The table below looks at the statistics for Skype for Business skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 101 114
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 11 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 1.04% 0.38%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.35% 5.14% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 5
Median daily rate £249 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.60% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £318 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £480 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £363 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-43.52% +21.42%

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
253 525 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.36% 20.29% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 317 231
Median daily rate £330 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £265 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £20.81 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Skype for Business Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Skype for Business across the Scotland region.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Skype for Business across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Skype for Business Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Skype for Business
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Scotland region.

Skype for Business Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 9 £249 -33.60% 1
Edinburgh +11 2 - -
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 41 (80.39%) Skype
2 39 (76.47%) Office 365
2 39 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 33 (64.71%) Migration
5 31 (60.78%) MS Exchange
6 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 29 (56.86%) Windows
8 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (50.98%) PowerShell
9 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
10 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
11 24 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (43.14%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
13 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (39.22%) MCSE
14 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (39.22%) Load Balancing
15 16 (31.37%) Degree
15 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
15 16 (31.37%) Exchange Server 2007
15 16 (31.37%) OpenStack
16 15 (29.41%) HP
17 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2003
18 10 (19.61%) IronPort
18 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
19 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
19 9 (17.65%) Law
20 8 (15.69%) WAN

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (60.78%) MS Exchange
2 30 (58.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
4 22 (43.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (31.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (31.37%) OpenStack
6 11 (21.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (15.69%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 39 (76.47%) Office 365
2 7 (13.73%) OneDrive
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 41 (80.39%) Skype
2 8 (15.69%) Unified Communications
2 8 (15.69%) WAN
3 6 (11.76%) VoIP
4 4 (7.84%) DHCP
4 4 (7.84%) DNS
5 3 (5.88%) PABX
6 2 (3.92%) LAN
7 1 (1.96%) SNMP
7 1 (1.96%) SSL
7 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (17.65%) Law
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Messaging Specialist
2 13 (25.49%) Lync Specialist
3 10 (19.61%) Office 365 Specialist
4 9 (17.65%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.84%) Architect
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Floorwalker
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Architect
7 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Desktop Support
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.88%) Replication
3 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (56.86%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
5 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (64.71%) Migration
2 20 (39.22%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.84%) Information Assurance
3 4 (7.84%) ITIL
3 4 (7.84%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.88%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.96%) DevOps
6 1 (1.96%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.96%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (1.96%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (39.22%) MCSE
3 16 (31.37%) Degree
4 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
5 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.96%) ISEB
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 39 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.92%) Brightmail
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
2 4 (7.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (7.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) HP
3 10 (19.61%) IronPort
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
5 4 (7.84%) CA
5 4 (7.84%) Symantec
5 4 (7.84%) VMware
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco
7 2 (3.92%) BT
7 2 (3.92%) Openreach
7 2 (3.92%) Polycom
7 2 (3.92%) Varonis
8 1 (1.96%) Altiris
8 1 (1.96%) AppSense
8 1 (1.96%) EMC
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
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