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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 236 310 350
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +40
Contract jobs citing Lync 194 118 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.33% 2.58% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 71 55
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £323 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £48.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +23.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £24.90 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £56.40 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £26.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +4.12%
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
4482 4567 4754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.61% 18.22% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3001 3016 3076
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 103 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £59.00 £43.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 17 September 2014.

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
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 17 September 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
City of London +28 39 £420 +2.37% 16
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 - - 2
Twickenham - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 220 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 165 (46.74%) Windows
3 123 (34.84%) MS Exchange
4 115 (32.58%) Active Directory
5 95 (26.91%) SharePoint
6 71 (20.11%) Unified Communications
6 71 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 63 (17.85%) Migration
8 62 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (16.43%) Finance
10 57 (16.15%) MS Excel
11 54 (15.30%) Windows 7
12 49 (13.88%) DNS
12 49 (13.88%) Banking
13 46 (13.03%) SCCM
14 44 (12.46%) Cisco
15 43 (12.18%) MS Office
15 43 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 41 (11.61%) SQL Server
16 41 (11.61%) Firewall
16 41 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
17 40 (11.33%) SAN
18 39 (11.05%) VMware
18 39 (11.05%) Office 365
19 38 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2013
19 38 (10.76%) Hyper-V
19 38 (10.76%) Symantec
20 37 (10.48%) Windows XP
21 33 (9.35%) Blackberry
21 33 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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
1 123 (34.84%) MS Exchange
2 95 (26.91%) SharePoint
3 71 (20.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 41 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 38 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 31 (8.78%) Office Communications Server
7 19 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (3.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.83%) IIS
10 8 (2.27%) MindAlign
11 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.13%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.57%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.28%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 57 (16.15%) MS Excel
2 43 (12.18%) MS Office
3 6 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.42%) MS Project
5 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.85%) InDesign
6 3 (0.85%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.05%) Office 365
2 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.13%) IaaS
5 3 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (20.11%) Unified Communications
2 49 (13.88%) DNS
3 41 (11.61%) Firewall
4 40 (11.33%) SAN
5 29 (8.22%) DHCP
6 22 (6.23%) VPN
7 19 (5.38%) LAN
7 19 (5.38%) NAS
8 18 (5.10%) PBX
9 15 (4.25%) WAN
10 13 (3.68%) Wireless
11 11 (3.12%) VLAN
11 11 (3.12%) VoIP
12 10 (2.83%) IP Telephony
13 9 (2.55%) LDAP
13 9 (2.55%) TCP/IP
13 9 (2.55%) MPLS
14 8 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (16.43%) Finance
2 49 (13.88%) Banking
3 23 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 18 (5.10%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.97%) Law
6 7 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.98%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Advertising
7 3 (0.85%) Publishing
8 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (14.73%) Architect
2 42 (11.90%) Analyst
3 38 (10.76%) Consultant
4 35 (9.92%) Project Manager
5 23 (6.52%) Messaging Engineer
6 18 (5.10%) Support Engineer
7 17 (4.82%) Desktop Support
8 16 (4.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 15 (4.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (3.97%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
12 12 (3.40%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (2.55%) Enterprise Architect
13 9 (2.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 9 (2.55%) Voice Engineer
14 8 (2.27%) Technical Project Manager
14 8 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.12%) .NET
2 6 (1.70%) Middleware
2 6 (1.70%) XMPP
3 4 (1.13%) HTML
4 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.57%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.28%) Ajax
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) J2EE
5 1 (0.28%) WAP
5 1 (0.28%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.28%) LINQ
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.35%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.08%) Clustering
3 22 (6.23%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.27%) IVR
6 7 (1.98%) Handset
7 6 (1.70%) iPhone
8 5 (1.42%) iPad
8 5 (1.42%) Video Editing
9 4 (1.13%) IPTV
10 3 (0.85%) E-Learning
10 3 (0.85%) PMI
10 3 (0.85%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.85%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.57%) User Experience
11 2 (0.57%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.57%) Replication
11 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 165 (46.74%) Windows
2 62 (17.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (15.30%) Windows 7
4 43 (12.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.48%) Windows XP
6 33 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (4.25%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.12%) Solaris
9 8 (2.27%) Android
10 6 (1.70%) Linux
11 5 (1.42%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.13%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.85%) UNIX
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.85%) Migration
2 32 (9.07%) ITIL
3 26 (7.37%) Project Management
4 20 (5.67%) Change Management
5 17 (4.82%) Load Balancing
6 16 (4.53%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (4.25%) Mentoring
8 13 (3.68%) Asset Management
9 12 (3.40%) PRINCE2
9 12 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (2.83%) UML
11 9 (2.55%) Service Management
11 9 (2.55%) Integration Testing
12 8 (2.27%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
12 8 (2.27%) Capacity Management
12 8 (2.27%) BCP
13 7 (1.98%) Network Management
14 6 (1.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.07%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.53%) SQL
3 10 (2.83%) Shell Script
3 10 (2.83%) Java
3 10 (2.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.28%) C#
4 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (7.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.52%) MCSE
3 9 (2.55%) MCITP
4 5 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.42%) PMP
4 5 (1.42%) PMI Certification
4 5 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.42%) APMP
4 5 (1.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (0.85%) MCSA
6 3 (0.85%) CCNA
6 3 (0.85%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.57%) Degree
7 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.13%) QA
3 2 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (32.58%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.76%) Hyper-V
3 18 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (3.97%) XenApp
5 11 (3.12%) UAG
6 10 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.98%) vSphere
9 6 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.13%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 46 (13.03%) SCCM
2 29 (8.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 24 (6.80%) SCOM
4 12 (3.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 10 (2.83%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.27%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.70%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (1.42%) MOM
8 5 (1.42%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (1.13%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.57%) WSUS
11 2 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.57%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.28%) WhatsUp Gold
12 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 220 (62.32%) Microsoft
2 44 (12.46%) Cisco
3 39 (11.05%) VMware
4 38 (10.76%) Symantec
5 26 (7.37%) Avaya
6 25 (7.08%) Dell
7 22 (6.23%) Citrix
7 22 (6.23%) Bloomberg
8 14 (3.97%) CheckPoint
8 14 (3.97%) AppSense
9 13 (3.68%) HP
10 11 (3.12%) ION Trading
10 11 (3.12%) Murex
10 11 (3.12%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.12%) eSpeed
10 11 (3.12%) MarketAxess
11 10 (2.83%) IBM
12 7 (1.98%) Altiris
12 7 (1.98%) Polycom
13 6 (1.70%) IronPort
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