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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Scotland
Rank 93 87 109
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 43 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 1.67% 0.51%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.16% 8.01% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 6
Median daily rate £320 £405 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +30.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £337 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £479 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-46.00% +25.00%

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
252 537 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.52% 20.86% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 311 234
Median daily rate £350 £395 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £269 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 12
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £16.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.41 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +3 11 £275 -26.80%
Renfrewshire +14 1 £340 -19.04%
Edinburgh -5 1 £450 +5.88%
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 43 (89.58%) Skype
2 37 (77.08%) Active Directory
3 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (75.00%) Office 365
4 31 (64.58%) Migration
5 27 (56.25%) Windows
5 27 (56.25%) MS Exchange
5 27 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (54.17%) SharePoint
7 24 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
9 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
10 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 19 (39.58%) MCSE
12 18 (37.50%) Load Balancing
13 16 (33.33%) Computer Science
13 16 (33.33%) Degree
13 16 (33.33%) OpenStack
14 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (31.25%) HP
15 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2003
16 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
17 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
17 9 (18.75%) SCCM
17 9 (18.75%) Law
18 8 (16.67%) 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 27 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 27 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (54.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (33.33%) OpenStack
5 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (22.92%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 36 (75.00%) Office 365
2 7 (14.58%) OneDrive
3 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 43 (89.58%) Skype
2 8 (16.67%) WAN
3 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
4 6 (12.50%) VoIP
5 5 (10.42%) DHCP
5 5 (10.42%) DNS
6 4 (8.33%) PABX
7 3 (6.25%) SAN
8 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.08%) Firewall
9 1 (2.08%) LAN
9 1 (2.08%) LDAP
9 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.08%) SNMP
9 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (18.75%) Law
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Lync Specialist
1 12 (25.00%) Messaging Specialist
2 10 (20.83%) Office 365 Specialist
3 9 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Office 365 Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Business Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Floorwalker
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.08%) Administrator
7 1 (2.08%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 16 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 10
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Linux
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (64.58%) Migration
2 18 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.33%) Information Assurance
3 4 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.17%) DevOps
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (2.08%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.08%) Time Management
6 1 (2.08%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.08%) Unit Testing
6 1 (2.08%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (39.58%) MCSE
3 16 (33.33%) Degree
4 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) ISEB
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 37 (77.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) XenApp
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
2 5 (10.42%) SCOM
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (4.17%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.25%) HP
3 8 (16.67%) IronPort
4 6 (12.50%) Citrix
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) VMware
6 3 (6.25%) CA
6 3 (6.25%) Symantec
7 2 (4.17%) BT
7 2 (4.17%) Openreach
7 2 (4.17%) Polycom
7 2 (4.17%) Varonis
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (2.08%) AppSense
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp