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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 219 330 317
Rank change year-on-year
+111 -13
Contract jobs citing Lync 546 303 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.00% 0.57% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.42% 3.20% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 175 174
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £200 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.00 £19.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £20.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -38.77%

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
10083 9463 8762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.39% 17.88% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6391 5677 4919
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 369 441
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 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
England +99 509 £350 -6.66% 141
London +60 242 £361 -9.68% 55
South East +36 112 £350 +7.69% 36
City of London +31 62 £411 +9.66% 17
South West +11 40 £280 -35.29% 14
East of England +26 33 £325 -32.46% 7
Hampshire +13 28 £340 +9.67% 10
Yorkshire +2 27 £338 - 8
Berkshire +28 23 £389 -1.58% 19
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £370 +39.62%
Surrey +7 21 £350 +16.66% 3
West Yorkshire -4 21 £360 - 4
West Midlands +21 20 £375 +19.04% 1
Leeds -10 20 £360 - 3
Scotland +2 18 £295 -32.95% 9
North West -23 17 £311 +10.76% 14
Wiltshire +16 15 £450 -
Reading +12 12 £383 -15.00% 5
Milton Keynes +8 11 £370 -8.64%
Hertfordshire +5 11 £400 - 2
Norfolk - 11 £310 -
Birmingham +7 10 £375 +19.04% 1
Guildford - 10 £300 - 1
Edinburgh +1 9 £390 -15.21% 7
Bristol -2 8 £280 -39.78% 2
Manchester -9 8 £305 -17.00% 11
Wales -13 8 £298 +8.18%
Swindon - 8 £500 -
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £431 -23.33% 2
East Midlands -17 7 £209 -37.68% 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

1 499 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 489 (47.80%) Windows
3 415 (40.57%) Active Directory
4 299 (29.23%) MS Exchange
5 263 (25.71%) SharePoint
6 247 (24.14%) Office 365
7 204 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
8 184 (17.99%) Migration
9 183 (17.89%) MS Excel
10 182 (17.79%) VMware
11 177 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 169 (16.52%) MS Office
13 163 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 161 (15.74%) SCCM
15 158 (15.44%) Cisco
16 153 (14.96%) Windows 7
17 144 (14.08%) Unified Communications
18 134 (13.10%) ITIL
19 131 (12.81%) Citrix
20 125 (12.22%) Finance
21 122 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
22 118 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
23 116 (11.34%) DNS
23 116 (11.34%) SQL
24 106 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
25 105 (10.26%) PowerShell
26 102 (9.97%) SQL Server
27 99 (9.68%) Hyper-V
28 88 (8.60%) VPN
29 84 (8.21%) WAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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
1 299 (29.23%) MS Exchange
2 263 (25.71%) SharePoint
3 204 (19.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 122 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 56 (5.47%) Office Communications Server
7 47 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 44 (4.30%) IIS
8 44 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (2.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 11 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (0.68%) MindAlign
13 7 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.49%) CMS
15 4 (0.39%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
17 2 (0.20%) GroupWise
17 2 (0.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 183 (17.89%) MS Excel
2 169 (16.52%) MS Office
3 13 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.59%) MS Project
5 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.098%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.098%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.098%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 42 (4.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.49%) Eikon
4 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.098%) Agresso
6 1 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.098%) assyst
6 1 (0.098%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.098%) FRx
6 1 (0.098%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.098%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 247 (24.14%) Office 365
2 42 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.66%) IaaS
3 17 (1.66%) Yammer
4 14 (1.37%) PaaS
5 11 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.78%) SaaS
7 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.098%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.098%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (14.08%) Unified Communications
2 116 (11.34%) DNS
3 88 (8.60%) VPN
4 84 (8.21%) WAN
5 80 (7.82%) LAN
6 74 (7.23%) Firewall
7 67 (6.55%) DHCP
8 51 (4.99%) VoIP
9 49 (4.79%) Skype
10 47 (4.59%) SAN
11 38 (3.71%) Internet
12 35 (3.42%) LDAP
13 34 (3.32%) PBX
14 31 (3.03%) TCP/IP
14 31 (3.03%) Wireless
15 27 (2.64%) VLAN
16 23 (2.25%) MPLS
17 22 (2.15%) Intranet
18 20 (1.96%) IP Telephony
19 18 (1.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.49%) EDRMS
7 4 (0.39%) MySQL
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.20%) EDMS
8 2 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.098%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.098%) DB2
9 1 (0.098%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.098%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
1 4 (0.39%) JIRA
2 2 (0.20%) MSI
3 1 (0.098%) Subversion
3 1 (0.098%) Git (software)
General
1 125 (12.22%) Finance
2 45 (4.40%) Banking
3 38 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.93%) Retail
5 29 (2.83%) Legal
6 28 (2.74%) Law
7 8 (0.78%) Advertising
7 8 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 8 (0.78%) Marketing
8 7 (0.68%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.68%) Back Office
8 7 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.59%) Electronics
10 5 (0.49%) French Language
11 4 (0.39%) Front Office
11 4 (0.39%) Publishing
