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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 220 243 304
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +61
Contract jobs citing Lync 213 184 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.77% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.40% 4.06% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 107 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £158 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £373 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.40% +14.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 4
Average hourly rate £71.25 £18.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+295.83% -62.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £15.50 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.25 £18.73 £56.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.64 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -45.77%
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
4844 4533 4421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.44% 18.93% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3340 2985 2873
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 113 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £47.00 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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 4 September 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 September 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 September 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 +18 48 £351 -14.40% 7
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Greenwich +1 2 £213 -44.29%
Bromley - 2 £215 -
Docklands, London -7 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £143 -
Croydon - 1 £338 -
Hounslow - 1 £275 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 212 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 174 (40.28%) Windows
3 164 (37.96%) Active Directory
4 121 (28.01%) MS Exchange
5 106 (24.54%) Office 365
6 99 (22.92%) SharePoint
7 86 (19.91%) Finance
8 81 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 73 (16.90%) VMware
10 68 (15.74%) MS Office
11 65 (15.05%) VPN
12 64 (14.81%) Cisco
13 63 (14.58%) Migration
14 62 (14.35%) SCCM
15 58 (13.43%) DNS
16 57 (13.19%) MS Excel
16 57 (13.19%) Skype
17 56 (12.96%) Citrix
18 52 (12.04%) Unified Communications
19 50 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
20 46 (10.65%) ITIL
21 45 (10.42%) Windows 7
21 45 (10.42%) PowerShell
22 43 (9.95%) Firewall
23 41 (9.49%) Video Conferencing
24 40 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
24 40 (9.26%) Blackberry
25 39 (9.03%) SQL Server
25 39 (9.03%) SQL
25 39 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 121 (28.01%) MS Exchange
2 99 (22.92%) SharePoint
3 81 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (9.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 33 (7.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (6.94%) IIS
7 27 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
8 18 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.31%) MindAlign
11 6 (1.39%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.69%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.23%) Drupal
13 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.23%) CMS
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 68 (15.74%) MS Office
2 57 (13.19%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.69%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 15 (3.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 106 (24.54%) Office 365
2 16 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.31%) IaaS
4 9 (2.08%) PaaS
4 9 (2.08%) Google Apps
5 8 (1.85%) SaaS
6 7 (1.62%) Yammer
7 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.69%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.23%) Force.com
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 65 (15.05%) VPN
2 58 (13.43%) DNS
3 57 (13.19%) Skype
4 52 (12.04%) Unified Communications
5 43 (9.95%) Firewall
6 37 (8.56%) WAN
7 34 (7.87%) LAN
8 28 (6.48%) DHCP
9 23 (5.32%) VoIP
10 21 (4.86%) LDAP
10 21 (4.86%) SAN
11 20 (4.63%) VLAN
12 17 (3.94%) MPLS
13 16 (3.70%) TCP/IP
13 16 (3.70%) PBX
14 15 (3.47%) WebEx
15 12 (2.78%) NAS
15 12 (2.78%) FTP
16 11 (2.55%) Internet
16 11 (2.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.69%) EDRMS
5 2 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 86 (19.91%) Finance
2 37 (8.56%) Banking
3 35 (8.10%) Legal
4 30 (6.94%) Law
5 11 (2.55%) Advertising
6 8 (1.85%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.85%) Retail
7 7 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.39%) Back Office
9 5 (1.16%) Publishing
9 5 (1.16%) Marketing
10 4 (0.93%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (10.19%) Analyst
2 36 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 33 (7.64%) Architect
4 32 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 29 (6.71%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.48%) Trainer
6 28 (6.48%) Consultant
7 22 (5.09%) IT Trainer
