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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 252 307 358
Rank change year-on-year
+55 +51
Contract jobs citing Lync 375 261 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.57% 0.40%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.34% 3.21% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 128 86
Average daily rate
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£375 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% +0.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.20 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -30.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £15.50 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £25.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -30.83%
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
8633 8132 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.63% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5357 4883 4275
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 296 386
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.46 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

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 4 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 4 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 4 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 +49 163 £375 -9.63% 67
South East +7 129 £375 -16.66% 37
East Midlands +15 15 £300 - 11
East of England +5 15 £450 +136.84% 7
South West -11 15 £413 +3.12% 14
West Midlands -6 11 £350 +125.80% 7
North West -13 11 £438 +18.24% 9
Yorkshire -9 9 £325 -45.83% 3
North East +8 6 - -
Midlands - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 446 (53.35%) Microsoft
2 389 (46.53%) Windows
3 383 (45.81%) Active Directory
4 287 (34.33%) MS Exchange
5 259 (30.98%) SharePoint
6 200 (23.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 170 (20.33%) Migration
8 163 (19.50%) Cisco
9 152 (18.18%) Office 365
10 149 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
11 135 (16.15%) VMware
12 133 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 133 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 119 (14.23%) Windows 7
14 117 (14.00%) SQL
15 116 (13.88%) Hyper-V
16 114 (13.64%) MS Office
17 112 (13.40%) MS Excel
18 108 (12.92%) ITIL
19 106 (12.68%) SCCM
20 105 (12.56%) Clustering
21 102 (12.20%) DNS
22 90 (10.77%) Finance
23 84 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
24 79 (9.45%) Firewall
24 79 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
25 78 (9.33%) Citrix
26 76 (9.09%) Blackberry
27 73 (8.73%) PowerShell
28 71 (8.49%) Office Communications Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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
1 287 (34.33%) MS Exchange
2 259 (30.98%) SharePoint
3 200 (23.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 133 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 71 (8.49%) Office Communications Server
6 68 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 67 (8.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 58 (6.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 53 (6.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 45 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 39 (4.67%) BizTalk Server
12 38 (4.55%) IIS
13 14 (1.67%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.48%) Node.js
15 4 (0.48%) MindAlign
15 4 (0.48%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.36%) Apache
16 3 (0.36%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.36%) CMS
Applications
1 114 (13.64%) MS Office
2 112 (13.40%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.48%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.12%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (5.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (4.90%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (1.20%) Eikon
4 6 (0.72%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 152 (18.18%) Office 365
2 45 (5.38%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.56%) Yammer
5 12 (1.44%) IaaS
6 8 (0.96%) SaaS
7 7 (0.84%) PaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 102 (12.20%) DNS
2 79 (9.45%) Firewall
3 71 (8.49%) Unified Communications
4 65 (7.78%) LAN
5 61 (7.30%) SAN
5 61 (7.30%) VPN
6 57 (6.82%) WAN
7 46 (5.50%) DHCP
8 38 (4.55%) VoIP
8 38 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 29 (3.47%) PBX
10 26 (3.11%) Wireless
11 25 (2.99%) LDAP
12 24 (2.87%) VLAN
13 21 (2.51%) NAS
14 18 (2.15%) IP Telephony
14 18 (2.15%) Internet
14 18 (2.15%) MPLS
15 17 (2.03%) H.323
16 13 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.48%) EDRMS
4 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.24%) EDMS
6 1 (0.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) MS Access
6 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (0.60%) JIRA
2 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (10.77%) Finance
2 65 (7.78%) Telecoms
3 48 (5.74%) Banking
4 20 (2.39%) Law
4 20 (2.39%) Legal
5 10 (1.20%) Retail
6 9 (1.08%) Back Office
6 9 (1.08%) Publishing
7 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.60%) Marketing
8 5 (0.60%) Billing
9 4 (0.48%) Automotive
9 4 (0.48%) Military
9 4 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
9 4 (0.48%) French Language
9 4 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
9 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 113 (13.52%) Architect
2 103 (12.32%) Consultant
3 96 (11.48%) Analyst
4 71 (8.49%) Support Engineer
5 44 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (5.02%) Technical Architect
7 40 (4.78%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (4.19%) Desktop Support
9 34 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 28 (3.35%) Business Analyst
11 27 (3.23%) Messaging Engineer
11 27 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
12 24 (2.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (2.75%) Service Analyst
