The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 88 66 73
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.070% 1.54% 0.58%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 8.40% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Median daily rate - £320 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.43%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-29.72% +12.12%
Skype for Business
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
263 262 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.44% 18.33% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 131 148
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £196 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.20 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +20.58%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (64.29%) Citrix
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Skype
4 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (39.29%) XenApp
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 10 (35.71%) Private Cloud
6 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
7 9 (32.14%) DHCP
7 9 (32.14%) DNS
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco
9 7 (25.00%) SCCM
10 6 (21.43%) Kanban
10 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
10 6 (21.43%) Symantec
10 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
11 5 (17.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (17.86%) Clustering

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) CMS
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) MS Office
4 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) Skype
2 9 (32.14%) DHCP
2 9 (32.14%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) LDAP
3 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (10.71%) Firewall
4 3 (10.71%) Internet
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) PABX
4 3 (10.71%) PBX
5 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
5 2 (7.14%) VXLAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) OSPF
6 1 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Informix
2 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Programme Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support
3 3 (10.71%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Support
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Support Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Private Cloud
2 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 5 (17.86%) Clustering
3 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (3.57%) PMI
5 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
5 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Solaris
7 1 (3.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Kanban
3 5 (17.86%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
3 5 (17.86%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 4 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (10.71%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Information Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNP
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (39.29%) XenApp
3 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (17.86%) XenDesktop
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) SCOM
2 5 (17.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (10.71%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Citrix
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (46.43%) VMware
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 6 (21.43%) Symantec
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) Sun
8 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
8 3 (10.71%) Mitel
8 3 (10.71%) SAP
9 2 (7.14%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) Google