8 20 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 19 (4.40%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 18 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (4.17%) Desktop Support
11 16 (3.70%) Support Analyst
12 14 (3.24%) Programme Manager
12 14 (3.24%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
13 13 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
14 12 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
15 11 (2.55%) Administrator
16 10 (2.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.70%) XMPP
2 9 (2.08%) .NET
3 7 (1.62%) MAPI
4 4 (0.93%) Middleware
5 3 (0.69%) Silverlight
5 3 (0.69%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.69%) HTML
5 3 (0.69%) RSS
5 3 (0.69%) Web Services
6 2 (0.46%) XML
6 2 (0.46%) XSL
6 2 (0.46%) Ajax
7 1 (0.23%) CGI
7 1 (0.23%) HTML5
7 1 (0.23%) WebRTC
7 1 (0.23%) Flash
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.49%) Video Conferencing
2 40 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 25 (5.79%) Data Centre
4 16 (3.70%) Clustering
5 11 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.08%) iPhone
7 8 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.62%) iPad
9 6 (1.39%) PKI
10 4 (0.93%) IVR
10 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.93%) NHS
10 4 (0.93%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) PMI
11 3 (0.69%) Handset
11 3 (0.69%) Statistics
11 3 (0.69%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.69%) User Experience
11 3 (0.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 174 (40.28%) Windows
2 50 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (10.42%) Windows 7
4 37 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (6.02%) Android
7 22 (5.09%) Linux
8 16 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.55%) Mac OS X
10 9 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.62%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.39%) UNIX
12 6 (1.39%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.16%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.46%) Solaris
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (14.58%) Migration
2 46 (10.65%) ITIL
3 32 (7.41%) Project Management
4 30 (6.94%) Change Management
5 18 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 16 (3.70%) CRM
7 15 (3.47%) Server Building
8 14 (3.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.01%) Business Continuity
10 12 (2.78%) Service Delivery
11 11 (2.55%) Programme Management
11 11 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (2.31%) Service Management
12 10 (2.31%) Configuration Management
13 9 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (1.85%) Mobile Device Management
14 8 (1.85%) Change Control
15 7 (1.62%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (1.62%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 39 (9.03%) SQL
3 8 (1.85%) VBScript
4 5 (1.16%) C
5 3 (0.69%) C#
5 3 (0.69%) Perl
5 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.46%) Java
6 2 (0.46%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.48%) MCSE
3 20 (4.63%) MCSA
4 13 (3.01%) Degree
4 13 (3.01%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.08%) MCP
6 6 (1.39%) CCNA
6 6 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.16%) MOS
7 5 (1.16%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.93%) MCITP
8 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.46%) PMP
10 2 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.46%) MCTS
10 2 (0.46%) HND
10 2 (0.46%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.56%) SLA
2 5 (1.16%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 164 (37.96%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.94%) Hyper-V
4 27 (6.25%) XenApp
5 20 (4.63%) vSphere
6 14 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (3.24%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 9 (2.08%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.46%) XenServer
8 2 (0.46%) Postfix
9 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.23%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 62 (14.35%) SCCM
2 20 (4.63%) SCOM
3 15 (3.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (2.31%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.31%) AirWatch
5 9 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.39%) XenMobile
7 5 (1.16%) WSUS
7 5 (1.16%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.93%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.69%) vMotion
9 3 (0.69%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.46%) WMI
10 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.46%) SCSM
Vendors
1 212 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 73 (16.90%) VMware
3 64 (14.81%) Cisco
4 56 (12.96%) Citrix
5 29 (6.71%) Polycom
6 26 (6.02%) Symantec
7 20 (4.63%) Avaya
8 18 (4.17%) HP
9 16 (3.70%) Adobe
10 13 (3.01%) Google
11 12 (2.78%) Dell
12 11 (2.55%) Apple
12 11 (2.55%) Mitel
13 10 (2.31%) McAfee
13 10 (2.31%) Oracle
14 9 (2.08%) IBM
14 9 (2.08%) EMC
15 8 (1.85%) Veritas
15 8 (1.85%) F5
16 7 (1.62%) Remedy
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