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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 97 104 120
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 54 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.81% 0.97% 0.30%
As % of the Application Platforms category 9.08% 5.82% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 7 5
Average daily rate £430 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.54% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £304 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £405 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £366
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.08 £18.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+28.40% +13.63%
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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
595 498 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.93% 16.71% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 270 269
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £12.10 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.52% -28.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire -17 20 £433 +26.27%
Edinburgh -9 19 £450 +12.50%
Glasgow +12 9 £320 +8.47% 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business.

1 61 (72.62%) Active Directory
2 58 (69.05%) Windows
3 53 (63.10%) MS Exchange
4 52 (61.90%) Microsoft
5 51 (60.71%) Windows Server
6 49 (58.33%) PowerShell
7 48 (57.14%) Skype
8 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
10 40 (47.62%) Migration
11 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 39 (46.43%) Office 365
12 36 (42.86%) SharePoint
13 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
14 30 (35.71%) Load Balancing
15 29 (34.52%) Exchange Server 2007
16 27 (32.14%) Citrix
17 26 (30.95%) Office Communications Server
18 25 (29.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2003
19 23 (27.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 23 (27.38%) MCSE
20 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
20 22 (26.19%) VMware
20 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
21 21 (25.00%) DNS
22 20 (23.81%) Degree
23 19 (22.62%) IronPort
24 17 (20.24%) Computer Science

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Skype for Business 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 Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (63.10%) MS Exchange
2 43 (51.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (46.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 36 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 29 (34.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (30.95%) Office Communications Server
7 25 (29.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (17.86%) OpenStack
9 7 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
10 5 (5.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (3.57%) IIS
11 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.19%) CMS
12 1 (1.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 22 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.19%) MS Office
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.43%) Office 365
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 48 (57.14%) Skype
2 21 (25.00%) DNS
3 10 (11.90%) DHCP
3 10 (11.90%) WAN
4 6 (7.14%) LDAP
4 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.95%) Firewall
6 3 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.57%) Internet
6 3 (3.57%) LAN
6 3 (3.57%) PABX
6 3 (3.57%) PBX
6 3 (3.57%) SAN
6 3 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (3.57%) VLAN
6 3 (3.57%) VPN
7 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.38%) VXLAN
8 1 (1.19%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) Informix
2 6 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.19%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Advertising
3 1 (1.19%) Law
3 1 (1.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Messaging Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Consultant
3 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.52%) Lync Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Messaging Specialist
5 5 (5.95%) Programme Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) IT Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) IT Support
7 3 (3.57%) IT Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Systems Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) CSS
1 9 (10.71%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.38%) HTML5
3 2 (2.38%) LAMP
4 1 (1.19%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.24%) Computer Science
2 12 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 6 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (5.95%) Clustering
4 5 (5.95%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) PDA
5 2 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) NHS
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
6 1 (1.19%) PMI
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (69.05%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Windows Server
3 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (54.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (29.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (15.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (8.33%) Linux
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.95%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Migration
2 30 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 12 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.33%) Kanban
4 7 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.95%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.95%) Re-Platforming
6 5 (5.95%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (3.57%) Converged Infrastructure
8 3 (3.57%) High Availability
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL
9 2 (2.38%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (2.38%) Coaching
9 2 (2.38%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.38%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (58.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.52%) SQL
3 7 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 23 (27.38%) MCSE
2 23 (27.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
4 20 (23.81%) Degree
5 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.57%) CCNP
6 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) CCNA
7 1 (1.19%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 61 (72.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.10%) XenApp
4 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (5.95%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.57%) Brightmail
8 1 (1.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) SCOM
2 5 (5.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 27 (32.14%) Citrix
3 22 (26.19%) VMware
4 19 (22.62%) IronPort
5 11 (13.10%) HP
6 10 (11.90%) Cisco
7 7 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.14%) Oracle
8 6 (7.14%) Symantec
9 5 (5.95%) Sun
10 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.57%) EMC
10 3 (3.57%) Mitel
10 3 (3.57%) SAP
11 1 (1.19%) Becrypt
11 1 (1.19%) Dell
11 1 (1.19%) F5
11 1 (1.19%) Google