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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank - 66 55
Contract jobs citing Lync 0 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 1.10% 1.09%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 5.04% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Average daily rate
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- £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £365 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.58% +12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -44.44%
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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
248 258 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.48% 21.88% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 152 81
Average daily rate £380 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £210 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £32.43 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.20% -36.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 11 (61.11%) MS Office
4 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 8 (44.44%) SCCM
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (38.89%) HP
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (38.89%) SQL
8 6 (33.33%) Cisco
8 6 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (33.33%) Application Packaging
9 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
9 5 (27.78%) User Experience
9 5 (27.78%) Office 365
9 5 (27.78%) .NET
9 5 (27.78%) IIS
9 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
10 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 4 (22.22%) Coaching
10 4 (22.22%) QA
10 4 (22.22%) VMware
11 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (16.67%) BitLocker
11 3 (16.67%) Degree
11 3 (16.67%) HND

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 12 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (27.78%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (11.11%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) VoIP
1 2 (11.11%) WLAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
1 2 (11.11%) DNS
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) Internet
1 2 (11.11%) Wireless
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (11.11%) iSCSI
1 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.56%) Broadband
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
1 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support
5 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (11.11%) Android
7 1 (5.56%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Coaching
2 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) HND
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 15 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) HP
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Lotus
6 1 (5.56%) Apple
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Adobe