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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Lync
Rank 107 118 94
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -24
Contract jobs citing Lync 18 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.41% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.59% 2.13% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 10
Average daily rate
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£295 £440 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% +42.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £476 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
- -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -38.77%
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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
501 517 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.61% 19.29% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 285 202
Average daily rate £330 £363 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 24
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -23.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £18.35 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 +5 9 £390 -15.21% 4
Renfrewshire +6 2 £343 -19.41%
Glasgow -1 2 £295 -1.66%
Aberdeen - 2 £175 -
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Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (53.66%) Windows
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 20 (48.78%) SharePoint
3 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (31.71%) MS Office
6 12 (29.27%) HP
6 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
6 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
7 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
7 10 (24.39%) SCCM
7 10 (24.39%) VMware
7 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
8 9 (21.95%) WAN
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) Office 365
9 8 (19.51%) Cisco
9 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (17.07%) Citrix
10 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.07%) DNS
10 7 (17.07%) Finance
10 7 (17.07%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) Banking
11 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
11 6 (14.63%) HTML
11 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (48.78%) SharePoint
2 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (14.63%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (12.20%) IIS
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.88%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) FRx
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) WAN
2 7 (17.07%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) SAN
3 4 (9.76%) Intranet
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) WLAN
4 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.32%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (7.32%) VoIP
4 3 (7.32%) Internet
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) Broadband
6 1 (2.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Power View
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
1 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Support Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Data Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Data Network Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) IT Support
5 3 (7.32%) Intranet Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Data Centre Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Intranet Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) HTML
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
1 6 (14.63%) Application Packaging
2 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET
2 5 (12.20%) CSS
3 2 (4.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) GIS
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (4.88%) Android
8 1 (2.44%) AIX
8 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
2 4 (9.76%) Coaching
2 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.88%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) ERP
4 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.44%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.44%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.44%) Information Management
4 1 (2.44%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
2 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 3 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) MCP
1 3 (7.32%) HND
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.44%) CCNA
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.32%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) BitLocker
5 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) HP
3 10 (24.39%) VMware
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco
5 7 (17.07%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) Oracle
7 4 (9.76%) F5
8 2 (4.88%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) NetApp
8 2 (4.88%) Lotus
9 1 (2.44%) Apple
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Adobe
9 1 (2.44%) CommVault
9 1 (2.44%) Dell