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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 110 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Lync 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.54% 1.97% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-20.58% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.50 £29.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £27.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-35.77% +55.71%
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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
433 406 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.16% 18.14% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 182 175
Average daily rate £380 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £221 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -2 6 £310 -11.42% 2
Edinburgh - 1 £325 -
Stirling - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) Polycom
5 8 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 8 (26.67%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
6 7 (23.33%) Migration
6 7 (23.33%) SCCM
6 7 (23.33%) Office 365
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (20.00%) Dell
7 6 (20.00%) SAN
7 6 (20.00%) NetApp
8 5 (16.67%) Symantec
8 5 (16.67%) CommVault
8 5 (16.67%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
8 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (13.33%) EMC
9 4 (13.33%) LAN
9 4 (13.33%) WAN
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (13.33%) LAN
2 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 3 (10.00%) WLAN
3 3 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 16 (53.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Consultant
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Wintel Support
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) XML
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (10.00%) Line Management
3 2 (6.67%) Stress Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Coaching
4 1 (3.33%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 5 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Polycom
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) Dell
4 6 (20.00%) NetApp
5 5 (16.67%) Symantec
5 5 (16.67%) CommVault
5 5 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (13.33%) EMC
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) McAfee
8 1 (3.33%) Citrix
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