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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 120 120 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 17 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.39% 2.89% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 9
Median daily rate £325 £175 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -60.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £161 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £362 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £15.38 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+82.11% +2.50%
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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
502 519 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.77% 16.26% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 251 271
Median daily rate £340 £330 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 8
Median hourly rate £36.00 £14.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+148.27% +20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £40.38 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+30.23% +30.30%

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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +2 6 £350 +100.00%
Renfrewshire -14 5 £325 -5.10% 1
Aberdeen +7 4 £180 +2.85%
Glasgow +4 1 - -
Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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 56 (75.68%) Active Directory
2 55 (74.32%) Windows
3 53 (71.62%) MS Exchange
4 52 (70.27%) PowerShell
5 51 (68.92%) Microsoft
6 48 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 47 (63.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (60.81%) Migration
9 42 (56.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
10 41 (55.41%) Skype
11 38 (51.35%) Exchange Server 2013
12 37 (50.00%) Office 365
13 35 (47.30%) Exchange Server 2007
14 33 (44.59%) SharePoint
15 29 (39.19%) Load Balancing
16 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
16 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
17 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
17 27 (36.49%) MCSE
18 26 (35.14%) Citrix
19 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
20 23 (31.08%) IronPort
21 22 (29.73%) Office Communications Server
22 20 (27.03%) SC Cleared
22 20 (27.03%) Degree
23 18 (24.32%) Computer Science
24 17 (22.97%) OpenStack
25 16 (21.62%) XenApp

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 53 (71.62%) MS Exchange
2 48 (64.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (51.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (47.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 33 (44.59%) SharePoint
6 28 (37.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 22 (29.73%) Office Communications Server
8 17 (22.97%) OpenStack
9 10 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (2.70%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (1.35%) CMS
12 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (32.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 37 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 41 (55.41%) Skype
2 12 (16.22%) DNS
3 9 (12.16%) DHCP
4 5 (6.76%) WAN
5 4 (5.41%) Intranet
5 4 (5.41%) PBX
6 3 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (4.05%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) Internet
6 3 (4.05%) LAN
6 3 (4.05%) PABX
6 3 (4.05%) VLAN
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
7 2 (2.70%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.70%) VXLAN
8 1 (1.35%) IPsec
8 1 (1.35%) LDAP
8 1 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.35%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) Informix
2 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
2 4 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Law
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Messaging Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) Consultant
3 6 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (8.11%) Systems Support
3 6 (8.11%) Systems Support Analyst
4 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (6.76%) Lync Engineer
4 5 (6.76%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.41%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (5.41%) IT Support
5 4 (5.41%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (5.41%) Programme Manager
5 4 (5.41%) SharePoint Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Administrator
6 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) CSS
1 2 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) Computer Science
2 11 (14.86%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.11%) Clustering
3 6 (8.11%) Private Cloud
4 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) PDA
5 1 (1.35%) PKI
5 1 (1.35%) PMI
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.35%) User Experience
5 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (74.32%) Windows
2 47 (63.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 42 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 42 (56.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (37.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
6 9 (12.16%) Windows 10
7 7 (9.46%) Linux
7 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (60.81%) Migration
2 29 (39.19%) Load Balancing
3 9 (12.16%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
5 6 (8.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 6 (8.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.76%) Kanban
6 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.05%) Converged Infrastructure
8 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.05%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (2.70%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (2.70%) DevOps
9 2 (2.70%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
10 1 (1.35%) Analytics
10 1 (1.35%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (70.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 27 (36.49%) MCSE
2 27 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (27.03%) Degree
3 20 (27.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.05%) CCNP
5 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (75.68%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.62%) XenApp
3 9 (12.16%) XenDesktop
4 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (8.11%) Brightmail
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) SCCM
2 9 (12.16%) SCOM
2 9 (12.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (6.76%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (4.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (68.92%) Microsoft
2 26 (35.14%) Citrix
3 23 (31.08%) IronPort
4 15 (20.27%) VMware
5 11 (14.86%) HP
6 10 (13.51%) Symantec
7 5 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.41%) CA
8 4 (5.41%) Cisco
8 4 (5.41%) Nintex
8 4 (5.41%) Oracle
9 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.05%) Mitel
9 3 (4.05%) Sun
10 1 (1.35%) Becrypt
10 1 (1.35%) EMC
10 1 (1.35%) F5
10 1 (1.35%) Google
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