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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 45 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 11 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.97% 1.46% 0.76%
As % of the Application Platforms category 15.07% 9.18% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Median daily rate £275 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.80% +20.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
73 98 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.06% 15.88% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 57 64
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 11 (91.67%) Office 365
3 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Migration
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (58.33%) WAN
4 7 (58.33%) OneDrive
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) Replication
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (33.33%) PABX
5 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
5 4 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) Polycom
7 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Law
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V

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 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) Office 365
2 7 (58.33%) OneDrive
3 4 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) Skype
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) PABX
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Floorwalker
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 4 (33.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Polycom
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco