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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 112 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.16% 1.70% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £387 £410
% change year-on-year
-9.47% -5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
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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
504 470 416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.49% 17.74% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 264 217
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

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 21 April 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
Edinburgh +12 19 £360 +69.41% 2
Aberdeen +3 1 - -
Glasgow -1 1 - -
Stirling - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
3 14 (38.89%) SCCM
4 13 (36.11%) HP
5 12 (33.33%) Office 365
6 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (30.56%) VMware
6 11 (30.56%) MS Office
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 8 (22.22%) SAN
7 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 6 (16.67%) LAN
9 6 (16.67%) WLAN
9 6 (16.67%) WAN
9 6 (16.67%) Banking
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) Application Packaging
10 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (13.89%) CommVault
10 5 (13.89%) Dell

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 14 (38.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.78%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Office 365
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) SAN
2 6 (16.67%) WLAN
2 6 (16.67%) WAN
2 6 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (11.11%) Intranet
4 3 (8.33%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 3 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Administrator
6 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Data Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Data Network Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Intranet Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Intranet Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Network Support
7 2 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) CSS
5 1 (2.78%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) GIS
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (8.33%) Coaching
2 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) ERP
4 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.78%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.78%) Information Management
4 1 (2.78%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VBA
3 1 (2.78%) X++
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) HND
2 3 (8.33%) CCNA
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (38.89%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) HP
3 11 (30.56%) VMware
4 8 (22.22%) Cisco
5 5 (13.89%) Oracle
5 5 (13.89%) Symantec
5 5 (13.89%) Dell
5 5 (13.89%) CommVault
6 4 (11.11%) NetApp
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (5.56%) Lotus
9 1 (2.78%) Apple
9 1 (2.78%) McAfee
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