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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 255 326 417
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +91
Contract jobs citing Lync 442 291 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.32% 3.15% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 162 117
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 19
Average hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.45% +10.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.07 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £48.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +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
10240 9236 10077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.78% 17.51% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6163 5455 5642
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 372 494
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 19 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 19 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 19 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 +86 406 £375 +15.38% 151
London +88 198 £400 - 48
South East +56 124 £375 +15.38% 43
Berkshire +44 48 £438 +19.86% 13
City of London +35 40 £420 +4.86% 14
Hampshire +7 29 £325 -7.14% 8
Scotland -16 26 £475 +46.15% 4
Reading +36 25 £545 +31.32% 6
Edinburgh +10 23 £475 +22.58% 2
North West -3 18 £338 +12.50% 15
South West -35 18 £365 +100.54% 26
Yorkshire +16 16 £200 - 3
Surrey -10 15 £450 +40.62% 8
West Midlands -12 14 £400 +7.38% 5
West Sussex - 13 £375 - 2
Birmingham +3 12 £400 +39.13% 3
East of England -26 11 £120 -56.36% 4
West Yorkshire - 10 - - 2
Basingstoke - 10 £325 - 1
Leeds - 10 - - 1
Cheshire +14 9 - - 2
Milton Keynes -7 9 £318 +104.83% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 9 £318 +92.42% 4
Cambridgeshire +8 8 £110 -48.83% 1
Lancashire -12 7 £325 -21.21%
Newbury - 7 £394 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 7 - - 1
Bristol - 6 £370 - 10
East Midlands +1 5 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 5 £200 - 1

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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.

1 449 (58.69%) Microsoft
2 384 (50.20%) Windows
3 301 (39.35%) Active Directory
4 288 (37.65%) MS Exchange
5 228 (29.80%) SharePoint
6 166 (21.70%) Exchange Server 2010
7 147 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 139 (18.17%) Windows 7
9 130 (16.99%) Migration
10 116 (15.16%) VMware
11 114 (14.90%) Cisco
12 112 (14.64%) MS Excel
12 112 (14.64%) ITIL
12 112 (14.64%) Finance
13 107 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 100 (13.07%) Unified Communications
14 100 (13.07%) Office 365
14 100 (13.07%) MS Office
15 96 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 86 (11.24%) PowerShell
17 84 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
18 82 (10.72%) Hyper-V
19 81 (10.59%) SCCM
20 77 (10.07%) DNS
21 76 (9.93%) Citrix
22 75 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
23 72 (9.41%) SQL
23 72 (9.41%) Firewall
24 69 (9.02%) SQL Server
25 62 (8.10%) Symantec

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 288 (37.65%) MS Exchange
2 228 (29.80%) SharePoint
3 166 (21.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 107 (13.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (5.23%) SharePoint 2013
8 37 (4.84%) Office Communications Server
9 33 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 33 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 29 (3.79%) IIS
11 17 (2.22%) IBM Notes
12 15 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.31%) MindAlign
14 5 (0.65%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.52%) Zimbra
15 4 (0.52%) Quickr
15 4 (0.52%) WorkSite
16 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.39%) CMS
Applications
1 112 (14.64%) MS Excel
2 100 (13.07%) MS Office
3 8 (1.05%) MS Project
4 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.92%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.39%) InDesign
6 3 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 26 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.18%) Eikon
4 4 (0.52%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 100 (13.07%) Office 365
2 38 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.31%) SaaS
5 4 (0.52%) IaaS
6 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.39%) PaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (13.07%) Unified Communications
2 77 (10.07%) DNS
3 72 (9.41%) Firewall
4 59 (7.71%) SAN
5 47 (6.14%) DHCP
6 44 (5.75%) LAN
7 42 (5.49%) WAN
8 38 (4.97%) VPN
9 31 (4.05%) TCP/IP
10 27 (3.53%) VoIP
10 27 (3.53%) PBX
11 22 (2.88%) NAS
11 22 (2.88%) Wireless
12 20 (2.61%) VLAN
13 18 (2.35%) Internet
14 16 (2.09%) DMZ
14 16 (2.09%) MPLS
15 14 (1.83%) NetScaler
15 14 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
16 12 (1.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.65%) MySQL
4 5 (0.65%) EDMS
4 5 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.39%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.13%) IDOL
7 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.39%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.26%) MSI
4 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
General
1 112 (14.64%) Finance
2 61 (7.97%) Telecoms
3 54 (7.06%) Banking
4 18 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.83%) Law
6 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.05%) Military
6 8 (1.05%) Retail
7 7 (0.92%) Legal
8 5 (0.65%) Publishing
8 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.52%) Advertising
9 4 (0.52%) Billing
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Back Office
11 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
12 1 (0.13%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 107 (13.99%) Architect
2 100 (13.07%) Analyst
3 81 (10.59%) Consultant
4 62 (8.10%) Project Manager
5 49 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 36 (4.71%) Messaging Engineer
7 32 (4.18%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (3.53%) Desktop Support
9 26 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (3.40%) Technical Architect
9 26 (3.40%) Business Analyst
10 24 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
12 18 (2.35%) Developer
13 17 (2.22%) Infrastructure Manager
13 17 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 17 (2.22%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (2.09%) Technical Project Manager
14 16 (2.09%) Technical Manager
14 16 (2.09%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.10%) .NET
2 24 (3.14%) XMPP
3 16 (2.09%) Application Packaging
4 15 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.57%) XML
5 12 (1.57%) HTML
6 11 (1.44%) JSON
6 11 (1.44%) Web Services
7 10 (1.31%) RESTful
7 10 (1.31%) SOAP
8 7 (0.92%) CSS
8 7 (0.92%) Middleware
9 6 (0.78%) HTML5
10 4 (0.52%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.39%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.39%) Flash
12 2 (0.26%) jQuery
13 1 (0.13%) WCF
13 1 (0.13%) WPF
13 1 (0.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (7.84%) Blackberry
2 56 (7.32%) Clustering
3 49 (6.41%) Video Conferencing
4 29 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (1.83%) User Experience
6 10 (1.31%) IVR
7 9 (1.18%) iPhone
7 9 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.18%) iPad
8 8 (1.05%) Handset
9 7 (0.92%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.78%) Replication
11 5 (0.65%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.65%) Video Editing
11 5 (0.65%) FMCG
12 4 (0.52%) GIS
12 4 (0.52%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.52%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.52%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 384 (50.20%) Windows
2 147 (19.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (18.17%) Windows 7
4 96 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (10.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (6.93%) Windows XP
7 27 (3.53%) Windows 8
8 22 (2.88%) Android
9 14 (1.83%) Linux
10 12 (1.57%) Solaris
11 11 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.05%) UNIX
13 5 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.65%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.13%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (16.99%) Migration
2 112 (14.64%) ITIL
3 48 (6.27%) Project Management
4 36 (4.71%) PRINCE2
5 35 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (3.92%) Service Delivery
7 29 (3.79%) Change Management
7 29 (3.79%) CRM
8 27 (3.53%) Service Management
9 24 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (2.75%) Load Balancing
11 20 (2.61%) Mentoring
12 18 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (2.35%) Coaching
13 17 (2.22%) Data Protection
14 16 (2.09%) Incident Management
15 15 (1.96%) Enterprise Architecture
15 15 (1.96%) Asset Management
16 14 (1.83%) Mobile Device Management
16 14 (1.83%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 86 (11.24%) PowerShell
2 72 (9.41%) SQL
3 15 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 12 (1.57%) Java
4 12 (1.57%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.31%) Perl
6 9 (1.18%) VBScript
7 5 (0.65%) C#
8 2 (0.26%) C
9 1 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 42 (5.49%) MCSE
4 32 (4.18%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.35%) MCITP
6 13 (1.70%) Degree
7 10 (1.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.78%) PMP
11 6 (0.78%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.65%) APMP
13 4 (0.52%) CCNA
13 4 (0.52%) MCSA
13 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.39%) MCTS
14 3 (0.39%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.83%) SLA
2 12 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 12 (1.57%) QA
3 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.39%) BS7799
4 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 301 (39.35%) Active Directory
2 82 (10.72%) Hyper-V
3 47 (6.14%) XenApp
4 40 (5.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (3.66%) vSphere
6 26 (3.40%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.01%) VMware ESX
8 17 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.96%) UAG
11 14 (1.83%) XenServer
12 6 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.65%) Xen
13 5 (0.65%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.39%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.39%) Brightmail
15 2 (0.26%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.13%) Novell eDirectory
16 1 (0.13%) BlackBerry Internet Service
16 1 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 81 (10.59%) SCCM
2 46 (6.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 42 (5.49%) SCOM
4 19 (2.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 16 (2.09%) Backup Exec
6 13 (1.70%) MOM
6 13 (1.70%) SCOrch
7 8 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (0.92%) WSUS
9 6 (0.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.65%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 3 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.26%) AppDNA
13 2 (0.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.26%) SCSM
13 2 (0.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 449 (58.69%) Microsoft
2 116 (15.16%) VMware
3 114 (14.90%) Cisco
4 76 (9.93%) Citrix
5 62 (8.10%) Symantec
6 48 (6.27%) Avaya
7 43 (5.62%) HP
8 31 (4.05%) Dell
9 27 (3.53%) AppSense
10 25 (3.27%) Polycom
11 22 (2.88%) Bloomberg
12 19 (2.48%) IBM
13 17 (2.22%) Remedy
13 17 (2.22%) Lotus
14 15 (1.96%) IronPort
14 15 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 15 (1.96%) Oracle
15 14 (1.83%) MobileIron
15 14 (1.83%) NetApp
16 13 (1.70%) Mitel
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