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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 245 330 408
Rank change year-on-year
+85 +78
Contract jobs citing Lync 469 284 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.54% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.58% 3.07% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 150 120
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £48.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.24 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-39.85% +8.12%

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
10250 9260 10065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.54% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6251 5518 5668
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £340 £331
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 368 512
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% +1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
England +90 428 £400 +23.07% 134
London +99 207 £425 +6.25% 48
South East +29 130 £393 +21.00% 33
Berkshire +47 60 £450 +5.88% 15
City of London +36 40 £425 -1.04% 14
Reading +44 29 £545 +28.23% 6
Hampshire 0 27 £328 -6.42% 5
Scotland -6 27 £475 +46.15% 4
Edinburgh +18 24 £475 +28.81% 3
North West -3 19 £350 +27.27% 10
West Midlands -11 18 £393 +5.36% 2
South West -21 17 £348 +204.82% 22
Yorkshire - 17 £200 - 6
Birmingham +6 15 £393 +36.52% 1
Surrey -10 15 £488 +59.83% 6
West Sussex +17 11 £375 -
East of England -24 11 £115 -58.18% 5
Basingstoke - 11 £331 -
Newbury - 11 £438 - 2
Cheshire +8 9 - -
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £110 -48.83%
West Yorkshire - 8 - - 1
Leeds - 8 - -
Lancashire -16 7 £325 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 - -
East Midlands +4 6 - - 2
Milton Keynes -6 6 £318 +104.83% 2
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £318 +92.42% 2
South Yorkshire - 6 £200 - 3
Bristol - 5 £365 - 8

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 471 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 391 (49.43%) Windows
3 306 (38.69%) Active Directory
4 296 (37.42%) MS Exchange
5 238 (30.09%) SharePoint
6 170 (21.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 153 (19.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (18.08%) Windows 7
9 138 (17.45%) Migration
10 117 (14.79%) Cisco
11 115 (14.54%) ITIL
11 115 (14.54%) VMware
12 114 (14.41%) Finance
12 114 (14.41%) MS Excel
13 112 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2013
14 105 (13.27%) Office 365
15 103 (13.02%) MS Office
16 101 (12.77%) Unified Communications
17 98 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
18 89 (11.25%) PowerShell
19 87 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 85 (10.75%) SCCM
21 80 (10.11%) DNS
21 80 (10.11%) Hyper-V
22 75 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2007
23 74 (9.36%) Citrix
24 71 (8.98%) Firewall
25 70 (8.85%) SQL
25 70 (8.85%) SQL Server
26 65 (8.22%) Blackberry