13 23 (2.75%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (2.63%) Administrator
14 22 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
15 19 (2.27%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (6.46%) .NET
2 37 (4.43%) Application Packaging
3 30 (3.59%) XMPP
4 9 (1.08%) HTML
4 9 (1.08%) Middleware
5 8 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.96%) SOAP
5 8 (0.96%) Web Services
6 6 (0.72%) .NET Framework
6 6 (0.72%) XML
6 6 (0.72%) CSS
7 4 (0.48%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.48%) ExpressJS
7 4 (0.48%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.48%) CGI
8 3 (0.36%) XSL
8 3 (0.36%) Ajax
8 3 (0.36%) JSON
8 3 (0.36%) REST
9 2 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 105 (12.56%) Clustering
2 76 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 67 (8.01%) Video Conferencing
4 31 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (1.91%) PKI
6 14 (1.67%) iPhone
7 13 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.32%) User Experience
9 10 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (0.96%) iPad
10 8 (0.96%) Smartphone
10 8 (0.96%) NHS
11 6 (0.72%) Data Integration
11 6 (0.72%) Reference Data
11 6 (0.72%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.72%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.60%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.60%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.48%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.36%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 389 (46.53%) Windows
2 149 (17.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 133 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 119 (14.23%) Windows 7
5 79 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (4.07%) Windows 8
7 33 (3.95%) Windows XP
8 25 (2.99%) Linux
9 21 (2.51%) Android
10 19 (2.27%) UNIX
11 13 (1.56%) Solaris
12 9 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.84%) Windows 2000
13 7 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.72%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.60%) VMS
15 5 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.48%) CentOS
16 4 (0.48%) HPUX
17 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (20.33%) Migration
2 108 (12.92%) ITIL
3 60 (7.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 51 (6.10%) Project Management
5 50 (5.98%) CRM
6 37 (4.43%) Service Delivery
7 34 (4.07%) Change Management
8 33 (3.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (3.23%) Load Balancing
10 25 (2.99%) PRINCE2
11 23 (2.75%) Incident Management
12 19 (2.27%) Service Management
12 19 (2.27%) SOA
12 19 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (2.15%) Enterprise Architecture
14 17 (2.03%) Mentoring
15 14 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (1.08%) Data Modelling
16 9 (1.08%) GAP Analysis
16 9 (1.08%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.00%) SQL
2 73 (8.73%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 11 (1.32%) C#
5 9 (1.08%) Java
5 9 (1.08%) VBScript
6 8 (0.96%) VB
6 8 (0.96%) Perl
7 7 (0.84%) C
8 4 (0.48%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 84 (10.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (7.66%) Security Cleared
3 63 (7.54%) MCSE
4 38 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 28 (3.35%) Degree
6 24 (2.87%) MCITP
7 22 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.15%) MCSA
9 17 (2.03%) MCTS
10 15 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (1.56%) VCP4
12 11 (1.32%) CCNA
12 11 (1.32%) MCP
12 11 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.08%) CCNP
14 8 (0.96%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.72%) ISEB
15 6 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.60%) CCA
16 5 (0.60%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.23%) SLA
2 12 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 9 (1.08%) QA
5 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 383 (45.81%) Active Directory
2 116 (13.88%) Hyper-V
3 63 (7.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (4.07%) XenApp
5 32 (3.83%) vSphere
6 18 (2.15%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (1.79%) UAG
8 14 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
9 10 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 7 (0.84%) XenServer
11 5 (0.60%) Xen
11 5 (0.60%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.48%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.24%) NFS
14 1 (0.12%) Squid
14 1 (0.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 106 (12.68%) SCCM
2 57 (6.82%) SCOM
3 18 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 17 (2.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 17 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (1.20%) WSUS
6 9 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 6 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.60%) MOM
9 5 (0.60%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.48%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 3 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 446 (53.35%) Microsoft
2 163 (19.50%) Cisco
3 135 (16.15%) VMware
4 78 (9.33%) Citrix
5 64 (7.66%) HP
6 45 (5.38%) Avaya
7 40 (4.78%) Symantec
8 26 (3.11%) Dell
9 20 (2.39%) EMC
9 20 (2.39%) Oracle
10 19 (2.27%) Polycom
10 19 (2.27%) SolarWinds
11 17 (2.03%) Remedy
11 17 (2.03%) Lotus
12 16 (1.91%) AppSense
13 15 (1.79%) McAfee
14 13 (1.56%) Red Hat
14 13 (1.56%) Sophos
14 13 (1.56%) Bloomberg
14 13 (1.56%) CheckPoint
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Rate: £19000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £140 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £22 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford, Kent
Clear Edge Consulting
Rate: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leicester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Dorset
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City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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