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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 227 290 315
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +25
Contract jobs citing Lync 464 302 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.94% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.14% 3.63% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 168 124
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £519 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £22.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -25.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.63 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £19.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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
9028 8314 7573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.35% 17.33% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5701 5224 4334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 291 437
Average hourly rate £20.09 £18.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -15.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +25 203 £350 -17.64% 62
South East +26 104 £350 -9.09% 32
South West +34 40 £278 -30.71% 9
West Midlands +20 35 £344 -23.61% 6
East of England +25 25 £425 +209.09% 10
Yorkshire 0 23 £325 -10.34% 8
East Midlands -20 13 £277 -23.05% 2
North West -31 11 £238 -9.09% 14
North East -7 4 - - 5
Midlands - 4 £238 -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 403 (48.09%) Microsoft
2 401 (47.85%) Windows
3 361 (43.08%) Active Directory
4 264 (31.50%) MS Exchange
5 209 (24.94%) SharePoint
6 179 (21.36%) Office 365
7 174 (20.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 159 (18.97%) Migration
9 148 (17.66%) Cisco
10 142 (16.95%) VMware
11 139 (16.59%) MS Excel
12 135 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 131 (15.63%) MS Office
14 129 (15.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 117 (13.96%) SCCM
16 115 (13.72%) ITIL
17 113 (13.48%) Windows 7
18 111 (13.25%) Unified Communications
19 106 (12.65%) DNS
20 100 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
21 93 (11.10%) SQL
22 92 (10.98%) Finance
23 90 (10.74%) SQL Server
24 89 (10.62%) Hyper-V
25 86 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
25 86 (10.26%) Citrix
26 83 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
27 77 (9.19%) PowerShell
28 73 (8.71%) Project Management
29 72 (8.59%) Firewall

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 264 (31.50%) MS Exchange
2 209 (24.94%) SharePoint
3 174 (20.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 100 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 55 (6.56%) Office Communications Server
7 43 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (4.77%) IIS
9 36 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 21 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 17 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (1.91%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.60%) MindAlign
15 4 (0.48%) Live Communications Server
15 4 (0.48%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.48%) CMS
15 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.36%) GroupWise
17 2 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 139 (16.59%) MS Excel
2 131 (15.63%) MS Office
3 6 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.24%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 34 (4.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.60%) Eikon
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 179 (21.36%) Office 365
2 35 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.03%) IaaS
4 15 (1.79%) PaaS
5 13 (1.55%) Yammer
6 10 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.84%) SaaS
7 7 (0.84%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 111 (13.25%) Unified Communications
2 106 (12.65%) DNS
3 72 (8.59%) Firewall
3 72 (8.59%) LAN
4 66 (7.88%) VPN
5 63 (7.52%) WAN
6 54 (6.44%) DHCP
7 48 (5.73%) VoIP
8 42 (5.01%) SAN
9 34 (4.06%) PBX
10 32 (3.82%) LDAP
11 29 (3.46%) VLAN
12 28 (3.34%) Wireless
13 24 (2.86%) Internet
14 22 (2.63%) TCP/IP
15 20 (2.39%) IP Telephony
15 20 (2.39%) NAS
16 19 (2.27%) MPLS
17 18 (2.15%) Skype
18 16 (1.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.48%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.48%) EDMS
6 3 (0.36%) MySQL
6 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.12%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.36%) JIRA
2 2 (0.24%) MSI
3 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 92 (10.98%) Finance
2 42 (5.01%) Telecoms
3 31 (3.70%) Banking
4 21 (2.51%) Retail
5 18 (2.15%) Legal
6 12 (1.43%) Law
6 12 (1.43%) Back Office
7 7 (0.84%) Advertising
8 6 (0.72%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.72%) Marketing
9 5 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.60%) French Language
10 4 (0.48%) Front Office
11 3 (0.36%) Electronics
11 3 (0.36%) Automotive
11 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.36%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (11.22%) Consultant
2 90 (10.74%) Support Engineer
3 82 (9.79%) Analyst
4 65 (7.76%) Architect
4 65 (7.76%) Project Manager
5 48 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (5.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 38 (4.53%) Desktop Support
8 36 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (3.46%) Desktop Engineer
10 26 (3.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 24 (2.86%) Service Analyst
11 24 (2.86%) Communications Engineer
12 23 (2.74%) Service Desk Analyst
