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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 76 76 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.20% 0.22% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.70% 1.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £369 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.15 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.00% -30.00%
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
362 234 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 25.51% 17.22% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 123 105
Average daily rate £386 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.02 £34.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.05% +240.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business.

1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) Office 365
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Skype
6 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
7 5 (21.74%) LDAP
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
7 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
7 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) Linux
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) CMS
5 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
5 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) Skype
2 5 (21.74%) DHCP
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) LDAP
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (4.35%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Informix
2 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
1 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Programme Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) IT Support
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Support
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
1 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (21.74%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Windows Server
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) Linux
7 2 (8.70%) Solaris
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) Asset Management
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Kanban
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Content Management
4 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 4 (17.39%) SCOM
3 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Citrix
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) Sun
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Polycom
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