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 296 (37.42%) MS Exchange
2 238 (30.09%) SharePoint
3 170 (21.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 112 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 47 (5.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 45 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
8 44 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
9 36 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 35 (4.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 31 (3.92%) IIS
12 18 (2.28%) IBM Notes
13 17 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (1.26%) MindAlign
15 5 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.51%) WorkSite
16 4 (0.51%) Quickr
16 4 (0.51%) Node.js
17 3 (0.38%) Zimbra
17 3 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 114 (14.41%) MS Excel
2 103 (13.02%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) MS Project
4 7 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.38%) InDesign
7 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 24 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.52%) Eikon
4 4 (0.51%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.27%) Office 365
2 38 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.29%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (0.88%) SaaS
5 4 (0.51%) IaaS
6 3 (0.38%) PaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 101 (12.77%) Unified Communications
2 80 (10.11%) DNS
3 71 (8.98%) Firewall
4 58 (7.33%) SAN
5 50 (6.32%) DHCP
6 42 (5.31%) LAN
7 39 (4.93%) WAN
8 34 (4.30%) VPN
9 30 (3.79%) TCP/IP
10 28 (3.54%) PBX
11 24 (3.03%) VoIP
12 22 (2.78%) NAS
13 19 (2.40%) VLAN
13 19 (2.40%) DMZ
14 18 (2.28%) Wireless
14 18 (2.28%) Internet
15 15 (1.90%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
17 13 (1.64%) MPLS
18 11 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (0.63%) EDMS
5 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.38%) MySQL
6 3 (0.38%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.13%) IDOL
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.38%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 114 (14.41%) Finance
2 63 (7.96%) Telecoms
3 57 (7.21%) Banking
4 17 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.02%) Law
6 9 (1.14%) Legal
6 9 (1.14%) Retail
7 8 (1.01%) Military
8 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Billing
9 5 (0.63%) Publishing
10 4 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 3 (0.38%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 118 (14.92%) Architect
2 102 (12.90%) Analyst
3 85 (10.75%) Consultant
4 60 (7.59%) Project Manager
5 47 (5.94%) Support Engineer
6 42 (5.31%) Messaging Engineer
7 34 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (3.79%) Technical Architect
9 28 (3.54%) Business Analyst
10 27 (3.41%) Desktop Support
11 26 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
13 23 (2.91%) Developer
14 20 (2.53%) Enterprise Architect
15 19 (2.40%) Infrastructure Architect
16 16 (2.02%) Infrastructure Manager
16 16 (2.02%) Microsoft Consultant
16 16 (2.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 15 (1.90%) 3rd Line Support
17 15 (1.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (5.18%) .NET
2 25 (3.16%) XMPP
3 16 (2.02%) HTML
3 16 (2.02%) Application Packaging
4 15 (1.90%) Web Services
4 15 (1.90%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.77%) XML
5 14 (1.77%) JSON
6 13 (1.64%) SOAP
7 11 (1.39%) CSS
8 10 (1.26%) RESTful
9 8 (1.01%) Middleware
10 6 (0.76%) HTML5
11 5 (0.63%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.51%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.51%) ExpressJS
13 3 (0.38%) REST
13 3 (0.38%) Flash
13 3 (0.38%) Software Packaging
14 2 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.22%) Blackberry
2 60 (7.59%) Clustering
3 57 (7.21%) Video Conferencing
4 30 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.15%) User Experience
6 11 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.26%) IVR
8 9 (1.14%) iPhone
8 9 (1.14%) iPad
9 8 (1.01%) Handset
10 6 (0.76%) Replication
10 6 (0.76%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.76%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.63%) FMCG
11 5 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.63%) PKI
11 5 (0.63%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.63%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.51%) IPTV
12 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 391 (49.43%) Windows
2 153 (19.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (18.08%) Windows 7
4 98 (12.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 87 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (6.83%) Windows XP
7 27 (3.41%) Windows 8
8 23 (2.91%) Android
9 12 (1.52%) Solaris
10 11 (1.39%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.26%) Linux
12 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.63%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.63%) UNIX
13 4 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (17.45%) Migration
2 115 (14.54%) ITIL
3 47 (5.94%) Project Management
4 35 (4.42%) PRINCE2
4 35 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (3.79%) Service Delivery
5 30 (3.79%) Change Management
6 27 (3.41%) CRM
6 27 (3.41%) Service Management
7 23 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 21 (2.65%) Load Balancing
9 20 (2.53%) Mentoring
10 18 (2.28%) Coaching
10 18 (2.28%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (2.02%) Data Protection
12 15 (1.90%) TOGAF
12 15 (1.90%) Incident Management
12 15 (1.90%) Asset Management
12 15 (1.90%) SOA
13 14 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (11.25%) PowerShell
2 70 (8.85%) SQL
3 19 (2.40%) JavaScript
4 13 (1.64%) Java
5 12 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 10 (1.26%) Perl
7 9 (1.14%) VBScript
8 6 (0.76%) C#
9 2 (0.25%) C
10 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 43 (5.44%) MCSE
4 32 (4.05%) SC Cleared
5 20 (2.53%) MCITP
6 12 (1.52%) Degree
7 9 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.76%) PMP
10 6 (0.76%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.63%) APMP
12 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.51%) CCNA
13 3 (0.38%) MCSA
13 3 (0.38%) CCIE
13 3 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.77%) SLA
2 12 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (1.52%) QA
3 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.38%) BS7799
4 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 306 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 80 (10.11%) Hyper-V
3 45 (5.69%) XenApp
4 39 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (3.41%) vSphere
6 26 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 22 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 15 (1.90%) XenServer
9 15 (1.90%) UAG
10 13 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.63%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.38%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.38%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.38%) Xen
13 3 (0.38%) Brightmail
14 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.13%) Sendmail
15 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 85 (10.75%) SCCM
2 47 (5.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 44 (5.56%) SCOM
4 20 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (2.02%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.64%) MOM
7 12 (1.52%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.01%) WSUS
8 8 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 5 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
13 2 (0.25%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.25%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.25%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.25%) SCSM
Vendors
1 471 (59.54%) Microsoft
2 117 (14.79%) Cisco
3 115 (14.54%) VMware
4 74 (9.36%) Citrix
5 63 (7.96%) Symantec
6 49 (6.19%) Avaya
7 43 (5.44%) HP
8 38 (4.80%) Dell
9 28 (3.54%) AppSense
10 25 (3.16%) Polycom
11 23 (2.91%) Bloomberg
12 20 (2.53%) IBM
13 18 (2.28%) Lotus
14 17 (2.15%) Remedy
14 17 (2.15%) Oracle
15 16 (2.02%) IronPort
16 15 (1.90%) CheckPoint
17 14 (1.77%) MobileIron
18 13 (1.64%) Mitel
19 12 (1.52%) ION Trading
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Posted: 13 hours ago
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
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Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
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Rate: £450 - £530 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
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