The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 278 307 407
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +100
Contract jobs citing Lync 389 305 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.57% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.88% 3.32% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 179 112
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £484 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.55% +80.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £21.80 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £50.40 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £27.00 £25.49
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.94%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10015 9189 10209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.01% 17.22% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5913 5346 5797
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 383 479
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lync
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync within the UK.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync within the UK.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lync
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Lync Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Lync
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
England +48 357 £375 +2.73% 142
London +45 184 £375 -10.17% 41
South East +15 91 £350 +7.69% 41
City of London +16 37 £410 -0.06% 11
Berkshire +21 26 £388 +6.16% 10
Hampshire +9 22 £325 -13.33% 3
North West +1 21 £335 +3.07% 14
Scotland -30 19 £425 +30.76% 6
East of England -24 15 £130 -52.72% 7
Surrey -8 14 £450 +53.19% 10
South West -24 14 £375 +9.09% 13
West Sussex - 14 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +10 13 £200 -42.85% 3
Edinburgh -7 13 £438 +12.90% 2
Reading +17 11 £425 +2.40% 5
Cheshire +8 10 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 10 £120 -44.18%
West Midlands -5 9 £388 -13.88% 9
Leeds +9 8 - - 3
West Yorkshire +8 8 - - 3
East Midlands +3 8 - - 7
Cardiff -2 7 £415 -12.63% 2
Birmingham -3 7 £388 +31.35% 6
South Wales -4 7 £415 -12.63% 2
Lancashire -4 7 £325 -21.21%
Milton Keynes -6 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -9 7 - - 5
Wales -12 7 £415 -12.63% 4
Crawley - 7 £375 - 2
Bristol -16 6 £375 -25.00% 5

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 433 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 367 (49.73%) Windows
3 286 (38.75%) MS Exchange
4 266 (36.04%) Active Directory
5 204 (27.64%) SharePoint
6 161 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 150 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 128 (17.34%) Migration
9 122 (16.53%) Cisco
10 121 (16.40%) VMware
10 121 (16.40%) Windows 7
11 117 (15.85%) Finance
12 113 (15.31%) MS Excel
13 105 (14.23%) ITIL
14 100 (13.55%) MS Office
15 97 (13.14%) Unified Communications
16 91 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 88 (11.92%) PowerShell
18 86 (11.65%) Office 365
19 85 (11.52%) Firewall
20 83 (11.25%) Citrix
21 82 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
22 80 (10.84%) SCCM
23 76 (10.30%) SQL Server
23 76 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
24 75 (10.16%) DNS
25 66 (8.94%) SQL
25 66 (8.94%) Hyper-V
26 64 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
27 62 (8.40%) SAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 286 (38.75%) MS Exchange
2 204 (27.64%) SharePoint
3 161 (21.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 64 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 32 (4.34%) Office Communications Server
8 29 (3.93%) IIS
9 26 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (3.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
12 13 (1.76%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.36%) MindAlign
14 5 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.54%) GroupWise
15 4 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.54%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.54%) CMS
15 4 (0.54%) Quickr
15 4 (0.54%) Zimbra
Applications
1 113 (15.31%) MS Excel
2 100 (13.55%) MS Office
3 11 (1.49%) MS Project
4 10 (1.36%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.41%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.41%) InDesign
6 3 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 18 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.68%) Eikon
3 4 (0.54%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 86 (11.65%) Office 365
2 35 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.36%) SaaS
4 4 (0.54%) IaaS
4 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.41%) PaaS
6 2 (0.27%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (13.14%) Unified Communications
2 85 (11.52%) Firewall
3 75 (10.16%) DNS
4 62 (8.40%) SAN
5 52 (7.05%) WAN
6 51 (6.91%) LAN
7 42 (5.69%) DHCP
8 41 (5.56%) VPN
9 38 (5.15%) TCP/IP
10 32 (4.34%) VoIP
11 31 (4.20%) PBX
12 28 (3.79%) Wireless
13 27 (3.66%) NAS
14 24 (3.25%) VLAN
15 22 (2.98%) MPLS
16 19 (2.57%) Internet
17 17 (2.30%) DMZ
18 16 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
19 15 (2.03%) IP Telephony
20 14 (1.90%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (1.08%) MySQL
5 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.68%) EDMS
8 4 (0.54%) EDRMS
8 4 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.27%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.14%) IDOL
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.41%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.27%) Subversion
4 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.27%) MSI
5 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.14%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
General
1 117 (15.85%) Finance
2 61 (8.27%) Telecoms
3 57 (7.72%) Banking
4 19 (2.57%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.03%) Law
6 8 (1.08%) Legal
7 7 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.68%) Retail
9 5 (0.68%) Publishing
