The table below looks at the statistics for Lync skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lync over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 96 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing Lync 33 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.13% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.68% 2.22% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £440 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +30.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £285 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £476 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £363
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.60
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -15.79%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
494 451 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.96% 17.83% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 273 225
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.00 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+17.01% -9.21%

Lync
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Lync Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Lync
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Lync Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Lync
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lync across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Lync
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lync across the Scotland region.

Lync Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Lync
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lync within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +14 22 £320 -30.43%
Renfrewshire - 4 £343 -
Glasgow -4 3 £295 -5.60% 1
Fife - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) SharePoint
2 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (35.56%) HP
6 15 (33.33%) VMware
7 14 (31.11%) SCCM
7 14 (31.11%) Office 365
8 13 (28.89%) MS Office
9 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
9 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.22%) WAN
10 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 10 (22.22%) Finance
11 9 (20.00%) Cisco
11 9 (20.00%) SQL
12 8 (17.78%) SAN
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (15.56%) Citrix
13 7 (15.56%) DNS
13 7 (15.56%) Migration
13 7 (15.56%) Banking
13 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
14 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging
14 6 (13.33%) HTML

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 23 (51.11%) SharePoint
2 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (11.11%) IIS
5 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (4.44%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Office
2 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
3 1 (2.22%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) FRx
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) WAN
2 8 (17.78%) SAN
3 7 (15.56%) DNS
4 5 (11.11%) WLAN
4 5 (11.11%) LAN
5 4 (8.89%) Wireless
5 4 (8.89%) Intranet
6 3 (6.67%) Internet
6 3 (6.67%) VoIP
6 3 (6.67%) DHCP
6 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
8 1 (2.22%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 7 (15.56%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (4.44%) Law
3 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Project Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Data Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support
5 3 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Intranet Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Data Centre Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Intranet Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Network Support
6 2 (4.44%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging
1 6 (13.33%) HTML
1 6 (13.33%) .NET
2 5 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (4.44%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.22%) GIS
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Social Media
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.44%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 4 (8.89%) Coaching
2 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) Service Management
4 1 (2.22%) ERP
4 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.22%) Information Management
4 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.22%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.22%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.22%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) VBA
4 1 (2.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.67%) MCP
2 3 (6.67%) HND
2 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) CCNA
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.67%) vSphere
4 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.67%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.44%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 16 (35.56%) HP
3 15 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Citrix
6 6 (13.33%) NetApp
7 5 (11.11%) Symantec
7 5 (11.11%) CommVault
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle
7 5 (11.11%) Dell
7 5 (11.11%) EMC
8 4 (8.89%) F5
9 2 (4.44%) Lotus
10 1 (2.22%) Apple
10 1 (2.22%) McAfee
10 1 (2.22%) Adobe