The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Lync
Rank 52 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 6 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.96% 0.79% 0.34%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.83% 6.67% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate £375 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
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 £22.50 £17.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -35.77%
Lync
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 Glasgow region.

Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
103 90 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 16.43% 11.87% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 56 50
Average daily rate £300 £340 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £248 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (11.11%) PDA

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Lync Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Lync Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Subject Matter Expert
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) VMware