11 4 (0.39%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 106 (10.36%) Consultant
2 104 (10.17%) Analyst
3 103 (10.07%) Support Engineer
4 80 (7.82%) Architect
5 74 (7.23%) Project Manager
6 62 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 55 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 44 (4.30%) Desktop Support
10 41 (4.01%) Administrator
11 36 (3.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
12 33 (3.23%) Support Analyst
13 31 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
14 27 (2.64%) Service Analyst
14 27 (2.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 26 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
16 25 (2.44%) Trainer
17 24 (2.35%) Communications Engineer
18 23 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
18 23 (2.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.50%) .NET
2 21 (2.05%) XMPP
3 17 (1.66%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.27%) HTML
4 13 (1.27%) Application Packaging
5 8 (0.78%) Middleware
6 6 (0.59%) Ajax
6 6 (0.59%) CSS
6 6 (0.59%) XML
6 6 (0.59%) XSL
7 5 (0.49%) Web Services
7 5 (0.49%) MAPI
8 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.29%) HTML5
9 3 (0.29%) COM
10 2 (0.20%) SAP Smart Forms
10 2 (0.20%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.20%) WPF
10 2 (0.20%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.098%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.72%) Video Conferencing
2 72 (7.04%) Data Centre
3 58 (5.67%) Blackberry
4 52 (5.08%) Clustering
5 31 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (2.54%) User Experience
7 18 (1.76%) iPhone
8 17 (1.66%) PKI
9 13 (1.27%) iPad
10 10 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 10 (0.98%) Smartphone
11 9 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.88%) NHS
12 8 (0.78%) Mobile App
12 8 (0.78%) Private Cloud
13 6 (0.59%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.59%) Replication
13 6 (0.59%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.49%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 489 (47.80%) Windows
2 177 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 163 (15.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (14.96%) Windows 7
5 79 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (4.69%) Windows 8
7 42 (4.11%) Linux
8 37 (3.62%) Windows XP
8 37 (3.62%) Android
9 19 (1.86%) UNIX
10 15 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 11 (1.08%) Solaris
12 10 (0.98%) Windows Vista
12 10 (0.98%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.78%) Windows Phone
14 5 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.29%) HPUX
16 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (17.99%) Migration
2 134 (13.10%) ITIL
3 73 (7.14%) Project Management
4 54 (5.28%) CRM
5 47 (4.59%) PRINCE2
6 44 (4.30%) Change Management
7 40 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (2.83%) Service Delivery
10 25 (2.44%) Service Management
10 25 (2.44%) Mentoring
11 22 (2.15%) Programme Management
12 20 (1.96%) Incident Management
12 20 (1.96%) Load Balancing
13 18 (1.76%) Root Cause Analysis
14 17 (1.66%) Change Control
14 17 (1.66%) Coaching
15 16 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
15 16 (1.56%) Problem Management
15 16 (1.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 116 (11.34%) SQL
2 105 (10.26%) PowerShell
3 18 (1.76%) VBScript
4 13 (1.27%) C#
5 11 (1.08%) C
5 11 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 10 (0.98%) Perl
6 10 (0.98%) Java
7 6 (0.59%) VB
8 5 (0.49%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.098%) X++
10 1 (0.098%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (11.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (8.02%) MCSE
3 77 (7.53%) Security Cleared
4 49 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 35 (3.42%) MCSA
6 34 (3.32%) Degree
7 30 (2.93%) MCITP
8 28 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (2.35%) MCTS
10 20 (1.96%) CCNA
11 16 (1.56%) MCP
11 16 (1.56%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.98%) CCIE
13 9 (0.88%) CCNP
14 8 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.68%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 7 (0.68%) HND
16 5 (0.49%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.49%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.93%) SLA
2 10 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 10 (0.98%) QA
3 7 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.29%) GxP
5 1 (0.098%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.098%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 415 (40.57%) Active Directory
2 106 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 60 (5.87%) XenApp
5 39 (3.81%) vSphere
6 33 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 31 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 21 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
10 11 (1.08%) XenServer
11 10 (0.98%) UAG
12 8 (0.78%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.68%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.59%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.29%) Samba
17 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 161 (15.74%) SCCM
2 74 (7.23%) SCOM
3 24 (2.35%) AirWatch
4 21 (2.05%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 20 (1.96%) WSUS
6 16 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (1.47%) SCVMM
8 14 (1.37%) NetBackup
9 12 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 10 (0.98%) Backup Exec
11 9 (0.88%) SCSM
12 8 (0.78%) SCDPM
12 8 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
13 7 (0.68%) OVSD
14 6 (0.59%) SCOrch
15 5 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
16 4 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
16 4 (0.39%) ARCserve
16 4 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 499 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 182 (17.79%) VMware
3 158 (15.44%) Cisco
4 131 (12.81%) Citrix
5 68 (6.65%) HP
6 44 (4.30%) Avaya
7 30 (2.93%) Polycom
8 29 (2.83%) Symantec
9 26 (2.54%) Oracle
10 20 (1.96%) Apple
11 19 (1.86%) Dell
11 19 (1.86%) Remedy
12 17 (1.66%) Mitel
12 17 (1.66%) Adobe
13 16 (1.56%) EMC
13 16 (1.56%) Lotus
14 15 (1.47%) NetApp
14 15 (1.47%) McAfee
15 14 (1.37%) Altiris
15 14 (1.37%) AppSense
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