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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 301 309 423
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +114
Contract jobs citing Lync 322 200 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.46% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.63% 2.64% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 103 100
Average daily rate £402 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.20% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £592
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.37 £22.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% -15.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8862 7568 9093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.26% 17.56% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5471 4343 5044
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 396 415
Average hourly rate £18.35 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 148 £425 +20.14% 31
South East +39 84 £405 -4.70% 33
South West -2 25 £400 +60.00% 14
North West +4 22 £336 - 12
East Midlands -9 13 £450 +125.00% 7
East of England -24 12 £138 -60.71% 7
West Midlands -9 11 £450 +21.62% 6
Yorkshire - 9 £363 - 4
North East - 3 - -
Midlands - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 302 (54.91%) Microsoft
2 252 (45.82%) Windows
3 212 (38.55%) MS Exchange
4 194 (35.27%) Active Directory
5 133 (24.18%) SharePoint
6 121 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 114 (20.73%) Cisco
8 107 (19.45%) VMware
9 98 (17.82%) Migration
10 92 (16.73%) ITIL
11 80 (14.55%) Security Cleared
12 79 (14.36%) MS Excel
13 77 (14.00%) Citrix
13 77 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 75 (13.64%) Unified Communications
15 74 (13.45%) Windows 7
16 73 (13.27%) MS Office
17 72 (13.09%) PowerShell
18 68 (12.36%) Blackberry
18 68 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 65 (11.82%) Finance
19 65 (11.82%) Office 365
20 63 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 63 (11.45%) DNS
21 62 (11.27%) HP
22 61 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2013
23 60 (10.91%) SCOM
24 59 (10.73%) SCCM
25 58 (10.55%) SQL Server
26 57 (10.36%) Telecoms

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 212 (38.55%) MS Exchange
2 133 (24.18%) SharePoint
3 121 (22.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 39 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 38 (6.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
9 24 (4.36%) IIS
10 16 (2.91%) IBM Notes
11 12 (2.18%) Live Communications Server
12 11 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.73%) GroupWise
14 4 (0.73%) Zimbra
15 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.36%) Site Server
Applications
1 79 (14.36%) MS Excel
2 73 (13.27%) MS Office
3 9 (1.64%) MS Project
3 9 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.82%) Office 365
2 11 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.55%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (13.64%) Unified Communications
2 63 (11.45%) DNS
3 51 (9.27%) VoIP
4 48 (8.73%) WAN
5 45 (8.18%) Firewall
6 42 (7.64%) LAN
7 35 (6.36%) TCP/IP
8 34 (6.18%) PBX
8 34 (6.18%) Wireless
9 33 (6.00%) Internet
10 25 (4.55%) VPN
11 24 (4.36%) SAN
12 22 (4.00%) DHCP
13 21 (3.82%) MPLS
14 17 (3.09%) PSTN
15 16 (2.91%) RTP
16 14 (2.55%) NetScaler
17 13 (2.36%) IP Telephony
17 13 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (1.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.82%) MySQL
4 9 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.55%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.55%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (1.09%) MSI
2 4 (0.73%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (11.82%) Finance
2 57 (10.36%) Telecoms
3 39 (7.09%) Banking
4 28 (5.09%) Law
5 21 (3.82%) Legal
6 10 (1.82%) Local Government
6 10 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.64%) Back Office
8 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 3 (0.55%) Retail
10 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.36%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Advertising
11 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 88 (16.00%) Architect
2 73 (13.27%) Analyst
3 70 (12.73%) Consultant
4 50 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 43 (7.82%) Support Engineer
6 37 (6.73%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (2.91%) Support Analyst
8 16 (2.91%) Technical Architect
9 15 (2.73%) Business Analyst
10 14 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (2.55%) Messaging Engineer
10 14 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (2.18%) Support Consultant
11 12 (2.18%) Network Engineer
11 12 (2.18%) Voice Engineer
12 11 (2.00%) Service Analyst
12 11 (2.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (1.82%) Technical Consultant
13 10 (1.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.82%) XMPP
2 16 (2.91%) Application Packaging
3 9 (1.64%) .NET
4 8 (1.45%) Middleware
5 6 (1.09%) Web Services
6 5 (0.91%) XML
7 4 (0.73%) SAML
