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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 230 305 326
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +21
Contract jobs citing Lync 498 333 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.61% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.89% 3.49% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 171 116
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £178 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 10
Average hourly rate £17.08 £18.10 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.45 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £33.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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
10187 9531 8359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.30% 17.49% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6177 5861 4724
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 310 411
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%

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 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +81 455 £350 -12.50% 161
London +35 203 £325 -23.52% 64
South East +6 107 £375 -6.25% 33
City of London +45 64 £390 -7.75% 21
Berkshire +13 42 £388 -3.12% 13
West Midlands +11 33 £344 -23.61% 6
South West +6 33 £278 -30.62% 10
Scotland +24 28 £360 +20.00% 3
Surrey +22 28 £388 +19.23% 8
East of England +27 25 £425 +209.09% 10
Edinburgh +9 20 £400 +88.23% 2
East Midlands -1 18 £285 -25.00% 9
Yorkshire -18 17 £363 - 9
Bristol +11 15 £280 -30.00% 2
West Yorkshire -6 14 £425 +17.24% 7
West Sussex -11 12 £395 -16.84%
Reading +4 11 £395 -12.22% 6
North West -31 11 £438 +30.20% 17
Hertfordshire +15 10 £425 - 5
Cambridgeshire +10 10 £450 +136.84% 3
Slough +4 10 £363 +9.84% 3
Leeds -5 10 £425 +17.24% 7
Guildford - 10 £350 -
Warwickshire +7 9 £325 -
Oxfordshire -9 9 £363 +81.25% 1
Hampshire -12 9 £338 -12.70% 7
Rugby - 9 £325 -
Wiltshire +8 8 £308 +36.66% 2
Cambridge - 8 £450 - 1
Durham +4 7 - - 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 440 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 422 (47.42%) Windows
3 396 (44.49%) Active Directory
4 282 (31.69%) MS Exchange
5 236 (26.52%) SharePoint
6 190 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 187 (21.01%) Office 365
8 176 (19.78%) Cisco
9 169 (18.99%) Migration
10 161 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 160 (17.98%) VMware
12 156 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 154 (17.30%) MS Office
14 146 (16.40%) MS Excel
15 137 (15.39%) SCCM
16 126 (14.16%) Windows 7
17 113 (12.70%) ITIL
18 112 (12.58%) DNS
19 111 (12.47%) SQL
20 103 (11.57%) Citrix
20 103 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
21 102 (11.46%) Unified Communications
22 96 (10.79%) Finance
22 96 (10.79%) Hyper-V
23 95 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
24 90 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
25 89 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
26 84 (9.44%) SQL Server
27 83 (9.33%) Firewall
28 77 (8.65%) LAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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
1 282 (31.69%) MS Exchange
2 236 (26.52%) SharePoint
3 190 (21.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 103 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 63 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (7.08%) Office Communications Server
6 50 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 43 (4.83%) IIS
8 39 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 29 (3.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.57%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.56%) CMS
15 4 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
15 4 (0.45%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.45%) MindAlign
16 3 (0.34%) GroupWise
17 2 (0.22%) Apache
Applications
1 154 (17.30%) MS Office
2 146 (16.40%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) MS Project
5 4 (0.45%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 30 (3.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.67%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.34%) Eikon
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) FRx
6 1 (0.11%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 187 (21.01%) Office 365
2 46 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.46%) Mimecast
4 12 (1.35%) IaaS
5 11 (1.24%) Yammer
5 11 (1.24%) SaaS
6 8 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.79%) PaaS
8 5 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.22%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 112 (12.58%) DNS
2 102 (11.46%) Unified Communications
3 83 (9.33%) Firewall
4 77 (8.65%) LAN
5 73 (8.20%) WAN
6 69 (7.75%) VPN
7 66 (7.42%) SAN
8 53 (5.96%) VoIP
8 53 (5.96%) DHCP
9 40 (4.49%) Wireless
10 35 (3.93%) TCP/IP
11 29 (3.26%) Internet
11 29 (3.26%) PBX
11 29 (3.26%) LDAP
11 29 (3.26%) VLAN
12 28 (3.15%) WebEx
13 26 (2.92%) IP Telephony
14 22 (2.47%) NAS
14 22 (2.47%) MPLS
15 21 (2.36%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.45%) EDRMS
5 4 (0.45%) EDMS
6 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) DB2
7 1 (0.11%) MS Access
7 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.11%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 6 (0.67%) JIRA
2 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.11%) Subversion
3 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
General
1 96 (10.79%) Finance
2 58 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 38 (4.27%) Banking
4 20 (2.25%) Legal
5 19 (2.13%) Retail
6 12 (1.35%) Law
7 10 (1.12%) Back Office
8 9 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.90%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.90%) Publishing
9 8 (0.90%) Marketing
10 6 (0.67%) Advertising
11 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.45%) French Language
12 3 (0.34%) German Language
12 3 (0.34%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
12 3 (0.34%) Local Government
12 3 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 110 (12.36%) Consultant
2 101 (11.35%) Analyst
3 97 (10.90%) Support Engineer
