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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Lync
Rank 101 85 113
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs citing Lync 26 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 1.17% 0.076%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.33% 6.95% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 0
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.99 £27.00 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-37.07% +8.12%
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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
488 417 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.55% 16.88% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 186 152
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £36.00 £25.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +10 23 £475 +22.58% 2
Glasgow -22 2 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Lync
UK

Lync
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Finance
3 15 (39.47%) MS Exchange
4 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
5 12 (31.58%) .NET
5 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
5 12 (31.58%) Migration
6 11 (28.95%) XML
6 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 11 (28.95%) SQL
6 11 (28.95%) JSON
6 11 (28.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
7 10 (26.32%) RESTful
7 10 (26.32%) User Experience
7 10 (26.32%) IIS
7 10 (26.32%) SOAP
7 10 (26.32%) Web Services
8 9 (23.68%) Coaching
8 9 (23.68%) Polycom
9 8 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (21.05%) QA
9 8 (21.05%) Windows
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (13.16%) CSS
11 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
11 5 (13.16%) HTML

Lync
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (39.47%) MS Exchange
2 14 (36.84%) SharePoint
3 11 (28.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (26.32%) IIS
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) EDMS
2 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 15 (39.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) SharePoint Developer
3 7 (18.42%) Lead Developer
4 5 (13.16%) Consultant
5 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Implementation Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Design Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.63%) IT Trainer
8 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Specialist
8 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
1 12 (31.58%) ASP.NET
2 11 (28.95%) XML
2 11 (28.95%) JSON
3 10 (26.32%) RESTful
3 10 (26.32%) SOAP
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
4 5 (13.16%) CSS
4 5 (13.16%) HTML
5 4 (10.53%) HTML5
6 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.63%) jQuery
6 1 (2.63%) WPF
6 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) User Experience
2 8 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Migration
2 9 (23.68%) Coaching
3 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
5 3 (7.89%) Line Management
5 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) Stress Testing
7 1 (2.63%) Waterfall
7 1 (2.63%) MVVM
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.63%) Project Management
7 1 (2.63%) OO
7 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) WSUS
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Polycom
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) EMC
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Progress
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
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