%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.81%) PowerShell
2 49 (7.93%) SQL
3 12 (1.94%) Shell Script
4 11 (1.78%) Java
5 10 (1.62%) Perl
6 6 (0.97%) VBScript
7 3 (0.49%) C
7 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 67 (10.84%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (8.09%) SC Cleared
4 44 (7.12%) MCSE
5 22 (3.56%) MCITP
6 16 (2.59%) Degree
6 16 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.10%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.78%) CCNP
10 10 (1.62%) CCIE
10 10 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 9 (1.46%) MCP
12 8 (1.29%) PMI Certification
13 7 (1.13%) MCTS
14 6 (0.97%) PMP
14 6 (0.97%) CCNA
15 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.81%) BC Cleared
15 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.40%) SLA
2 5 (0.81%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) BS7799
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) Basel III
4 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 242 (39.16%) Active Directory
2 70 (11.33%) Hyper-V
3 46 (7.44%) XenApp
3 46 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (4.85%) vSphere
5 26 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (3.88%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.07%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.91%) UAG
9 13 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (1.29%) Xen
10 8 (1.29%) XenServer
11 5 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.49%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.32%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.32%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.16%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 74 (11.97%) SCCM
2 44 (7.12%) SCOM
3 39 (6.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 18 (2.91%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.59%) SCOrch
6 11 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (1.29%) WSUS
9 7 (1.13%) MOM
10 5 (0.81%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.65%) SCSM
11 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
12 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.32%) WMI
13 2 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 342 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 127 (20.55%) Cisco
3 110 (17.80%) VMware
4 79 (12.78%) Citrix
5 51 (8.25%) HP
5 51 (8.25%) Symantec
6 48 (7.77%) Avaya
7 23 (3.72%) EMC
8 22 (3.56%) IBM
9 21 (3.40%) NetApp
10 20 (3.24%) Bloomberg
10 20 (3.24%) Dell
11 18 (2.91%) AppSense
11 18 (2.91%) MobileIron
12 16 (2.59%) IronPort
12 16 (2.59%) Oracle
13 14 (2.27%) McAfee
13 14 (2.27%) Polycom
14 13 (2.10%) RightFax
14 13 (2.10%) Remedy
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City of London
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Experis Ltd
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Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
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City, London
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Next Ventures Ltd
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Reading
Next Ventures Limited
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London
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