The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Glasgow region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 66 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing Lync 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.29% 0.66% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.83% 3.49% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £313 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £387 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.88
% change year-on-year
- -27.86%
Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
109 172 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 15.87% 19.01% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 95 56
Average daily rate £325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £252 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -44.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Lync
Scotland

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (16.67%) QA
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 1 (16.67%) WordPress
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) MVVM
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) .NET
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Progress
5 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) XSLT
5 1 (16.67%) OO

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Messaging Specialist
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) WPF
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) XML
1 1 (16.67%) XSLT
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
2 1 (16.67%) MVVM
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Progress