10 4 (0.54%) Military
11 3 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.14%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Norwegian Language
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 95 (12.87%) Analyst
2 94 (12.74%) Architect
3 73 (9.89%) Consultant
4 65 (8.81%) Project Manager
5 50 (6.78%) Support Engineer
6 31 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (3.79%) Messaging Engineer
8 25 (3.39%) Desktop Support
9 22 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
10 21 (2.85%) Support Analyst
11 20 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (2.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 20 (2.71%) Voice Engineer
12 19 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (2.57%) Developer
13 18 (2.44%) Business Analyst
13 18 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
14 16 (2.17%) Technical Manager
14 16 (2.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.61%) .NET
2 23 (3.12%) XMPP
3 16 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 15 (2.03%) Web Services
5 14 (1.90%) XML
6 12 (1.63%) HTML
7 11 (1.49%) JSON
8 10 (1.36%) SOAP
8 10 (1.36%) RESTful
9 9 (1.22%) Middleware
10 7 (0.95%) CSS
11 6 (0.81%) HTML5
12 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.41%) XSLT
13 3 (0.41%) Flash
13 3 (0.41%) Application Packaging
13 3 (0.41%) Software Packaging
14 2 (0.27%) jQuery
15 1 (0.14%) SAP PI
15 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.05%) Blackberry
2 41 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 40 (5.42%) Clustering
4 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.36%) IVR
5 8 (1.08%) Handset
5 8 (1.08%) E-Learning
5 8 (1.08%) iPhone
5 8 (1.08%) iPad
6 6 (0.81%) Replication
7 5 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 5 (0.68%) PMI
7 5 (0.68%) FMCG
7 5 (0.68%) Video Editing
8 4 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.54%) Mobile App
8 4 (0.54%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.54%) GIS
8 4 (0.54%) PKI
8 4 (0.54%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 367 (49.73%) Windows
2 150 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 121 (16.40%) Windows 7
4 91 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (10.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (7.45%) Windows XP
7 24 (3.25%) Windows 8
8 16 (2.17%) Android
9 15 (2.03%) Linux
10 12 (1.63%) Solaris
11 9 (1.22%) UNIX
11 9 (1.22%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.81%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.68%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.14%) NetWare
17 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (17.34%) Migration
2 105 (14.23%) ITIL
3 52 (7.05%) Project Management
4 42 (5.69%) PRINCE2
5 32 (4.34%) Change Management
6 31 (4.20%) Service Delivery
7 28 (3.79%) Load Balancing
8 26 (3.52%) Service Management
9 23 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 22 (2.98%) CRM
11 21 (2.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (2.30%) Asset Management
12 17 (2.30%) Mobile Device Management
13 16 (2.17%) TOGAF
14 14 (1.90%) Document Management
15 13 (1.76%) Incident Management
15 13 (1.76%) Capacity Management
15 13 (1.76%) Data Protection
16 12 (1.63%) Problem Management
16 12 (1.63%) UML
Programming Languages
1 88 (11.92%) PowerShell
2 66 (8.94%) SQL
3 15 (2.03%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.76%) Shell Script
5 12 (1.63%) Java
6 10 (1.36%) Perl
7 9 (1.22%) VBScript
8 5 (0.68%) C#
9 2 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 60 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 54 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 43 (5.83%) MCSE
5 19 (2.57%) MCITP
6 14 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.76%) Degree
8 11 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (1.36%) CCIE
10 8 (1.08%) CCNP
10 8 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 7 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.81%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.81%) PMP
13 5 (0.68%) APMP
13 5 (0.68%) BC Cleared
13 5 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.54%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.57%) SLA
2 14 (1.90%) QA
3 12 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) BS7799
4 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 266 (36.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (8.94%) Hyper-V
3 51 (6.91%) XenApp
4 49 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (3.93%) vSphere
6 28 (3.79%) XenDesktop
7 27 (3.66%) VMware ESX
8 26 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (2.30%) UAG
9 17 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.76%) XenServer
11 8 (1.08%) Xen
12 6 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.41%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.41%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.14%) Novell eDirectory
16 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 80 (10.84%) SCCM
2 42 (5.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 41 (5.56%) SCOM
4 13 (1.76%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 11 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 10 (1.36%) SCOrch
6 10 (1.36%) MOM
7 7 (0.95%) WSUS
8 6 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.68%) MIMEsweeper
9 5 (0.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.41%) Windows Intune
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.27%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 433 (58.67%) Microsoft
2 122 (16.53%) Cisco
3 121 (16.40%) VMware
4 83 (11.25%) Citrix
5 54 (7.32%) Symantec
6 53 (7.18%) Avaya
7 47 (6.37%) HP
8 30 (4.07%) Dell
9 26 (3.52%) AppSense
10 23 (3.12%) IBM
11 22 (2.98%) Bloomberg
12 20 (2.71%) NetApp
13 19 (2.57%) EMC
13 19 (2.57%) Polycom
14 18 (2.44%) Oracle
15 16 (2.17%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.90%) MobileIron
16 14 (1.90%) Mitel
17 13 (1.76%) Lotus
18 11 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
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