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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 91 87 83
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.31% 0.32% 0.48%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.44% 2.11% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Median daily rate £290 £283 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -39.89%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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
278 237 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 21.72% 15.07% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 105 160
Median daily rate £375 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £464 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +27.27%

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 23 July 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 17 (70.83%) Citrix
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 14 (58.33%) XenApp
4 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
5 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 12 (50.00%) Skype
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (37.50%) SCCM
7 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
7 9 (37.50%) Symantec
7 9 (37.50%) Finance
7 9 (37.50%) VMware
8 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (33.33%) DNS
8 8 (33.33%) DHCP
8 8 (33.33%) SCOM
8 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
8 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
9 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) SQL
9 7 (29.17%) Linux

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 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) CMS
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Skype
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) PABX
3 3 (12.50%) PBX
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 2 (8.33%) VLAN
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) VXLAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) SAN
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) Informix
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 6 (25.00%) Systems Support Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (12.50%) Active Directory Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support
3 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 5 (20.83%) Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) NHS
5 1 (4.17%) PMI
5 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Linux
5 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
7 3 (12.50%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) Kanban
4 5 (20.83%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (20.83%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.83%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (8.33%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (8.33%) DevOps
7 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
8 1 (4.17%) Content Management
8 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
8 1 (4.17%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) CCNP
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (58.33%) XenApp
2 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SCCM
2 8 (33.33%) SCOM
2 8 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (20.83%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (12.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Citrix
2 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) Symantec
3 9 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (12.50%) CA
6 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) Mitel
6 3 (12.50%) Sun
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Google