12 23 (2.74%) Administrator
13 22 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (2.39%) Technical Manager
14 20 (2.39%) Technical Project Manager
15 19 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
15 19 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.22%) .NET
2 21 (2.51%) XMPP
3 10 (1.19%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.07%) Middleware
5 7 (0.84%) HTML
5 7 (0.84%) Application Packaging
6 6 (0.72%) Ajax
6 6 (0.72%) Web Services
6 6 (0.72%) XML
6 6 (0.72%) XSL
7 5 (0.60%) MAPI
8 4 (0.48%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.36%) COM
10 2 (0.24%) WPF
10 2 (0.24%) SOAP
11 1 (0.12%) VXML
11 1 (0.12%) XHTML
11 1 (0.12%) CSS
11 1 (0.12%) LAMP
11 1 (0.12%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.40%) Video Conferencing
2 58 (6.92%) Clustering
3 57 (6.80%) Blackberry
4 28 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.39%) PKI
6 18 (2.15%) iPhone
7 11 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.31%) User Experience
8 9 (1.07%) NHS
8 9 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.07%) Smartphone
9 7 (0.84%) iPad
9 7 (0.84%) Public Cloud
10 6 (0.72%) Fat Client
10 6 (0.72%) Thin Client
11 5 (0.60%) PMI
11 5 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.48%) IVR
12 4 (0.48%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 401 (47.85%) Windows
2 135 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (15.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 113 (13.48%) Windows 7
5 69 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (4.18%) Windows 8
7 32 (3.82%) Windows XP
8 27 (3.22%) Linux
9 26 (3.10%) Android
10 20 (2.39%) UNIX
11 10 (1.19%) Solaris
12 8 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.60%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.48%) HPUX
17 3 (0.36%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (18.97%) Migration
2 115 (13.72%) ITIL
3 73 (8.71%) Project Management
4 44 (5.25%) CRM
5 41 (4.89%) PRINCE2
6 35 (4.18%) Change Management
7 33 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 25 (2.98%) Incident Management
9 25 (2.98%) Service Delivery
10 23 (2.74%) Mentoring
11 19 (2.27%) Load Balancing
12 18 (2.15%) Service Management
12 18 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (1.79%) Supplier Management
14 14 (1.67%) Problem Management
14 14 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (1.43%) Validation
16 11 (1.31%) Performance Tuning
16 11 (1.31%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.10%) SQL
2 77 (9.19%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.31%) C
3 11 (1.31%) C#
4 10 (1.19%) VBScript
5 9 (1.07%) Shell Script
6 8 (0.95%) Java
6 8 (0.95%) Perl
7 5 (0.60%) VB
8 4 (0.48%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 83 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (7.64%) MCSE
3 61 (7.28%) Security Cleared
4 49 (5.85%) SC Cleared
5 29 (3.46%) MCSA
6 26 (3.10%) MCITP
7 24 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.86%) MCTS
7 24 (2.86%) Degree
8 15 (1.79%) CCNA
9 10 (1.19%) CCIE
10 9 (1.07%) MCP
11 8 (0.95%) CCNP
11 8 (0.95%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.84%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.72%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Certified Master
15 4 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.63%) SLA
2 14 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.31%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 361 (43.08%) Active Directory
2 89 (10.62%) Hyper-V
3 86 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (4.42%) vSphere
5 36 (4.30%) XenApp
6 24 (2.86%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.03%) VMware ESX
8 16 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.19%) UAG
12 8 (0.95%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.72%) XenServer
14 5 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.60%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.48%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.48%) Xen
16 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.36%) Samba
17 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 117 (13.96%) SCCM
2 54 (6.44%) SCOM
3 23 (2.74%) AirWatch
4 20 (2.39%) Cisco CUCM
5 18 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 13 (1.55%) WSUS
7 12 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.07%) Backup Exec
10 8 (0.95%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 6 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.72%) OVSD
13 5 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
14 4 (0.48%) vMotion
14 4 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
14 4 (0.48%) ARCserve
15 3 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
15 3 (0.36%) OpenView
15 3 (0.36%) SCSM
Vendors
1 403 (48.09%) Microsoft
2 148 (17.66%) Cisco
3 142 (16.95%) VMware
4 86 (10.26%) Citrix
5 49 (5.85%) HP
6 42 (5.01%) Avaya
7 31 (3.70%) Symantec
8 19 (2.27%) Oracle
9 18 (2.15%) Lotus
10 17 (2.03%) Polycom
11 16 (1.91%) Dell
12 15 (1.79%) EMC
12 15 (1.79%) Remedy
13 14 (1.67%) NetApp
14 13 (1.55%) AppSense
14 13 (1.55%) Riverbed
15 12 (1.43%) SolarWinds
16 11 (1.31%) Apple
16 11 (1.31%) IBM
16 11 (1.31%) Altiris
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Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
IT Connections
Rate: £125-£130/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £26k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £430 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Fruition IT
Posted: 10 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago