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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 64 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 12 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.59% 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.06% 3.02% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Median daily rate £400 £438 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £365 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.42%
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
170 298 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.56% 19.62% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 153 167
Median daily rate £350 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £25.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -26.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.70%

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 4 December 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 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 11 (61.11%) Skype
4 9 (50.00%) Unified Communications
5 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 8 (44.44%) Law
6 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
6 7 (38.89%) Citrix
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (33.33%) XenApp
7 6 (33.33%) Office 365
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (27.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 5 (27.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
8 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (27.78%) SCCM
8 5 (27.78%) SCOM
8 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
8 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 5 (27.78%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) CA
8 5 (27.78%) DHCP

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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (27.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.56%) CMS
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Skype
2 9 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (27.78%) DHCP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (44.44%) Law
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) IT Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Lync Specialist
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Business Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Blackberry
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) XenApp
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (27.78%) XenDesktop
4 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (5.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
1 5 (27.78%) SCOM
1 5 (27.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 5 (27.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 5 (27.78%) CA
3 5 (27.78%) Symantec
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) BT
5 2 (11.11%) Openreach
5 2 (11.11%) Varonis
6 1 (5.56%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp