The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 221 272 276
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 203 144 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.61% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.81% 3.39% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 89 74
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £179 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.33 £42.85 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.56% +92.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £23.13 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £62.57 £28.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -15.79%
Lync
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4223 4244 3966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.96% 17.95% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2826 2931 2549
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 73 138
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the London region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in London

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the London region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lync
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Lync
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
City of London +55 64 £375 -11.24% 21
Enfield - 6 £388 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £120 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £425 -
Lewisham - 1 - - 1
Mayfair - 1 £425 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 182 (51.41%) Microsoft
2 158 (44.63%) Windows
3 153 (43.22%) Active Directory
4 106 (29.94%) MS Exchange
5 93 (26.27%) SharePoint
6 87 (24.58%) Office 365
7 83 (23.45%) Cisco
8 79 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 69 (19.49%) MS Office
9 69 (19.49%) Migration
10 67 (18.93%) VMware
11 57 (16.10%) ITIL
12 55 (15.54%) Finance
13 54 (15.25%) SCCM
13 54 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 52 (14.69%) VPN
15 51 (14.41%) DNS
15 51 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 48 (13.56%) MS Excel
16 48 (13.56%) Firewall
17 47 (13.28%) Windows 7
18 44 (12.43%) Hyper-V
18 44 (12.43%) SQL Server
19 41 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2013
20 40 (11.30%) Unified Communications
21 37 (10.45%) SQL
22 36 (10.17%) Clustering
22 36 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
23 34 (9.60%) Citrix
24 33 (9.32%) Project Management

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 106 (29.94%) MS Exchange
2 93 (26.27%) SharePoint
3 79 (22.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 32 (9.04%) Office Communications Server
6 23 (6.50%) IIS
7 21 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.13%) MindAlign
11 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.85%) CMS
13 2 (0.56%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.56%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.28%) Apache
14 1 (0.28%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 69 (19.49%) MS Office
2 48 (13.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.85%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 14 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 87 (24.58%) Office 365
2 22 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.39%) IaaS
4 8 (2.26%) Yammer
5 7 (1.98%) SaaS
5 7 (1.98%) PaaS
6 4 (1.13%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.28%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.69%) VPN
2 51 (14.41%) DNS
3 48 (13.56%) Firewall
4 40 (11.30%) Unified Communications
5 32 (9.04%) LAN
6 26 (7.34%) LDAP
7 25 (7.06%) SAN
8 22 (6.21%) VLAN
9 20 (5.65%) Wireless
10 18 (5.08%) PBX
10 18 (5.08%) WAN
11 17 (4.80%) DHCP
11 17 (4.80%) VoIP
12 16 (4.52%) WebEx
13 15 (4.24%) NAS
14 14 (3.95%) H.323
15 12 (3.39%) IP Telephony
16 11 (3.11%) MPLS
17 10 (2.82%) Cisco IPT
17 10 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.13%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 55 (15.54%) Finance
2 30 (8.47%) Banking
3 14 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.82%) Legal
5 9 (2.54%) Law
6 8 (2.26%) Marketing
7 7 (1.98%) Retail
8 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.41%) Back Office
9 4 (1.13%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.85%) Electronics
10 3 (0.85%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 48 (13.56%) Consultant
2 42 (11.86%) Support Engineer
3 36 (10.17%) Analyst
4 28 (7.91%) Project Manager
4 28 (7.91%) Desktop Support
5 25 (7.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 23 (6.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 21 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (5.37%) Architect
8 19 (5.37%) Service Analyst
8 19 (5.37%) Service Desk Analyst
9 15 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.39%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (3.39%) Communications Engineer
11 11 (3.11%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.82%) Trainer
13 9 (2.54%) Server Engineer
13 9 (2.54%) Messaging Specialist
13 9 (2.54%) Desktop Manager
14 8 (2.26%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.37%) .NET
2 16 (4.52%) XMPP
3 6 (1.69%) Ajax
3 6 (1.69%) HTML
3 6 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.69%) XML
3 6 (1.69%) XSL
3 6 (1.69%) Middleware
4 5 (1.41%) SOAP
4 5 (1.41%) MAPI
5 4 (1.13%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.56%) CGI
7 1 (0.28%) LAMP
7 1 (0.28%) Web Services
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.17%) Clustering
2 29 (8.19%) Blackberry
3 27 (7.63%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.67%) iPhone
5 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.26%) NHS
8 6 (1.69%) PKI
8 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.41%) User Experience
9 5 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.85%) IVR
11 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
11 3 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 158 (44.63%) Windows
2 54 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (13.28%) Windows 7
5 26 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.80%) Android
7 13 (3.67%) Linux
7 13 (3.67%) Windows XP
8 11 (3.11%) UNIX
9 10 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.54%) Solaris
11 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.85%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.56%) NetWare
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
15 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.49%) Migration
2 57 (16.10%) ITIL
3 33 (9.32%) Project Management
4 18 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (4.80%) CRM
6 14 (3.95%) PRINCE2
7 13 (3.67%) Load Balancing
8 12 (3.39%) Change Management
9 11 (3.11%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.82%) Product Management
10 10 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (2.82%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (2.26%) Integration Testing
12 8 (2.26%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (1.98%) Business Continuity
14 6 (1.69%) Resource Management
14 6 (1.69%) Project Planning
14 6 (1.69%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.45%) SQL
2 25 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.26%) Java
3 8 (2.26%) Perl
3 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.13%) C#
5 2 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.28%) VBScript
6 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.06%) MCSE
3 11 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (3.11%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.54%) MCSA
5 8 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (2.26%) A+ Certification
6 7 (1.98%) CCNA
7 6 (1.69%) Degree
7 6 (1.69%) MCITP
8 5 (1.41%) CCNP
8 5 (1.41%) MCP
8 5 (1.41%) MCTS
9 3 (0.85%) HNC
9 3 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.85%) MOS
9 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.56%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (3.11%) Dodd-Frank
2 10 (2.82%) SLA
3 5 (1.41%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 153 (43.22%) Active Directory
2 44 (12.43%) Hyper-V
3 36 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.78%) vSphere
5 11 (3.11%) XenApp
6 5 (1.41%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (1.41%) UAG
7 4 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.85%) Xen
9 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.56%) XenServer
9 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.28%) KVM
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) Postfix
10 1 (0.28%) Squid
Systems Management
1 54 (15.25%) SCCM
2 17 (4.80%) SCOM
3 10 (2.82%) AirWatch
4 9 (2.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.85%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.56%) WSUS
8 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
9 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.28%) vMotion
9 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 182 (51.41%) Microsoft
2 83 (23.45%) Cisco
3 67 (18.93%) VMware
4 34 (9.60%) Citrix
5 23 (6.50%) HP
6 19 (5.37%) Polycom
7 18 (5.08%) Symantec
8 16 (4.52%) Avaya
9 14 (3.95%) EMC
10 12 (3.39%) Remedy
10 12 (3.39%) Dell
11 11 (3.11%) Oracle
12 10 (2.82%) Tandberg
12 10 (2.82%) Bloomberg
13 9 (2.54%) IBM
14 8 (2.26%) NetApp
14 8 (2.26%) CheckPoint
15 7 (1.98%) Adobe
15 7 (1.98%) F5
15 7 (1.98%) Blue Coat
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ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Lewisham
Venturi
Rate: £24 - £25 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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City of London
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Rate: £150 - £300 per day
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