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 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 215 240 276
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +36
Contract jobs citing Lync 203 159 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 0.70% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.78% 3.85% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 99 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £180 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £17.35 - £26.12
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.09 - £14.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 - £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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
4249 4126 3921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.17% 18.23% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2843 2869 2495
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 60 168
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.40 £60.00
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 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 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
City of London +35 55 £405 -7.01% 23
Enfield - 6 £388 -
Canary Wharf -8 3 - -
Docklands, London -5 2 £450 -18.18% 1
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £120 -
Croydon -10 1 £375 +125.22%
Lewisham - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 185 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 164 (44.32%) Windows
3 155 (41.89%) Active Directory
4 101 (27.30%) MS Exchange
5 96 (25.95%) SharePoint
6 89 (24.05%) Office 365
7 80 (21.62%) Cisco
8 77 (20.81%) MS Office
9 73 (19.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 65 (17.57%) Migration
11 63 (17.03%) VMware
12 62 (16.76%) Finance
13 54 (14.59%) ITIL
13 54 (14.59%) VPN
13 54 (14.59%) SCCM
14 50 (13.51%) Unified Communications
14 50 (13.51%) Windows 7
15 49 (13.24%) DNS
16 48 (12.97%) SQL Server
16 48 (12.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 46 (12.43%) MS Excel
18 44 (11.89%) Firewall
18 44 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
19 39 (10.54%) SQL
19 39 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2013
20 38 (10.27%) Hyper-V
21 37 (10.00%) Project Management
22 35 (9.46%) LAN
23 34 (9.19%) Citrix

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 101 (27.30%) MS Exchange
2 96 (25.95%) SharePoint
3 73 (19.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (10.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (6.76%) Office Communications Server
6 23 (6.22%) IIS
7 20 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (4.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.35%) MindAlign
13 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.81%) CMS
14 3 (0.81%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.54%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
16 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.27%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 77 (20.81%) MS Office
2 46 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (4.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 89 (24.05%) Office 365
2 20 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.05%) IaaS
4 10 (2.70%) Yammer
4 10 (2.70%) PaaS
5 4 (1.08%) SaaS
6 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
6 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.27%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.59%) VPN
2 50 (13.51%) Unified Communications
3 49 (13.24%) DNS
4 44 (11.89%) Firewall
5 35 (9.46%) LAN
6 28 (7.57%) LDAP
7 24 (6.49%) SAN
8 22 (5.95%) VLAN
9 21 (5.68%) PBX
10 19 (5.14%) Wireless
10 19 (5.14%) WAN
10 19 (5.14%) DHCP
11 17 (4.59%) NAS
12 15 (4.05%) VoIP
13 12 (3.24%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.97%) MPLS
14 11 (2.97%) WebEx
15 10 (2.70%) Cisco IPT
15 10 (2.70%) H.323
16 9 (2.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.08%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.27%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
General
1 62 (16.76%) Finance
2 28 (7.57%) Banking
3 10 (2.70%) Legal
4 9 (2.43%) Retail
4 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.43%) Back Office
5 7 (1.89%) Law
6 6 (1.62%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.62%) Marketing
7 4 (1.08%) Advertising
8 3 (0.81%) Electronics
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (12.43%) Consultant
2 45 (12.16%) Support Engineer
3 40 (10.81%) Analyst
4 35 (9.46%) Project Manager
5 29 (7.84%) Desktop Support
6 27 (7.30%) Desktop Engineer
7 24 (6.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 22 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (5.68%) Architect
10 19 (5.14%) Service Analyst
10 19 (5.14%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.78%) Communications Engineer
13 12 (3.24%) Trainer
14 11 (2.97%) Server Engineer
14 11 (2.97%) Technical Manager
14 11 (2.97%) Technical Project Manager
15 10 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
16 9 (2.43%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.68%) .NET
2 15 (4.05%) XMPP
3 8 (2.16%) Middleware
4 6 (1.62%) Ajax
4 6 (1.62%) HTML
4 6 (1.62%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.62%) XML
4 6 (1.62%) XSL
5 5 (1.35%) MAPI
6 4 (1.08%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.54%) SOAP
7 2 (0.54%) Web Services
8 1 (0.27%) LAMP
8 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.19%) Clustering
2 31 (8.38%) Blackberry
3 28 (7.57%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (3.51%) iPhone
5 10 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.16%) NHS
7 7 (1.89%) PKI
7 7 (1.89%) User Experience
7 7 (1.89%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.35%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.35%) iPad
9 3 (0.81%) IVR
9 3 (0.81%) E-Learning
9 3 (0.81%) Handset
9 3 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.81%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.54%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 164 (44.32%) Windows
2 50 (13.51%) Windows 7
3 48 (12.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.68%) Android
7 13 (3.51%) Linux
7 13 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.70%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.70%) UNIX
9 9 (2.43%) Solaris
10 6 (1.62%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.62%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.54%) NetWare
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE
13 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.57%) Migration
2 54 (14.59%) ITIL
3 37 (10.00%) Project Management
4 20 (5.41%) Change Management
5 18 (4.86%) CRM
6 17 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (3.78%) PRINCE2
8 13 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 11 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (2.97%) Load Balancing
10 10 (2.70%) Product Management
10 10 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (2.70%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.43%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.43%) Mentoring
12 8 (2.16%) Integration Testing
12 8 (2.16%) Business Continuity
13 7 (1.89%) Validation
13 7 (1.89%) Resource Management
14 6 (1.62%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.54%) SQL
2 21 (5.68%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.43%) Shell Script
4 8 (2.16%) Java
4 8 (2.16%) Perl
5 6 (1.62%) C#
6 4 (1.08%) C
7 1 (0.27%) VBScript
7 1 (0.27%) VB
7 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 27 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.22%) MCSE
3 10 (2.70%) MCSA
4 9 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.16%) A+ Certification
6 7 (1.89%) CCNA
7 6 (1.62%) MCP
8 5 (1.35%) Degree
8 5 (1.35%) MCTS
9 4 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.08%) MOS
9 4 (1.08%) MCITP
10 3 (0.81%) HNC
10 3 (0.81%) CCNP
11 2 (0.54%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) CCVP
12 1 (0.27%) GIAC
12 1 (0.27%) CISA
12 1 (0.27%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 11 (2.97%) SLA
1 11 (2.97%) Dodd-Frank
2 4 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 155 (41.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (10.27%) Hyper-V
4 27 (7.30%) vSphere
5 10 (2.70%) XenApp
6 8 (2.16%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.35%) UAG
8 5 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.54%) Xen
10 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.54%) NFS
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 54 (14.59%) SCCM
2 14 (3.78%) SCOM
3 11 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 11 (2.97%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (1.08%) vMotion
4 4 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.08%) ARCserve
4 4 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.54%) WSUS
7 1 (0.27%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 185 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 80 (21.62%) Cisco
3 63 (17.03%) VMware
4 34 (9.19%) Citrix
5 21 (5.68%) Avaya
5 21 (5.68%) Symantec
6 16 (4.32%) HP
7 15 (4.05%) Polycom
8 14 (3.78%) EMC
9 13 (3.51%) Oracle
10 12 (3.24%) Remedy
11 10 (2.70%) Dell
11 10 (2.70%) IBM
12 8 (2.16%) Apple
12 8 (2.16%) Bloomberg
12 8 (2.16%) Adobe
13 7 (1.89%) NetApp
14 6 (1.62%) Mercator
14 6 (1.62%) Mitel
15 5 (1.35%) Sun
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 per day + none
Posted: 3 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: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Explore Group
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago