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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 209 265 287
Rank change year-on-year
+56 +22
Contract jobs citing Lync 248 148 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.06% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.34% 3.46% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 89 92
Average daily rate
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£355 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £204 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £551 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.35 £18.46 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -50.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.09 £18.46 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.70 £18.46 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
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
4647 4280 4163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.92% 18.68% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3157 2878 2656
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 74 143
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £45.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +30 65 £398 +6.00% 20
Docklands, London -4 4 £450 -18.18%
Canary Wharf -14 3 - -
Enfield - 3 - -
Croydon -9 2 £363 +117.71% 1
Bromley - 2 £120 -
Hounslow - 1 £275 - 1
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Lewisham - 1 - -
Lync
England

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 209 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 182 (42.42%) Windows
3 172 (40.09%) Active Directory
4 111 (25.87%) SharePoint
5 109 (25.41%) MS Exchange
6 106 (24.71%) Office 365
7 86 (20.05%) MS Office
8 82 (19.11%) Finance
9 80 (18.65%) Cisco
10 75 (17.48%) VMware
11 74 (17.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 67 (15.62%) Migration
13 65 (15.15%) SCCM
14 63 (14.69%) VPN
15 62 (14.45%) Unified Communications
16 58 (13.52%) ITIL
17 57 (13.29%) MS Excel
18 52 (12.12%) DNS
19 50 (11.66%) SQL Server
19 50 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
20 49 (11.42%) Windows 7
20 49 (11.42%) Citrix
21 48 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
22 45 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
23 42 (9.79%) SQL
24 41 (9.56%) Firewall
25 38 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
26 36 (8.39%) Video Conferencing
26 36 (8.39%) LAN
26 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 111 (25.87%) SharePoint
2 109 (25.41%) MS Exchange
3 74 (17.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (6.53%) Office Communications Server
6 27 (6.29%) IIS
7 23 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 21 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (1.63%) MindAlign
12 6 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.70%) WorkSite
13 3 (0.70%) CMS
13 3 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.47%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 86 (20.05%) MS Office
2 57 (13.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (4.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 106 (24.71%) Office 365
2 19 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.50%) IaaS
4 13 (3.03%) Yammer
5 9 (2.10%) PaaS
6 6 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (14.69%) VPN
2 62 (14.45%) Unified Communications
3 52 (12.12%) DNS
4 41 (9.56%) Firewall
5 36 (8.39%) LAN
6 32 (7.46%) WAN
7 31 (7.23%) LDAP
8 22 (5.13%) DHCP
8 22 (5.13%) SAN
9 21 (4.90%) Skype
10 20 (4.66%) PBX
11 19 (4.43%) VLAN
12 17 (3.96%) VoIP
13 15 (3.50%) Wireless
14 14 (3.26%) NAS
15 13 (3.03%) Internet
15 13 (3.03%) MPLS
15 13 (3.03%) TCP/IP
16 10 (2.33%) IP Telephony
16 10 (2.33%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.17%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) Sybase ASE
General
1 82 (19.11%) Finance
2 33 (7.69%) Banking
3 22 (5.13%) Legal
4 21 (4.90%) Law
5 9 (2.10%) Retail
6 8 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.63%) Back Office
7 7 (1.63%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.17%) Marketing
9 3 (0.70%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Advertising
9 3 (0.70%) Publishing
10 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 44 (10.26%) Analyst
2 42 (9.79%) Consultant
3 41 (9.56%) Support Engineer
4 36 (8.39%) Project Manager
5 28 (6.53%) Desktop Support
6 27 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
7 26 (6.06%) Architect
8 22 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (4.90%) Trainer
10 19 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 18 (4.20%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 16 (3.73%) Service Analyst
12 16 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
13 14 (3.26%) IT Trainer
13 14 (3.26%) Infrastructure Manager
13 14 (3.26%) Administrator
14 13 (3.03%) Programme Manager
14 13 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.59%) .NET
2 18 (4.20%) XMPP
3 7 (1.63%) ASP.NET
3 7 (1.63%) Middleware
4 6 (1.40%) Ajax
4 6 (1.40%) HTML
4 6 (1.40%) XML
4 6 (1.40%) XSL
5 5 (1.17%) MAPI
6 4 (0.93%) Web Services
7 2 (0.47%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.47%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.23%) WebRTC
8 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.39%) Blackberry
1 36 (8.39%) Video Conferencing
2 31 (7.23%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.99%) Clustering
4 12 (2.80%) iPhone
5 10 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (1.86%) iPad
6 8 (1.86%) NHS
7 7 (1.63%) PKI
7 7 (1.63%) User Experience
8 6 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.40%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.93%) E-Learning
10 4 (0.93%) IVR
11 3 (0.70%) Handset
11 3 (0.70%) Replication
12 2 (0.47%) Statistics
12 2 (0.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 182 (42.42%) Windows
2 50 (11.66%) Windows Server 2012
3 49 (11.42%) Windows 7
4 48 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (6.53%) Android
6 22 (5.13%) Linux
6 22 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (3.73%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 11 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.33%) Solaris
10 9 (2.10%) UNIX
11 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.17%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.47%) NetWare
15 1 (0.23%) SUSE
15 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.62%) Migration
2 58 (13.52%) ITIL
3 36 (8.39%) Project Management
4 23 (5.36%) Change Management
5 21 (4.90%) CRM
6 19 (4.43%) PRINCE2
7 17 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.03%) Mentoring
9 13 (3.03%) Server Building
10 11 (2.56%) Load Balancing
11 10 (2.33%) Service Delivery
11 10 (2.33%) Business Continuity
11 10 (2.33%) Incident Management
12 9 (2.10%) Programme Management
12 9 (2.10%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.10%) Service Management
13 8 (1.86%) Integration Testing
13 8 (1.86%) Product Management
13 8 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (9.79%) SQL
2 34 (7.93%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.33%) Java
4 10 (2.33%) Perl
5 5 (1.17%) C
5 5 (1.17%) C#
5 5 (1.17%) VBScript
6 2 (0.47%) VB
7 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (6.76%) MCSE
3 16 (3.73%) MCSA
4 10 (2.33%) Degree
4 10 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.86%) CCNA
6 8 (1.86%) MCP
7 6 (1.40%) MCTS
7 6 (1.40%) MCITP
8 5 (1.17%) A+ Certification
9 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.93%) MOS
9 4 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.70%) HNC
11 2 (0.47%) CCA
11 2 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.47%) CCNP
11 2 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.03%) SLA
2 7 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.63%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 172 (40.09%) Active Directory
2 45 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.36%) vSphere
5 18 (4.20%) XenApp
6 9 (2.10%) XenDesktop
6 9 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.10%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (0.93%) UAG
9 2 (0.47%) Postfix
10 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.23%) Firmware
10 1 (0.23%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 65 (15.15%) SCCM
2 18 (4.20%) SCOM
3 10 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 7 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.93%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.93%) vMotion
8 3 (0.70%) WSUS
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.47%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 2 (0.47%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.23%) Casper Suite
10 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 209 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 80 (18.65%) Cisco
3 75 (17.48%) VMware
4 49 (11.42%) Citrix
5 26 (6.06%) Avaya
6 25 (5.83%) Polycom
7 18 (4.20%) HP
8 16 (3.73%) Symantec
9 14 (3.26%) Oracle
10 12 (2.80%) Apple
11 11 (2.56%) Remedy
11 11 (2.56%) IBM
12 10 (2.33%) Adobe
12 10 (2.33%) McAfee
12 10 (2.33%) Mitel
13 8 (1.86%) Bloomberg
13 8 (1.86%) EMC
14 7 (1.63%) Veritas
15 6 (1.40%) Mercator
15 6 (1.40%) Dell
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