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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 78 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Lync 9 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.46% 0.84%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.02% 2.16% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £460 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +30.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £333 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £485 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -36.17%
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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
224 278 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 15.38% 21.38% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 173 73
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

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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

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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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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 1 July 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (45.83%) MS Office
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (33.33%) SCCM
6 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (33.33%) SQL
7 7 (29.17%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (29.17%) Banking
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) .NET
9 5 (20.83%) IIS
9 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
9 5 (20.83%) Office 365
9 5 (20.83%) User Experience
9 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 4 (16.67%) QA
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 4 (16.67%) Coaching
10 4 (16.67%) VMware
10 4 (16.67%) Intranet
11 3 (12.50%) HND
11 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (20.83%) IIS
4 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (45.83%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Intranet
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
2 2 (8.33%) WLAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Broadband
General
1 7 (29.17%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
2 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) IT Support
5 3 (12.50%) Intranet Manager
5 3 (12.50%) Intranet Project Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Network Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support
6 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (20.83%) .NET
2 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
7 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Coaching
2 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) HND
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) HP
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Citrix
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Adobe