The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the Scotland region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 119 92 102
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +10
Contract jobs citing Lync 12 25 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 1.01% 0.076%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.06% 6.11% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 0
Average daily rate
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£445 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £24.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-38.77% -5.76%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
392 409 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.48% 16.54% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 180 143
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -
Lync
UK

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 July 2014.

Lync Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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
Edinburgh -27 7 £460 +18.70% 2
Glasgow -5 3 £300 -7.69% 4
Stirling - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) .NET
3 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (30.00%) JSON
4 6 (30.00%) IIS
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (30.00%) XML
4 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (25.00%) RESTful
5 5 (25.00%) SOAP
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (20.00%) QA
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) MS Office
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (30.00%) IIS
3 6 (30.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) WordPress
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Lead Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
5 1 (5.00%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) JSON
2 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) RESTful
3 5 (25.00%) SOAP
3 5 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) HTML
4 2 (10.00%) HTML5
5 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.00%) WPF
5 1 (5.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.00%) MVVM
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Network Design
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) VBScript
4 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) Progress
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
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