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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 235 295 348
Rank change year-on-year
+60 +53
Contract jobs citing Lync 182 131 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.52% 0.28%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.08% 2.90% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 84 55
Average daily rate
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£382 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £281 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £547 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £48.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +149.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £24.90 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £56.40 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +3.84%
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
4459 4510 4759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.72% 17.97% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2897 2926 3114
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 115 174
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.60% +11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £58.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +25 40 £410 -2.38% 18
Canary Wharf - 4 £438 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 - - 3
Docklands, London +10 1 £550 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 205 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 153 (44.22%) Windows
3 113 (32.66%) MS Exchange
4 112 (32.37%) Active Directory
5 96 (27.75%) SharePoint
6 74 (21.39%) Finance
7 70 (20.23%) Unified Communications
8 65 (18.79%) Migration
9 62 (17.92%) Exchange Server 2010
9 62 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (16.76%) MS Excel
11 57 (16.47%) Banking
12 49 (14.16%) DNS
12 49 (14.16%) Windows 7
13 45 (13.01%) Cisco
13 45 (13.01%) SQL Server
14 44 (12.72%) SCCM
15 42 (12.14%) SAN
16 40 (11.56%) MS Office
17 38 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 37 (10.69%) Windows XP
19 36 (10.40%) VMware
19 36 (10.40%) Hyper-V
20 35 (10.12%) PowerShell
20 35 (10.12%) Firewall
20 35 (10.12%) Symantec
21 34 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2013
22 33 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2007
23 30 (8.67%) Project Management
23 30 (8.67%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 113 (32.66%) MS Exchange
2 96 (27.75%) SharePoint
3 62 (17.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (6.65%) Office Communications Server
7 16 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.89%) IIS
10 8 (2.31%) MindAlign
11 6 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.16%) WorkSite
12 4 (1.16%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.29%) IBM Connections
14 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 58 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 40 (11.56%) MS Office
3 7 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (2.02%) MS Project
4 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.87%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.58%) InDesign
7 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.16%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.67%) Office 365
2 13 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.16%) IaaS
4 3 (0.87%) PaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (20.23%) Unified Communications
2 49 (14.16%) DNS
3 42 (12.14%) SAN
4 35 (10.12%) Firewall
5 27 (7.80%) DHCP
6 24 (6.94%) PBX
7 23 (6.65%) NAS
8 21 (6.07%) WAN
9 19 (5.49%) VPN
10 17 (4.91%) LAN
11 13 (3.76%) VoIP
11 13 (3.76%) VLAN
11 13 (3.76%) IP Telephony
12 12 (3.47%) MPLS
13 11 (3.18%) Wireless
14 9 (2.60%) H.323
14 9 (2.60%) LDAP
14 9 (2.60%) TCP/IP
15 8 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (21.39%) Finance
2 57 (16.47%) Banking
3 26 (7.51%) Telecoms
4 21 (6.07%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.34%) Law
6 9 (2.60%) Legal
7 4 (1.16%) Retail
8 3 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Publishing
9 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 2 (0.58%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (15.03%) Architect
2 37 (10.69%) Analyst
3 36 (10.40%) Project Manager
4 31 (8.96%) Consultant
5 17 (4.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (4.91%) Messaging Engineer
6 16 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.05%) Desktop Support
8 13 (3.76%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 11 (3.18%) Business Analyst
11 10 (2.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (2.89%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.89%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.31%) Technical Manager
12 8 (2.31%) Enterprise Architect
12 8 (2.31%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.76%) .NET
2 6 (1.73%) XMPP
2 6 (1.73%) Middleware
3 4 (1.16%) HTML
3 4 (1.16%) .NET Framework
3 4 (1.16%) Web Services
4 2 (0.58%) XML
4 2 (0.58%) XSLT
4 2 (0.58%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.58%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.29%) LINQ
5 1 (0.29%) jQuery
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (0.29%) WebRTC
5 1 (0.29%) WAP
5 1 (0.29%) J2EE
5 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.29%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 25 (7.23%) Clustering
3 20 (5.78%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.31%) IVR
5 7 (2.02%) Handset
6 5 (1.45%) PMI
6 5 (1.45%) Video Editing
7 4 (1.16%) IPTV
7 4 (1.16%) iPhone
8 3 (0.87%) iPad
8 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.87%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.58%) Replication
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.58%) Open Source
9 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 153 (44.22%) Windows
2 62 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (14.16%) Windows 7
4 38 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.69%) Windows XP
6 28 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.18%) Solaris
9 6 (1.73%) Linux
9 6 (1.73%) Mac OS
10 5 (1.45%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.16%) Android
12 3 (0.87%) UNIX
12 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.79%) Migration
2 30 (8.67%) ITIL
2 30 (8.67%) Project Management
3 20 (5.78%) Change Management
3 20 (5.78%) Load Balancing
4 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery
5 16 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (4.62%) PRINCE2
6 12 (3.47%) UML
6 12 (3.47%) Asset Management
7 11 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (3.18%) CRM
8 10 (2.89%) Service Management
8 10 (2.89%) Capacity Management
9 9 (2.60%) Integration Testing
10 8 (2.31%) Data Protection
10 8 (2.31%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.31%) Document Management
11 7 (2.02%) TOGAF
11 7 (2.02%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (10.12%) PowerShell
2 19 (5.49%) SQL
3 11 (3.18%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.89%) Java
4 10 (2.89%) Perl
5 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.29%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.65%) MCSE
3 11 (3.18%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.89%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.89%) MCITP
5 7 (2.02%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.45%) PMP
7 5 (1.45%) BC Cleared
7 5 (1.45%) APMP
8 4 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
8 4 (1.16%) Degree
8 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.87%) CCNA
9 3 (0.87%) CCIE
9 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.58%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.02%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) Basel III
3 2 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.40%) Hyper-V
3 21 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.34%) XenApp
5 11 (3.18%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.60%) UAG
7 8 (2.31%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.16%) vSphere
10 3 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (12.72%) SCCM
2 28 (8.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 23 (6.65%) SCOM
4 7 (2.02%) SCOrch
5 6 (1.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (1.73%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.45%) MOM
6 5 (1.45%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.16%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 2 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.58%) WSUS
8 2 (0.58%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.29%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 205 (59.25%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.01%) Cisco
3 36 (10.40%) VMware
4 35 (10.12%) Symantec
5 29 (8.38%) Avaya
6 24 (6.94%) Dell
6 24 (6.94%) Citrix
7 22 (6.36%) Bloomberg
8 14 (4.05%) HP
9 13 (3.76%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.76%) AppSense
10 11 (3.18%) ION Trading
10 11 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.18%) eSpeed
10 11 (3.18%) Murex
10 11 (3.18%) MarketAxess
11 9 (2.60%) Polycom
11 9 (2.60%) IBM
12 7 (2.02%) Altiris
13 6 (1.73%) Mitel
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