The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 61 76 64
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs citing Lync 21 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.60% 0.26% 0.099%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.34% 1.22% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 0
Average daily rate
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£490 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £378
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £25.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-33.00% +47.05%
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Application Platforms Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
286 246 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.80% 20.94% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 114 48
Average daily rate £375 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £140.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.42% +833.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lync across the Edinburgh region.

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region 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 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 15 (51.72%) Finance
3 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
5 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) .NET
5 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
5 11 (37.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (34.48%) User Experience
6 10 (34.48%) RESTful
6 10 (34.48%) JSON
6 10 (34.48%) SOAP
6 10 (34.48%) Web Services
6 10 (34.48%) XML
6 10 (34.48%) IIS
7 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (31.03%) Polycom
7 9 (31.03%) Coaching
8 8 (27.59%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (27.59%) QA
9 6 (20.69%) Migration
10 5 (17.24%) CSS
10 5 (17.24%) HTML
11 4 (13.79%) Windows
11 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (13.79%) HTML5
12 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region 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 14 (48.28%) SharePoint
2 12 (41.38%) MS Exchange
3 11 (37.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (34.48%) IIS
5 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (51.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
1 11 (37.93%) SharePoint Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Lead Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (37.93%) .NET
1 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
2 10 (34.48%) RESTful
2 10 (34.48%) SOAP
2 10 (34.48%) Web Services
2 10 (34.48%) XML
2 10 (34.48%) JSON
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) HTML5
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) User Experience
2 8 (27.59%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Coaching
2 6 (20.69%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (10.34%) Line Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (27.59%) QA
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Polycom
3 3 (10.34%) VMware