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 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 238 287 268
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -19
Contract jobs citing Lync 163 107 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.11% 2.67% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 63 65
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£375 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £200 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -23.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -30.83%
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
3964 4001 3755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.67% 18.30% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2675 2444
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 85 124
Average hourly rate £20.45 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.06% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.54 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £45.00 £53.49
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 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 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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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 +35 54 £400 +8.04% 14
Canary Wharf - 3 £425 -
Mayfair - 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 193 (54.21%) Microsoft
2 165 (46.35%) Windows
3 158 (44.38%) Active Directory
4 123 (34.55%) MS Exchange
5 91 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 90 (25.28%) Migration
7 89 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 81 (22.75%) Cisco
9 77 (21.63%) Office 365
10 71 (19.94%) VMware
11 65 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 58 (16.29%) Finance
13 56 (15.73%) DNS
14 52 (14.61%) MS Excel
14 52 (14.61%) ITIL
14 52 (14.61%) Firewall
14 52 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 51 (14.33%) MS Office
16 49 (13.76%) VPN
17 48 (13.48%) SCCM
18 43 (12.08%) Banking
18 43 (12.08%) Windows 7
18 43 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2013
19 41 (11.52%) Unified Communications
20 40 (11.24%) Blackberry
21 39 (10.96%) SQL Server
21 39 (10.96%) Hyper-V
22 36 (10.11%) HP
23 35 (9.83%) LAN
23 35 (9.83%) Office Communications Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 123 (34.55%) MS Exchange
2 91 (25.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 43 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 35 (9.83%) Office Communications Server
6 26 (7.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 26 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (6.74%) IIS
8 16 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.25%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.12%) MindAlign
11 3 (0.84%) CMS
11 3 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.56%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.56%) Apache
13 1 (0.28%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.28%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 52 (14.61%) MS Excel
2 51 (14.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.63%) Office 365
2 26 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.37%) IaaS
4 7 (1.97%) SaaS
4 7 (1.97%) PaaS
5 6 (1.69%) Yammer
6 3 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.73%) DNS
2 52 (14.61%) Firewall
3 49 (13.76%) VPN
4 41 (11.52%) Unified Communications
5 35 (9.83%) LAN
6 30 (8.43%) SAN
7 23 (6.46%) LDAP
7 23 (6.46%) DHCP
8 21 (5.90%) VLAN
9 20 (5.62%) Wireless
10 18 (5.06%) WAN
10 18 (5.06%) NAS
11 14 (3.93%) PBX
12 12 (3.37%) MPLS
12 12 (3.37%) VoIP
13 11 (3.09%) TCP/IP
13 11 (3.09%) IP Telephony
14 10 (2.81%) Cisco IPT
15 9 (2.53%) SSL
15 9 (2.53%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.12%) EDRMS
3 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (16.29%) Finance
2 43 (12.08%) Banking
3 20 (5.62%) Law
3 20 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.09%) Legal
5 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.40%) Back Office
6 5 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.40%) Retail
6 5 (1.40%) Marketing
7 4 (1.12%) French Language
8 3 (0.84%) Electronics
8 3 (0.84%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.84%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
9 2 (0.56%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (14.61%) Analyst
2 44 (12.36%) Consultant
3 35 (9.83%) Architect
4 30 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 27 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (6.74%) Desktop Support
7 23 (6.46%) Project Manager
8 22 (6.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (5.90%) Service Desk Analyst
9 21 (5.90%) Service Analyst
10 20 (5.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 17 (4.78%) Business Analyst
12 15 (4.21%) Messaging Engineer
13 13 (3.65%) 3rd Line Support
14 11 (3.09%) Wintel Engineer
15 10 (2.81%) Messaging Specialist
15 10 (2.81%) Service Manager
15 10 (2.81%) Solutions Architect
16 9 (2.53%) Trainer
16 9 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.49%) .NET
2 15 (4.21%) XMPP
3 7 (1.97%) Middleware
4 5 (1.40%) SOAP
5 4 (1.12%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.84%) HTML
6 3 (0.84%) XML
6 3 (0.84%) XSL
6 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.84%) Ajax
7 2 (0.56%) CGI
8 1 (0.28%) Web Services
8 1 (0.28%) LAMP
8 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.24%) Blackberry
2 34 (9.55%) Clustering
3 30 (8.43%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.81%) iPhone
6 9 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.25%) User Experience
7 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.69%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.69%) PKI
8 6 (1.69%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.69%) NHS
8 6 (1.69%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.12%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.12%) iPad
10 3 (0.84%) PMI
10 3 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.56%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.56%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 165 (46.35%) Windows
2 65 (18.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (12.08%) Windows 7
5 26 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (4.49%) Windows XP
7 13 (3.65%) Android
8 9 (2.53%) UNIX
8 9 (2.53%) Solaris
8 9 (2.53%) Linux
8 9 (2.53%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.84%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.56%) NetWare
12 1 (0.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.28%) SUSE
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (25.28%) Migration
2 52 (14.61%) ITIL
3 24 (6.74%) Project Management
4 23 (6.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (3.93%) Load Balancing
6 13 (3.65%) Service Delivery
6 13 (3.65%) Change Management
7 11 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (3.09%) Incident Management
8 10 (2.81%) PRINCE2
9 9 (2.53%) Mentoring
10 8 (2.25%) Product Management
10 8 (2.25%) Integration Testing
10 8 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (1.97%) CRM
12 6 (1.69%) Service Management
13 5 (1.40%) Quality Management
13 5 (1.40%) GAP Analysis
13 5 (1.40%) Business Continuity
13 5 (1.40%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.99%) SQL
2 30 (8.43%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.81%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.25%) Java
4 8 (2.25%) Perl
5 4 (1.12%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) C
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (7.02%) MCSE
3 12 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.53%) Security Cleared
6 8 (2.25%) A+ Certification
7 7 (1.97%) Degree
8 6 (1.69%) MCITP
8 6 (1.69%) CCNA
8 6 (1.69%) MCP
9 4 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.12%) MCTS
9 4 (1.12%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.12%) CCNP
9 4 (1.12%) MCSA
10 3 (0.84%) HNC
10 3 (0.84%) ISEB
10 3 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.84%) CCA
10 3 (0.84%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.49%) SLA
2 11 (3.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (3.09%) Dodd-Frank
3 6 (1.69%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 158 (44.38%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 30 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (7.30%) vSphere
5 14 (3.93%) XenApp
6 9 (2.53%) UAG
7 5 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.12%) Xen
8 4 (1.12%) XenServer
9 3 (0.84%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.84%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.56%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) NFS
11 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) Squid
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 48 (13.48%) SCCM
2 22 (6.18%) SCOM
3 14 (3.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 7 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.12%) HP SIM
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (1.12%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (0.84%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.84%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.84%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.56%) MOM
7 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 193 (54.21%) Microsoft
2 81 (22.75%) Cisco
3 71 (19.94%) VMware
4 36 (10.11%) HP
5 34 (9.55%) Citrix
6 23 (6.46%) Symantec
7 20 (5.62%) Avaya
8 19 (5.34%) Dell
9 13 (3.65%) EMC
9 13 (3.65%) Bloomberg
10 12 (3.37%) Polycom
11 10 (2.81%) Tandberg
11 10 (2.81%) Altiris
11 10 (2.81%) NetApp
12 9 (2.53%) CheckPoint
12 9 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.25%) AppSense
13 8 (2.25%) Remedy
13 8 (2.25%) Sophos
13 8 (2.25%) Lotus
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