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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 249 283 314
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +31
Contract jobs citing Lync 518 389 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.67% 3.80% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 218 177
Average daily rate
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£339 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 9
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.27% -65.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.13 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.25 £21.35 £50.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%

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
11091 10235 9072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.94% 18.40% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7076 6050 5272
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +37 500 £339 -9.66% 126
London +42 223 £350 -6.66% 40
South East +15 132 £335 -4.28% 31
Hampshire +26 58 £325 - 4
City of London +19 52 £368 -10.36% 9
East of England +23 35 £320 +146.15% 7
South West +10 34 £233 -38.00% 8
Berkshire +1 31 £325 -16.12% 10
North West -24 28 £325 -2.98% 18
West Midlands +14 23 £350 -9.67% 3
Norfolk +29 18 £320 -19.59% 1
Wiltshire +11 16 £490 - 1
Yorkshire -29 13 £240 +20.00% 15
Surrey -5 12 £363 -19.44% 8
Oxfordshire -13 12 £178 -55.62% 2
Reading -8 11 £383 -10.00% 4
Manchester -12 11 £310 -21.01% 13
West Yorkshire -19 11 £240 - 11
Leeds -25 10 £240 - 9
Gloucestershire +5 9 £150 -62.96%
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £425 +254.16% 2
Swindon - 9 £550 - 1
Farnborough - 9 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -11 7 £375 - 1
Worcester - 7 £420 -
Southampton - 7 £313 - 1
Worcestershire - 7 £420 -
Scotland -18 6 £175 -58.82% 5
Oxford - 6 £175 -
Norwich +15 5 £300 -24.62% 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 512 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 482 (46.71%) Windows
3 389 (37.69%) Active Directory
4 307 (29.75%) MS Exchange
5 256 (24.81%) Office 365
6 241 (23.35%) SharePoint
7 210 (20.35%) VMware
8 198 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 188 (18.22%) MS Excel
10 178 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 166 (16.09%) Migration
12 153 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 151 (14.63%) MS Office
14 150 (14.53%) Windows 7
15 142 (13.76%) SCCM
16 141 (13.66%) Citrix
17 140 (13.57%) Cisco
18 138 (13.37%) DNS
19 136 (13.18%) Unified Communications
20 134 (12.98%) ITIL
21 125 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
21 125 (12.11%) Finance
22 123 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 121 (11.72%) PowerShell
24 109 (10.56%) Skype
25 104 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
26 98 (9.50%) SQL
27 95 (9.21%) WAN
27 95 (9.21%) Security Cleared
28 94 (9.11%) SQL Server

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 307 (29.75%) MS Exchange
2 241 (23.35%) SharePoint
3 198 (19.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 104 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (5.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 52 (5.04%) IIS
7 50 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 50 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
8 38 (3.68%) SharePoint 2013
9 34 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (2.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (1.65%) IBM Notes
12 10 (0.97%) MindAlign
13 6 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.39%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
17 2 (0.19%) LiveLink
17 2 (0.19%) MS Project Server
18 1 (0.097%) WebSphere
Applications
1 188 (18.22%) MS Excel
2 151 (14.63%) MS Office
3 21 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) MS Project
5 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.39%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.097%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.097%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 39 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.48%) Eikon
5 3 (0.29%) SAP CCM
5 3 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.19%) Agresso
7 1 (0.097%) assyst
7 1 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.097%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 256 (24.81%) Office 365
2 44 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.65%) Yammer
4 15 (1.45%) SaaS
5 14 (1.36%) PaaS
6 12 (1.16%) IaaS
7 10 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.87%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.29%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.097%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 138 (13.37%) DNS
2 136 (13.18%) Unified Communications
3 109 (10.56%) Skype
4 95 (9.21%) WAN
5 90 (8.72%) VPN
6 89 (8.62%) LAN
7 82 (7.95%) Firewall
8 75 (7.27%) DHCP
9 55 (5.33%) VoIP
10 44 (4.26%) SAN
11 40 (3.88%) Internet
12 33 (3.20%) PBX
13 31 (3.00%) TCP/IP
14 29 (2.81%) Wireless
15 28 (2.71%) VLAN
16 25 (2.42%) LDAP
17 24 (2.33%) WebEx
18 22 (2.13%) MPLS
19 17 (1.65%) NetScaler
19 17 (1.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.39%) MySQL
7 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.29%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.19%) EDMS
8 2 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.097%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.097%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.097%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.097%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.19%) MSI
2 2 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 125 (12.11%) Finance
2 45 (4.36%) Banking
3 38 (3.68%) Legal
4 37 (3.59%) Law
5 31 (3.00%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.71%) Retail
7 15 (1.45%) Advertising
8 8 (0.78%) Back Office
8 8 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.78%) Marketing
9 7 (0.68%) Publishing
10 6 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.39%) Front Office
11 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.39%) Local Government
11 4 (0.39%) French Language
