The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 61 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.16% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.05% 1.23% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.66%
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 Glasgow region.

Application Platforms Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
95 162 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 14.96% 18.64% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 75 45
Median daily rate £325 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £396 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
2 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Migration
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
3 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (63.64%) Office 365
4 6 (54.55%) Skype
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
7 3 (27.27%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (27.27%) MCSE
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) IronPort
9 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (9.09%) Brightmail

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) OpenStack
5 3 (27.27%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) IPsec
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Brightmail
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) IronPort
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Nintex
3 1 (9.09%) VMware