7 4 (0.73%) XSLT
7 4 (0.73%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.18%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 1 (0.18%) EDIFACT
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) CSS
8 1 (0.18%) WAP
8 1 (0.18%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 68 (12.36%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
2 25 (4.55%) PKI
3 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.45%) Clustering
5 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.27%) Blog
5 7 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.27%) IVR
5 7 (1.27%) Handset
6 6 (1.09%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.09%) iPad
7 5 (0.91%) iPhone
8 4 (0.73%) PMI
8 4 (0.73%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.73%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.73%) FlexPod
8 4 (0.73%) Social Media
9 3 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 252 (45.82%) Windows
2 77 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 74 (13.45%) Windows 7
4 27 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (4.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (3.82%) Windows XP
7 20 (3.64%) Linux
8 10 (1.82%) UNIX
9 9 (1.64%) Android
10 8 (1.45%) Mac OS X
11 6 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 6 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (0.91%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.91%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.82%) Migration
2 92 (16.73%) ITIL
3 47 (8.55%) Project Management
4 34 (6.18%) Service Management
5 33 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (5.45%) PRINCE2
6 30 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 30 (5.45%) Change Management
7 29 (5.27%) Load Balancing
8 24 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (4.18%) CRM
10 21 (3.82%) Mobile Device Management
11 16 (2.91%) Network Load Balancing
12 14 (2.55%) Problem Management
13 13 (2.36%) TOGAF
14 12 (2.18%) Customer Engagement
14 12 (2.18%) Data Protection
15 11 (2.00%) Supplier Management
16 10 (1.82%) ITSM
16 10 (1.82%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (13.09%) PowerShell
2 44 (8.00%) SQL
3 7 (1.27%) VBScript
4 6 (1.09%) C
4 6 (1.09%) LotusScript
5 5 (0.91%) VB
6 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.18%) Korn
7 1 (0.18%) C#
7 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 63 (11.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 41 (7.45%) MCSE
5 24 (4.36%) Degree
6 23 (4.18%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (3.82%) MCITP
8 15 (2.73%) MCP
9 14 (2.55%) CCNP
9 14 (2.55%) MCTS
10 12 (2.18%) DV Cleared
11 11 (2.00%) CCNA
12 10 (1.82%) CCIE
13 9 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.27%) CCEA
15 7 (1.27%) CCA
16 6 (1.09%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.91%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.64%) SLA
2 4 (0.73%) QA
3 3 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.36%) Basel III
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 194 (35.27%) Active Directory
2 68 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.82%) XenApp
5 40 (7.27%) UAG
6 36 (6.55%) vSphere
7 27 (4.91%) XenDesktop
8 25 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (2.73%) VMware ESX
10 14 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (2.00%) Xen
12 9 (1.64%) IAG
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.73%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.55%) XenServer
15 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.36%) Snort
15 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
16 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 60 (10.91%) SCOM
2 59 (10.73%) SCCM
3 20 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 14 (2.55%) SCOrch
5 12 (2.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 7 (1.27%) WSUS
9 6 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.91%) SCSM
11 4 (0.73%) WMI
12 3 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.55%) Novell Identity Manager
12 3 (0.55%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
13 2 (0.36%) MAILsweeper
13 2 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 302 (54.91%) Microsoft
2 114 (20.73%) Cisco
3 107 (19.45%) VMware
4 77 (14.00%) Citrix
5 62 (11.27%) HP
6 41 (7.45%) Avaya
7 28 (5.09%) Symantec
7 28 (5.09%) EMC
8 26 (4.73%) NetApp
9 22 (4.00%) Lotus
10 16 (2.91%) IBM
11 15 (2.73%) Apple
12 14 (2.55%) MobileIron
13 13 (2.36%) Oracle
14 12 (2.18%) Sophos
14 12 (2.18%) Remedy
14 12 (2.18%) AppSense
14 12 (2.18%) RightFax
15 11 (2.00%) Juniper
16 10 (1.82%) Mitel
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £140 - £180 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £360 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 23 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £120 to £140 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 24 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Dimension Data
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Posted: 26 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago