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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 119 89 110
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +21
Contract jobs citing Lync 13 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.89% 0.076%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.13% 5.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 0
Average daily rate
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£440 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £26.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +0.96%
Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
416 394 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.09% 15.98% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 178 147
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £227 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.77 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.90% -9.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.30 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
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 28 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 28 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 -21 8 £450 +14.28% 4
Glasgow -14 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 28 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 (52.38%) MS Exchange
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Windows
3 7 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (33.33%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) JSON
4 6 (28.57%) IIS
4 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 6 (28.57%) XML
4 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (23.81%) RESTful
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) SOAP
5 5 (23.81%) Web Services
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 4 (19.05%) QA
6 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) MS Office
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (28.57%) IIS
3 6 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) WordPress
6 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) EDMS
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Developer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 6 (28.57%) XML
2 6 (28.57%) JSON
3 5 (23.81%) SOAP
3 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 5 (23.81%) RESTful
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 1 (4.76%) WPF
5 1 (4.76%) XSLT
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) OO
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) MVVM
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Progress
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
Edinburgh
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 10 days ago