4 66 (7.42%) Architect
5 59 (6.63%) Project Manager
6 45 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 39 (4.38%) Desktop Support
9 36 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (3.48%) Administrator
11 30 (3.37%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.26%) Desktop Engineer
13 27 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 24 (2.70%) Service Analyst
15 23 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
16 22 (2.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 20 (2.25%) Communications Engineer
17 20 (2.25%) Systems Engineer
18 19 (2.13%) Cisco Engineer
18 19 (2.13%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.04%) .NET
2 23 (2.58%) XMPP
3 16 (1.80%) ASP.NET
3 16 (1.80%) Application Packaging
4 12 (1.35%) HTML
5 7 (0.79%) Middleware
6 6 (0.67%) XML
6 6 (0.67%) XSL
6 6 (0.67%) Ajax
7 5 (0.56%) MAPI
7 5 (0.56%) CSS
7 5 (0.56%) SOAP
7 5 (0.56%) Web Services
8 4 (0.45%) CGI
8 4 (0.45%) HTML5
8 4 (0.45%) SailPoint
9 2 (0.22%) WPF
9 2 (0.22%) XHTML
10 1 (0.11%) Flash
10 1 (0.11%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (7.30%) Video Conferencing
2 64 (7.19%) Clustering
3 58 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 31 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.13%) iPhone
6 18 (2.02%) PKI
7 16 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 16 (1.80%) User Experience
8 11 (1.24%) NHS
9 10 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 9 (1.01%) Public Cloud
11 8 (0.90%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.79%) Fat Client
12 7 (0.79%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.45%) PMI
13 4 (0.45%) IVR
13 4 (0.45%) iPad
13 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.45%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 422 (47.42%) Windows
2 161 (18.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 156 (17.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (14.16%) Windows 7
5 95 (10.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (4.94%) Windows XP
7 38 (4.27%) Windows 8
8 31 (3.48%) Linux
9 25 (2.81%) Android
10 18 (2.02%) UNIX
11 11 (1.24%) Solaris
12 8 (0.90%) Mac OS X
12 8 (0.90%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.67%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.56%) VMS
14 5 (0.56%) CentOS
15 4 (0.45%) HPUX
15 4 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (18.99%) Migration
2 113 (12.70%) ITIL
3 67 (7.53%) Project Management
4 45 (5.06%) CRM
5 37 (4.16%) PRINCE2
6 34 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (3.71%) Change Management
8 32 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 32 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 22 (2.47%) Load Balancing
10 21 (2.36%) Incident Management
11 18 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (1.91%) Mentoring
12 17 (1.91%) Validation
12 17 (1.91%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (1.80%) Service Management
14 15 (1.69%) Supplier Management
14 15 (1.69%) Product Management
15 11 (1.24%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (1.24%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 111 (12.47%) SQL
2 76 (8.54%) PowerShell
3 13 (1.46%) VBScript
3 13 (1.46%) C#
4 9 (1.01%) C
4 9 (1.01%) Shell Script
5 8 (0.90%) Perl
5 8 (0.90%) Java
5 8 (0.90%) VB
6 5 (0.56%) FoxPro (VFP)
7 2 (0.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.11%) X++
8 1 (0.11%) VBA
8 1 (0.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 89 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (7.75%) MCSE
3 52 (5.84%) Security Cleared
4 36 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.04%) Degree
5 31 (3.48%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (3.37%) MCSA
7 21 (2.36%) MCITP
8 18 (2.02%) MCTS
8 18 (2.02%) CCNA
9 17 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (1.35%) CCNP
11 10 (1.12%) CCIE
12 9 (1.01%) MCP
13 8 (0.90%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.56%) HND
14 5 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.45%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.92%) SLA
2 14 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (1.24%) QA
3 11 (1.24%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.34%) GxP
5 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 396 (44.49%) Active Directory
2 96 (10.79%) Hyper-V
3 90 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (4.61%) XenApp
5 37 (4.16%) vSphere
6 26 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 15 (1.69%) VMware ESX
7 15 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
8 12 (1.35%) UAG
9 9 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.90%) ISA Server
11 7 (0.79%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (0.56%) Xen
12 5 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.34%) XenServer
13 3 (0.34%) Samba
13 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 137 (15.39%) SCCM
2 57 (6.40%) SCOM
3 22 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 20 (2.25%) AirWatch
5 16 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 14 (1.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 13 (1.46%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.12%) WSUS
9 8 (0.90%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 6 (0.67%) SCDPM
11 6 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.67%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.45%) SCSM
13 4 (0.45%) Windows Intune
13 4 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
14 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 440 (49.44%) Microsoft
2 176 (19.78%) Cisco
3 160 (17.98%) VMware
4 103 (11.57%) Citrix
5 73 (8.20%) HP
6 43 (4.83%) Avaya
7 39 (4.38%) Symantec
8 26 (2.92%) Dell
9 23 (2.58%) EMC
9 23 (2.58%) Oracle
10 22 (2.47%) Polycom
11 19 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 18 (2.02%) Lotus
13 16 (1.80%) Remedy
14 15 (1.69%) Mitel
14 15 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 15 (1.69%) NetApp
15 14 (1.57%) Riverbed
15 14 (1.57%) McAfee
16 13 (1.46%) Tandberg
Wiltshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £25 - £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £250.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago