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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 226 298 323
Rank change year-on-year
+72 +25
Contract jobs citing Lync 505 340 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.20% 3.69% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 195 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.35 £16.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.15% -25.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £20.90 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -

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
9703 9203 8413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.19% 17.38% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6033 5679 4745
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 313 445
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.09 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +65 464 £325 -18.59% 145
London +33 206 £350 -16.41% 54
South East +31 102 £338 +2.27% 32
City of London +34 53 £398 -6.47% 20
South West +39 42 £270 -32.58% 9
West Midlands +18 33 £344 -23.61% 6
Berkshire +15 29 £413 +17.85% 12
Scotland +18 27 £320 -26.43% 4
East of England +26 26 £425 +209.09% 5
Yorkshire -2 26 £325 -10.34% 14
Surrey +26 24 £300 - 9
Buckinghamshire +15 21 £350 -13.58% 1
West Yorkshire -4 19 £360 -0.68% 9
Edinburgh +11 18 £320 -30.43% 1
Leeds -4 17 £360 -0.68% 8
Bristol +14 15 £280 - 3
Hertfordshire - 15 £413 - 1
Guildford - 12 £275 - 1
Reading +9 11 £383 -15.00% 5
Milton Keynes +6 11 £370 -13.45% 1
East Midlands -12 11 £250 -30.55% 3
Wiltshire +9 10 £450 - 3
Birmingham +1 10 £350 -8.49% 4
Hampshire -4 10 £300 -6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -12 8 £128 -36.25% 2
Slough +6 7 £275 -21.42% 1
North West -32 7 £235 -13.68% 11
Warwickshire - 7 £325 -
Rugby - 7 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £150 -

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 445 (48.58%) Microsoft
2 433 (47.27%) Windows
3 383 (41.81%) Active Directory
4 281 (30.68%) MS Exchange
5 239 (26.09%) SharePoint
6 206 (22.49%) Office 365
7 187 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 179 (19.54%) Migration
9 164 (17.90%) VMware
9 164 (17.90%) Cisco
10 158 (17.25%) MS Excel
11 157 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 151 (16.48%) MS Office
13 149 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
14 139 (15.17%) SCCM
15 130 (14.19%) Windows 7
16 123 (13.43%) Unified Communications
17 116 (12.66%) ITIL
18 110 (12.01%) DNS
19 109 (11.90%) Finance
20 108 (11.79%) SQL
21 105 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2013
22 103 (11.24%) Citrix
23 99 (10.81%) Hyper-V
24 98 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
25 95 (10.37%) SQL Server
26 88 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
26 88 (9.61%) PowerShell
27 77 (8.41%) LAN
27 77 (8.41%) WAN

Lync
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 281 (30.68%) MS Exchange
2 239 (26.09%) SharePoint
3 187 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 105 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 65 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 54 (5.90%) Office Communications Server
7 49 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2003
8 38 (4.15%) IIS
9 34 (3.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (1.64%) IBM Notes
13 8 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
15 5 (0.55%) MindAlign
15 5 (0.55%) CMS
16 4 (0.44%) Lotus Domino
16 4 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
16 4 (0.44%) WorkSite
17 3 (0.33%) GroupWise
Applications
1 158 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 151 (16.48%) MS Office
3 6 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.55%) MS Project
5 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 41 (4.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.55%) Eikon
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.11%) FRx
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 206 (22.49%) Office 365
2 43 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.86%) IaaS
4 15 (1.64%) PaaS
5 14 (1.53%) Yammer
6 10 (1.09%) SaaS
6 10 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.76%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Symantec.cloud
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 123 (13.43%) Unified Communications
2 110 (12.01%) DNS
3 77 (8.41%) LAN
3 77 (8.41%) WAN
4 72 (7.86%) Firewall
5 69 (7.53%) VPN
6 55 (6.00%) DHCP
7 52 (5.68%) VoIP
8 50 (5.46%) SAN
9 34 (3.71%) Wireless
10 33 (3.60%) PBX
11 30 (3.28%) LDAP
12 27 (2.95%) VLAN
12 27 (2.95%) Internet
13 24 (2.62%) IP Telephony
14 23 (2.51%) NAS
15 22 (2.40%) TCP/IP
16 21 (2.29%) MPLS
17 20 (2.18%) Intranet
18 19 (2.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.37%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.44%) EDRMS
6 4 (0.44%) EDMS
6 4 (0.44%) MySQL
6 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.11%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (0.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.22%) MSI
3 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.11%) Subversion
3 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 109 (11.90%) Finance
2 40 (4.37%) Telecoms
3 36 (3.93%) Banking
4 22 (2.40%) Retail
5 18 (1.97%) Legal
6 14 (1.53%) Law
7 13 (1.42%) Back Office
8 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.76%) Advertising
10 6 (0.66%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.55%) French Language
11 5 (0.55%) Marketing
11 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.44%) Front Office
13 3 (0.33%) Local Government
13 3 (0.33%) Electronics
13 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 102 (11.14%) Consultant
2 95 (10.37%) Analyst
2 95 (10.37%) Support Engineer
3 78 (8.52%) Architect
4 74 (8.08%) Project Manager
5 50 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 48 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
7 40 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (4.04%) Desktop Support
9 34 (3.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 32 (3.49%) Administrator
11 30 (3.28%) Support Analyst
12 29 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
13 26 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 24 (2.62%) Communications Engineer
15 23 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 23 (2.51%) Service Analyst
16 22 (2.40%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (2.40%) Service Desk Analyst
17 21 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.93%) .NET
2 21 (2.29%) XMPP
3 16 (1.75%) ASP.NET
4 13 (1.42%) Application Packaging
4 13 (1.42%) HTML
5 9 (0.98%) Middleware
6 6 (0.66%) CSS
6 6 (0.66%) Web Services
6 6 (0.66%) XML
6 6 (0.66%) XSL
6 6 (0.66%) Ajax
7 5 (0.55%) MAPI
8 4 (0.44%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.33%) HTML5
9 3 (0.33%) COM
10 2 (0.22%) WPF
11 1 (0.11%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.11%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.11%) ISPF
11 1 (0.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 65 (7.10%) Video Conferencing
3 57 (6.22%) Blackberry
3 57 (6.22%) Clustering
4 31 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.18%) PKI
5 20 (2.18%) User Experience
6 18 (1.97%) iPhone
7 9 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.98%) Smartphone
7 9 (0.98%) NHS
7 9 (0.98%) Management Information System
8 7 (0.76%) iPad
9 6 (0.66%) Thin Client
9 6 (0.66%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.66%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.66%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.55%) E-Learning
10 5 (0.55%) PMI
11 4 (0.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 433 (47.27%) Windows
2 157 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 149 (16.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (14.19%) Windows 7
5 75 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (4.37%) Windows 8
7 39 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 29 (3.17%) Android
9 27 (2.95%) Linux
10 20 (2.18%) UNIX
11 10 (1.09%) Solaris
12 9 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
12 9 (0.98%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.76%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.66%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.44%) HPUX
15 4 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.33%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (19.54%) Migration
2 116 (12.66%) ITIL
3 75 (8.19%) Project Management
4 52 (5.68%) CRM
5 41 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 38 (4.15%) Change Management
6 38 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (3.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 26 (2.84%) Service Delivery
9 25 (2.73%) Incident Management
10 22 (2.40%) Load Balancing
11 21 (2.29%) Mentoring
12 19 (2.07%) Service Management
13 18 (1.97%) Validation
14 17 (1.86%) Capacity Planning
15 16 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (1.75%) Supplier Management
16 14 (1.53%) Coaching
16 14 (1.53%) Change Control
17 13 (1.42%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (11.79%) SQL
2 88 (9.61%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.53%) C#
4 12 (1.31%) C
5 11 (1.20%) VBScript
6 9 (0.98%) Shell Script
7 8 (0.87%) Perl
7 8 (0.87%) Java
8 5 (0.55%) T-SQL
8 5 (0.55%) VB
9 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.11%) X++
10 1 (0.11%) VBA
10 1 (0.11%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 88 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (6.88%) MCSE
3 62 (6.77%) Security Cleared
4 47 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 29 (3.17%) MCITP
5 29 (3.17%) Degree
6 27 (2.95%) MCTS
6 27 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (2.73%) MCSA
8 18 (1.97%) CCNA
9 13 (1.42%) MCP
10 10 (1.09%) CCIE
11 8 (0.87%) CCNP
12 7 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.76%) HND
12 7 (0.76%) A+ Certification
13 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.44%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.62%) SLA
2 12 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (0.98%) QA
3 9 (0.98%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.33%) GxP
5 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 383 (41.81%) Active Directory
2 99 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 98 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (4.69%) XenApp
5 38 (4.15%) vSphere
6 24 (2.62%) XenDesktop
7 21 (2.29%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
10 13 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.31%) UAG
12 9 (0.98%) ISA Server
13 8 (0.87%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.76%) XenServer
15 5 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (0.55%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.44%) Xen
17 3 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.33%) Samba
17 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 139 (15.17%) SCCM
2 59 (6.44%) SCOM
3 24 (2.62%) AirWatch
4 19 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (2.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 15 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (1.42%) WSUS
6 13 (1.42%) NetBackup
7 11 (1.20%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.09%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 7 (0.76%) OVSD
10 6 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.44%) ARCserve
11 4 (0.44%) OpenView
11 4 (0.44%) Windows Intune
11 4 (0.44%) Cisco Prime
11 4 (0.44%) SCSM
11 4 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 445 (48.58%) Microsoft
2 164 (17.90%) VMware
2 164 (17.90%) Cisco
3 103 (11.24%) Citrix
4 63 (6.88%) HP
5 46 (5.02%) Avaya
6 35 (3.82%) Symantec
7 25 (2.73%) Oracle
8 19 (2.07%) Dell
8 19 (2.07%) EMC
8 19 (2.07%) Lotus
9 18 (1.97%) NetApp
9 18 (1.97%) Polycom
10 16 (1.75%) Mitel
11 15 (1.64%) Remedy
12 14 (1.53%) AppSense
13 13 (1.42%) Apple
14 12 (1.31%) Juniper
14 12 (1.31%) Altiris
14 12 (1.31%) Riverbed
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