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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 207 254 287
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +33
Contract jobs citing Lync 238 172 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.73% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.04% 3.85% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 99 88
Average daily rate
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£350 £380 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -9.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £174 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £558 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £17.35 £18.46 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -61.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -42.85%
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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
4722 4470 4293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.05% 18.93% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3231 2938 2722
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 94 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+26.80% -14.48%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +31 62 £398 +4.26% 9
Docklands, London -4 4 £450 -18.18%
Canary Wharf -12 3 - -
Bromley - 2 £215 - 1
Croydon - 2 £363 -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £275 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Southwark - 1 £143 -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 203 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 175 (39.68%) Active Directory
3 174 (39.46%) Windows
4 113 (25.62%) MS Exchange
5 108 (24.49%) SharePoint
6 99 (22.45%) Office 365
7 93 (21.09%) Finance
8 79 (17.91%) VMware
9 78 (17.69%) MS Office
10 77 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 74 (16.78%) SCCM
12 73 (16.55%) VPN
13 71 (16.10%) Cisco
14 59 (13.38%) MS Excel
14 59 (13.38%) Migration
15 57 (12.93%) ITIL
16 56 (12.70%) DNS
16 56 (12.70%) Citrix
17 54 (12.24%) Unified Communications
18 52 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 50 (11.34%) Windows 7
20 44 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
21 42 (9.52%) SQL Server
22 41 (9.30%) Banking
22 41 (9.30%) Skype
23 40 (9.07%) Firewall
23 40 (9.07%) SQL
23 40 (9.07%) Blackberry
23 40 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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
1 113 (25.62%) MS Exchange
2 108 (24.49%) SharePoint
3 77 (17.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (6.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (5.67%) IIS
7 22 (4.99%) Office Communications Server
8 17 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.49%) MindAlign
10 11 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.13%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.68%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.23%) CMS
14 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 78 (17.69%) MS Office
2 59 (13.38%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.68%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (4.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 99 (22.45%) Office 365
2 13 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.72%) Yammer
4 8 (1.81%) IaaS
5 5 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.13%) PaaS
6 3 (0.68%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (16.55%) VPN
2 56 (12.70%) DNS
3 54 (12.24%) Unified Communications
4 41 (9.30%) Skype
5 40 (9.07%) Firewall
6 38 (8.62%) WAN
6 38 (8.62%) LAN
7 29 (6.58%) DHCP
8 22 (4.99%) LDAP
9 21 (4.76%) SAN
10 20 (4.54%) PBX
11 18 (4.08%) VoIP
11 18 (4.08%) TCP/IP
11 18 (4.08%) VLAN
12 17 (3.85%) MPLS
13 14 (3.17%) Wireless
13 14 (3.17%) Internet
14 13 (2.95%) NAS
15 10 (2.27%) WebEx
15 10 (2.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.13%) EDRMS
4 4 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 93 (21.09%) Finance
2 41 (9.30%) Banking
3 30 (6.80%) Legal
4 29 (6.58%) Law
5 9 (2.04%) Retail
6 8 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.36%) Advertising
7 6 (1.36%) Back Office
7 6 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.13%) Publishing
8 5 (1.13%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 45 (10.20%) Analyst
2 41 (9.30%) Support Engineer
3 40 (9.07%) Consultant
4 36 (8.16%) Project Manager
5 31 (7.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (6.35%) Trainer
7 27 (6.12%) Architect
8 25 (5.67%) Desktop Support
9 24 (5.44%) Desktop Engineer
10 21 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (4.76%) IT Trainer
10 21 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.76%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 17 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.40%) Service Analyst
12 15 (3.40%) Infrastructure Manager
12 15 (3.40%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (2.95%) Programme Manager
14 12 (2.72%) Support Analyst
15 11 (2.49%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.31%) .NET
2 16 (3.63%) XMPP
3 7 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.36%) XML
4 6 (1.36%) XSL
4 6 (1.36%) HTML
4 6 (1.36%) Ajax
5 5 (1.13%) MAPI
6 4 (0.91%) Middleware
6 4 (0.91%) Web Services
7 3 (0.68%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.23%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.23%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Flash
8 1 (0.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.07%) Blackberry
2 36 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
3 28 (6.35%) Data Centre
4 20 (4.54%) Clustering
5 11 (2.49%) iPhone
6 10 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.27%) PKI
7 9 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.81%) iPad
9 5 (1.13%) User Experience
9 5 (1.13%) NHS
10 4 (0.91%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.91%) IVR
11 3 (0.68%) Statistics
11 3 (0.68%) E-Learning
11 3 (0.68%) Handset
11 3 (0.68%) Replication
11 3 (0.68%) BYOD
11 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 174 (39.46%) Windows
2 52 (11.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 50 (11.34%) Windows 7
4 44 (9.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (6.12%) Android
7 22 (4.99%) Linux
8 18 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 11 (2.49%) Mac OS X
10 9 (2.04%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.59%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.36%) Solaris
13 5 (1.13%) UNIX
13 5 (1.13%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
16 1 (0.23%) SUSE
16 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (13.38%) Migration
2 57 (12.93%) ITIL
3 37 (8.39%) Project Management
4 26 (5.90%) Change Management
5 20 (4.54%) CRM
6 19 (4.31%) PRINCE2
7 15 (3.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (2.95%) Server Building
10 12 (2.72%) Business Continuity
10 12 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (2.72%) Service Management
11 9 (2.04%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.04%) Programme Management
11 9 (2.04%) Mentoring
12 8 (1.81%) Identity Management
12 8 (1.81%) Load Balancing
13 7 (1.59%) Resource Management
13 7 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (1.59%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.07%) SQL
2 38 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.81%) VBScript
4 7 (1.59%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.36%) Java
5 6 (1.36%) Perl
6 5 (1.13%) C
7 4 (0.91%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) VB
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (6.58%) MCSE
3 18 (4.08%) MCSA
4 13 (2.95%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.49%) Degree
6 9 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.04%) MCP
7 8 (1.81%) CCNA
8 5 (1.13%) MOS
8 5 (1.13%) MCTS
8 5 (1.13%) MCITP
9 4 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 4 (0.91%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.68%) HNC
10 3 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.45%) HND
11 2 (0.45%) CCA
11 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.85%) SLA
2 7 (1.59%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 175 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.22%) XenApp
5 17 (3.85%) vSphere
6 12 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 10 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.45%) XenServer
9 2 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.45%) UAG
9 2 (0.45%) Postfix
9 2 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.23%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 74 (16.78%) SCCM
2 20 (4.54%) SCOM
3 14 (3.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 10 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.13%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.91%) ARCserve
8 4 (0.91%) WSUS
8 4 (0.91%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.91%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.91%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.91%) vMotion
9 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.45%) WMI
10 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 203 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 79 (17.91%) VMware
3 71 (16.10%) Cisco
4 56 (12.70%) Citrix
5 27 (6.12%) Polycom
6 23 (5.22%) Avaya
7 22 (4.99%) Symantec
8 19 (4.31%) HP
9 14 (3.17%) Apple
10 13 (2.95%) McAfee
10 13 (2.95%) Oracle
11 11 (2.49%) Adobe
11 11 (2.49%) Mitel
12 10 (2.27%) IBM
12 10 (2.27%) EMC
13 9 (2.04%) Veritas
14 8 (1.81%) Dell
14 8 (1.81%) Remedy
15 7 (1.59%) Altiris
15 7 (1.59%) RightFax
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