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Automotive
12 3 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 106 (10.27%) Analyst
2 101 (9.79%) Support Engineer
3 89 (8.62%) Consultant
4 80 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 75 (7.27%) Architect
6 68 (6.59%) Project Manager
7 65 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
8 47 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (3.59%) Administrator
10 35 (3.39%) Desktop Support
10 35 (3.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
11 34 (3.29%) Support Analyst
12 32 (3.10%) Trainer
13 28 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 25 (2.42%) IT Trainer
15 24 (2.33%) Office 365 Engineer
16 23 (2.23%) Service Analyst
16 23 (2.23%) Server Engineer
17 22 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
17 22 (2.13%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.91%) .NET
2 18 (1.74%) XMPP
3 12 (1.16%) Application Packaging
4 11 (1.07%) HTML
5 9 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 7 (0.68%) MAPI
7 5 (0.48%) CSS
8 4 (0.39%) Web Services
8 4 (0.39%) Middleware
8 4 (0.39%) HTML5
9 3 (0.29%) SAP Smart Forms
9 3 (0.29%) Ajax
9 3 (0.29%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.29%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.29%) XML
9 3 (0.29%) XSL
9 3 (0.29%) COM
9 3 (0.29%) RSS
10 1 (0.097%) Flash
10 1 (0.097%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 85 (8.24%) Video Conferencing
2 75 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 55 (5.33%) Blackberry
4 42 (4.07%) Clustering
5 26 (2.52%) User Experience
5 26 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.26%) PKI
7 13 (1.26%) iPhone
8 12 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 10 (0.97%) Private Cloud
9 10 (0.97%) iPad
10 9 (0.87%) Replication
10 9 (0.87%) PMI
11 8 (0.78%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.58%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.58%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.58%) BYOD
13 5 (0.48%) HP StoreVirtual
13 5 (0.48%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 482 (46.71%) Windows
2 178 (17.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 153 (14.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 150 (14.53%) Windows 7
5 87 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 42 (4.07%) Android
7 42 (4.07%) Linux
8 37 (3.59%) Windows XP
9 16 (1.55%) Windows Vista
10 15 (1.45%) Mac OS X
11 14 (1.36%) Apple iOS
12 13 (1.26%) Windows Phone
13 10 (0.97%) UNIX
14 8 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.19%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (16.09%) Migration
2 134 (12.98%) ITIL
3 71 (6.88%) Project Management
4 49 (4.75%) Change Management
5 48 (4.65%) CRM
6 40 (3.88%) PRINCE2
7 34 (3.29%) Service Management
8 30 (2.91%) Service Delivery
8 30 (2.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (2.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (2.81%) Programme Management
10 26 (2.52%) Mobile Device Management
11 22 (2.13%) Asset Management
12 20 (1.94%) Change Control
13 19 (1.84%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (1.84%) Problem Management
14 18 (1.74%) Coaching
14 18 (1.74%) Server Building
15 17 (1.65%) Capacity Management
16 16 (1.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 121 (11.72%) PowerShell
2 98 (9.50%) SQL
3 17 (1.65%) VBScript
4 11 (1.07%) C
5 5 (0.48%) C#
5 5 (0.48%) JavaScript
5 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.29%) VB
6 3 (0.29%) Perl
6 3 (0.29%) Java
6 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.097%) X++
7 1 (0.097%) VBA
Qualifications
1 125 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 86 (8.33%) MCSE
4 59 (5.72%) SC Cleared
5 40 (3.88%) MCSA
6 30 (2.91%) Degree
7 28 (2.71%) MCITP
7 28 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (2.33%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.23%) CCNA
10 18 (1.74%) MCTS
11 15 (1.45%) MCP
12 13 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.16%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.97%) CCNP
15 9 (0.87%) HND
16 8 (0.78%) MOS
17 6 (0.58%) CCIE
18 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 5 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (4.36%) SLA
2 8 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (0.78%) QA
3 5 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.097%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 389 (37.69%) Active Directory
2 123 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (8.14%) Hyper-V
4 72 (6.98%) XenApp
5 44 (4.26%) vSphere
6 39 (3.78%) XenDesktop
7 32 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 28 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (2.52%) VMware ESX
10 22 (2.13%) XenServer
11 10 (0.97%) DFS Replication
11 10 (0.97%) Forefront TMG
12 9 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (0.78%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.48%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.39%) UAG
17 3 (0.29%) Samba
17 3 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 142 (13.76%) SCCM
2 80 (7.75%) SCOM
3 25 (2.42%) WSUS
4 23 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 23 (2.23%) AirWatch
5 17 (1.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 16 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 14 (1.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 14 (1.36%) SCVMM
8 13 (1.26%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.07%) SCDPM
10 9 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (0.78%) SCOrch
11 8 (0.78%) SCSM
12 7 (0.68%) XenMobile
12 7 (0.68%) OVSD
12 7 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (0.58%) Tivoli
14 5 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 512 (49.61%) Microsoft
2 210 (20.35%) VMware
3 141 (13.66%) Citrix
4 140 (13.57%) Cisco
5 69 (6.69%) HP
6 46 (4.46%) Polycom
7 42 (4.07%) Symantec
8 37 (3.59%) Avaya
9 25 (2.42%) Adobe
10 23 (2.23%) Dell
11 20 (1.94%) NetApp
12 19 (1.84%) Lotus
12 19 (1.84%) EMC
13 18 (1.74%) Apple
13 18 (1.74%) F5
14 17 (1.65%) Google
14 17 (1.65%) Remedy
15 16 (1.55%) McAfee
15 16 (1.55%) Oracle
15 16 (1.55%) Mitel
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