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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 232 302 306
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 190 116 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.34% 2.55% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 86 52
Average daily rate
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£375 £429 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £365
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.63 £16.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% -23.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.88 £15.80 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £17.70 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £26.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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
4374 4551 3992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.87% 18.69% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3158 3143 2621
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 81 158
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+12.51% -9.34%

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 December 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
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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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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 36 £368 -12.50% 16
Docklands, London - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 224 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 188 (48.96%) Windows
3 151 (39.32%) MS Exchange
4 149 (38.80%) Active Directory
5 113 (29.43%) SharePoint
6 101 (26.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 93 (24.22%) Migration
8 74 (19.27%) Cisco
9 68 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 66 (17.19%) Office 365
10 66 (17.19%) DNS
11 65 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 64 (16.67%) Firewall
13 61 (15.89%) Finance
13 61 (15.89%) SCCM
14 60 (15.63%) VMware
15 59 (15.36%) MS Excel
16 57 (14.84%) Windows 7
17 56 (14.58%) Hyper-V
18 51 (13.28%) ITIL
19 46 (11.98%) MS Office
19 46 (11.98%) Office Communications Server
20 44 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2013
20 44 (11.46%) SAN
21 43 (11.20%) Banking
22 42 (10.94%) Blackberry
22 42 (10.94%) VPN
23 40 (10.42%) Symantec
24 38 (9.90%) DHCP
25 37 (9.64%) Dell

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 151 (39.32%) MS Exchange
2 113 (29.43%) SharePoint
3 101 (26.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 46 (11.98%) Office Communications Server
5 44 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (6.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (5.21%) IIS
9 7 (1.82%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.78%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.52%) Apache
14 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.26%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 59 (15.36%) MS Excel
2 46 (11.98%) MS Office
3 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.52%) InDesign
4 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.52%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (17.19%) Office 365
2 32 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.08%) SaaS
3 8 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (1.82%) IaaS
5 6 (1.56%) PaaS
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (17.19%) DNS
2 64 (16.67%) Firewall
3 44 (11.46%) SAN
4 42 (10.94%) VPN
5 38 (9.90%) DHCP
6 32 (8.33%) LAN
6 32 (8.33%) Unified Communications
7 25 (6.51%) NAS
7 25 (6.51%) VLAN
8 22 (5.73%) Wireless
9 16 (4.17%) PBX
10 15 (3.91%) LDAP
11 14 (3.65%) MPLS
12 13 (3.39%) VoIP
12 13 (3.39%) SSL
13 12 (3.13%) VPLS
13 12 (3.13%) WAN
14 11 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
14 11 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.26%) MySQL
3 1 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
General
1 61 (15.89%) Finance
2 43 (11.20%) Banking
3 24 (6.25%) Law
4 20 (5.21%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.65%) Legal
6 11 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 8 (2.08%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.82%) Retail
8 7 (1.82%) Marketing
9 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.78%) Publishing
10 3 (0.78%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.78%) French Language
10 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.52%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Back Office
12 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (17.19%) Architect
2 53 (13.80%) Analyst
3 39 (10.16%) Consultant
4 26 (6.77%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.25%) Messaging Engineer
5 24 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 24 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 24 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support
6 19 (4.95%) Business Analyst
7 18 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (3.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 15 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
9 14 (3.65%) Enterprise Architect
10 10 (2.60%) Microsoft Consultant
10 10 (2.60%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (2.60%) Trainer
10 10 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.60%) Service Analyst
11 9 (2.34%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.34%) XMPP
2 8 (2.08%) Middleware
3 5 (1.30%) SOAP
4 4 (1.04%) .NET
5 2 (0.52%) SailPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.52%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.52%) CGI
5 2 (0.52%) HTML
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.26%) CSS
6 1 (0.26%) LAMP
6 1 (0.26%) Ajax
6 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.26%) jQuery
6 1 (0.26%) LINQ
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (0.26%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.94%) Blackberry
2 30 (7.81%) Clustering
3 23 (5.99%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.82%) iPhone
8 6 (1.56%) iPad
8 6 (1.56%) Fat Client
8 6 (1.56%) Handset
8 6 (1.56%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.04%) IVR
10 3 (0.78%) PMI
10 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.78%) User Experience
10 3 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.52%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 188 (48.96%) Windows
2 68 (17.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (16.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (14.84%) Windows 7
5 32 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (8.07%) Windows XP
7 14 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.86%) Android
9 10 (2.60%) Linux
10 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.04%) UNIX
12 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.78%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) Solaris
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.22%) Migration
2 51 (13.28%) ITIL
3 22 (5.73%) Project Management
4 17 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (3.91%) Change Management
5 15 (3.91%) Load Balancing
6 13 (3.39%) Service Delivery
6 13 (3.39%) Asset Management
7 12 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (2.08%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.08%) BCP
10 7 (1.82%) Service Management
10 7 (1.82%) Incident Management
10 7 (1.82%) TOGAF
11 6 (1.56%) Network Design
11 6 (1.56%) UML
12 5 (1.30%) GAP Analysis
12 5 (1.30%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.81%) PowerShell
2 17 (4.43%) SQL
3 6 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.78%) C#
5 2 (0.52%) VB
6 1 (0.26%) Java
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (6.25%) MCSE
3 13 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.82%) Degree
6 5 (1.30%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.30%) MCITP
6 5 (1.30%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.04%) APMP
7 4 (1.04%) MCSA
7 4 (1.04%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.04%) CCNP
8 3 (0.78%) CCNA
8 3 (0.78%) ISEB
8 3 (0.78%) CCA
8 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.78%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.17%) SLA
2 6 (1.56%) Dodd-Frank
2 6 (1.56%) QA
2 6 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 149 (38.80%) Active Directory
2 56 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.47%) vSphere
4 18 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (4.69%) XenApp
5 9 (2.34%) UAG
6 8 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.04%) XenServer
10 3 (0.78%) Xen
11 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.26%) NFS
12 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.26%) Squid
12 1 (0.26%) Postfix
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (15.89%) SCCM
2 28 (7.29%) SCOM
2 28 (7.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 13 (3.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 10 (2.60%) SCOrch
5 7 (1.82%) MIMEsweeper
6 6 (1.56%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.30%) MOM
7 5 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 4 (1.04%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.52%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.26%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.26%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 1 (0.26%) WSUS
10 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 224 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 74 (19.27%) Cisco
3 60 (15.63%) VMware
4 40 (10.42%) Symantec
5 37 (9.64%) Dell
6 35 (9.11%) HP
7 31 (8.07%) Citrix
8 19 (4.95%) AppSense
8 19 (4.95%) CheckPoint
9 18 (4.69%) Avaya
10 17 (4.43%) Bloomberg
11 13 (3.39%) Altiris
12 11 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (2.86%) Murex
12 11 (2.86%) eSpeed
12 11 (2.86%) ION Trading
12 11 (2.86%) MarketAxess
13 10 (2.60%) Polycom
13 10 (2.60%) IBM
14 9 (2.34%) EMC
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