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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 70 75 53
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -22
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.25% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.76% 1.28% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £200 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -27.61%
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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
217 234 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 16.21% 19.31% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 126 34
Average daily rate £400 £395 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +38.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £227 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £99.53 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +623.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -3.64%

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Intranet
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Polycom
5 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee
6 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) VCP4
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Intranet
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Intranet Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Intranet Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Implementation Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Messaging Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Stress Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) VCP4
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Polycom
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
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