The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 239 280 339
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +59
Contract jobs citing Lync 173 134 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.73% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.90% 3.10% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 88 57
Average daily rate
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£378 £421 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.27% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £322 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £550 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.46 £48.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.54% +149.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 £40.65 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £56.40 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4437 4327 4625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.82% 17.84% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2912 2754 2976
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 140 161
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £14.01 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
Lync
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -3 34 £381 -4.80% 18
Canary Wharf - 5 £555 -
Docklands, London +12 3 £550 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Wembley - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 183 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 153 (48.26%) Windows
3 117 (36.91%) Active Directory
4 102 (32.18%) MS Exchange
5 87 (27.44%) SharePoint
6 81 (25.55%) Finance
7 66 (20.82%) Unified Communications
8 65 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2010
10 57 (17.98%) Migration
11 56 (17.67%) Banking
12 50 (15.77%) MS Excel
13 49 (15.46%) Windows 7
14 48 (15.14%) DNS
15 44 (13.88%) SCCM
16 43 (13.56%) Cisco
16 43 (13.56%) SQL Server
17 39 (12.30%) MS Office
18 37 (11.67%) VMware
18 37 (11.67%) SAN
19 35 (11.04%) Windows XP
20 33 (10.41%) PowerShell
21 32 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2013
21 32 (10.09%) Firewall
22 30 (9.46%) Symantec
22 30 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
22 30 (9.46%) Hyper-V
23 28 (8.83%) Project Management
23 28 (8.83%) Citrix
24 27 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 102 (32.18%) MS Exchange
2 87 (27.44%) SharePoint
3 59 (18.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (5.36%) Office Communications Server
7 15 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (3.15%) IIS
10 8 (2.52%) MindAlign
11 6 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (1.26%) GroupWise
13 4 (1.26%) WorkSite
14 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.32%) IBM Connections
15 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 50 (15.77%) MS Excel
2 39 (12.30%) MS Office
3 7 (2.21%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.89%) MS Project
5 5 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.95%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.63%) InDesign
8 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.26%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.20%) Office 365
2 9 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.95%) PaaS
3 3 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (20.82%) Unified Communications
2 48 (15.14%) DNS
3 37 (11.67%) SAN
4 32 (10.09%) Firewall
5 26 (8.20%) DHCP
6 25 (7.89%) PBX
7 23 (7.26%) WAN
8 20 (6.31%) NAS
9 17 (5.36%) LAN
9 17 (5.36%) VPN
10 14 (4.42%) VoIP
11 13 (4.10%) IP Telephony
12 12 (3.79%) VLAN
12 12 (3.79%) MPLS
13 10 (3.15%) LDAP
13 10 (3.15%) TCP/IP
14 9 (2.84%) H.323
14 9 (2.84%) Wireless
15 7 (2.21%) Intranet
15 7 (2.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.63%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 81 (25.55%) Finance
2 56 (17.67%) Banking
3 26 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.99%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.42%) Law
6 9 (2.84%) Legal
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Retail
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (13.25%) Architect
2 38 (11.99%) Analyst
3 32 (10.09%) Project Manager
4 30 (9.46%) Consultant
5 18 (5.68%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (4.73%) Messaging Engineer
7 13 (4.10%) Support Analyst
8 12 (3.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (3.79%) Voice Engineer
9 11 (3.47%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
10 10 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.15%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.52%) Business Analyst
11 8 (2.52%) Technical Support
11 8 (2.52%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.79%) .NET
2 6 (1.89%) XMPP
3 4 (1.26%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.26%) Middleware
3 4 (1.26%) Web Services
4 3 (0.95%) HTML
4 3 (0.95%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.63%) XML
5 2 (0.63%) XSLT
6 1 (0.32%) WAP
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.52%) Blackberry
2 23 (7.26%) Clustering
3 19 (5.99%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (2.21%) IVR
5 6 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.58%) Handset
6 5 (1.58%) PMI
6 5 (1.58%) Video Editing
7 4 (1.26%) IPTV
8 3 (0.95%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.95%) iPhone
8 3 (0.95%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.95%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.63%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.63%) Open Source
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) PKI
10 1 (0.32%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 153 (48.26%) Windows
2 65 (20.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (15.46%) Windows 7
4 35 (11.04%) Windows XP
5 30 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (8.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (3.79%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.47%) Solaris
9 7 (2.21%) Mac OS
10 6 (1.89%) Linux
11 5 (1.58%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.95%) UNIX
13 2 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.32%) Android
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.98%) Migration
2 28 (8.83%) Project Management
3 26 (8.20%) ITIL
4 19 (5.99%) Load Balancing
5 17 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 17 (5.36%) Change Management
6 15 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (4.42%) PRINCE2
8 12 (3.79%) CRM
8 12 (3.79%) Asset Management
9 10 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (3.15%) UML
9 10 (3.15%) Capacity Management
10 9 (2.84%) Integration Testing
11 8 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (2.52%) Service Management
11 8 (2.52%) Document Management
12 7 (2.21%) Business Continuity
12 7 (2.21%) Network Management
13 6 (1.89%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.41%) PowerShell
2 18 (5.68%) SQL
3 10 (3.15%) Java
3 10 (3.15%) Perl
4 9 (2.84%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.63%) VBScript
6 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (8.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (7.57%) MCSE
3 11 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.15%) MCITP
5 7 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.21%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.58%) PMP
6 5 (1.58%) BC Cleared
6 5 (1.58%) APMP
7 4 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.26%) Avaya Certification
7 4 (1.26%) CCNA
8 3 (0.95%) CCIE
8 3 (0.95%) CCNP
8 3 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.95%) Degree
8 3 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.95%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Basel III
3 2 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 117 (36.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.46%) Hyper-V
3 23 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.68%) XenApp
5 11 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (2.52%) UAG
6 8 (2.52%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.26%) vSphere
10 3 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.32%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 44 (13.88%) SCCM
2 22 (6.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 21 (6.62%) SCOM
4 6 (1.89%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.58%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (1.26%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.95%) MOM
7 3 (0.95%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.63%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.63%) WMI
8 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 183 (57.73%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.56%) Cisco
3 37 (11.67%) VMware
4 30 (9.46%) Symantec
5 28 (8.83%) Citrix
6 26 (8.20%) Avaya
7 21 (6.62%) Bloomberg
8 16 (5.05%) Dell
9 14 (4.42%) HP
10 11 (3.47%) AppSense
11 10 (3.15%) ION Trading
11 10 (3.15%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (3.15%) Murex
11 10 (3.15%) MarketAxess
11 10 (3.15%) eSpeed
12 9 (2.84%) IBM
13 7 (2.21%) Polycom
14 6 (1.89%) Altiris
15 5 (1.58%) Mitel
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