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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 114 109 107
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Lync 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.98% 1.53% 0.84%
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 £350 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
Lync
UK

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
505 457 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.31% 18.73% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 229 169
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £222 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £29.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.54% +84.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -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
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 -4 5 £310 -11.42% 3
Edinburgh - 2 £325 - 3
Stirling - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (50.00%) Finance
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 10 (27.78%) VMware
5 10 (27.78%) Windows
6 9 (25.00%) Polycom
7 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (19.44%) Office 365
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (19.44%) SCCM
8 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
8 7 (19.44%) SAN
8 7 (19.44%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) NetApp
9 6 (16.67%) Dell
9 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 6 (16.67%) SQL
9 6 (16.67%) .NET
9 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
9 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 6 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (16.67%) User Experience
10 5 (13.89%) Coaching
10 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (13.89%) RESTful
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 12 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 12 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (13.89%) IIS
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Office 365
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
3 2 (5.56%) WLAN
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 18 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Consultant
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Lead Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Wintel Support
6 2 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Implementation Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
1 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (13.89%) RESTful
2 5 (13.89%) SOAP
2 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 5 (13.89%) XML
2 5 (13.89%) JSON
3 3 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (2.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (16.67%) User Experience
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) Coaching
3 4 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.33%) Line Management
4 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.56%) Stress Testing
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
1 6 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.56%) CCNA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) NetBackup
2 5 (13.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.78%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Polycom
4 6 (16.67%) Dell
4 6 (16.67%) NetApp
5 5 (13.89%) Symantec
5 5 (13.89%) CommVault
5 5 (13.89%) HP
6 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix
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Rate: £48,743 - £54,841
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