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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 88 130 107
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -23
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 38 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.73% 0.15% 0.95%
As % of the Application Platforms category 8.44% 1.15% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 1 15
Median daily rate £350 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £475 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £325 £383
% change year-on-year
+2.69% -15.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £14.75 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+86.44% +0.75%
Skype for Business
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
450 436 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.45% 13.52% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 212 312
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 13
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.38 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Renfrewshire - 26 £325 -
Edinburgh +24 11 £400 -15.78% 2
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (83.58%) Active Directory
2 53 (79.10%) Migration
3 52 (77.61%) Windows
3 52 (77.61%) MS Exchange
3 52 (77.61%) PowerShell
4 51 (76.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 51 (76.12%) Microsoft
5 50 (74.63%) Office 365
5 50 (74.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (68.66%) Skype
7 45 (67.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (65.67%) Windows Server
9 42 (62.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (58.21%) SharePoint
11 37 (55.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 37 (55.22%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (53.73%) MS Excel
12 36 (53.73%) MCSE
12 36 (53.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 35 (52.24%) Load Balancing
14 28 (41.79%) Exchange Server 2003
15 27 (40.30%) OpenStack
16 26 (38.81%) Degree
16 26 (38.81%) Computer Science
16 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
17 23 (34.33%) IronPort
18 22 (32.84%) HP
19 19 (28.36%) Office Communications Server
20 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
21 10 (14.93%) Citrix

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 52 (77.61%) MS Exchange
2 51 (76.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (67.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (58.21%) SharePoint
5 36 (53.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 28 (41.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (40.30%) OpenStack
8 19 (28.36%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (7.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (5.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (53.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 50 (74.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (68.66%) Skype
2 8 (11.94%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.97%) DHCP
3 4 (5.97%) DNS
3 4 (5.97%) Intranet
3 4 (5.97%) VoIP
4 1 (1.49%) LAN
4 1 (1.49%) PBX
4 1 (1.49%) SNMP
4 1 (1.49%) SSL
4 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (7.46%) Law
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Advertising
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Messaging Specialist
2 13 (19.40%) Lync Specialist
3 12 (17.91%) Messaging Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Office 365 Specialist
5 8 (11.94%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) SharePoint Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Messaging Consultant
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.48%) Systems Support Analyst
9 2 (2.99%) Business Consultant
9 2 (2.99%) Exchange Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.81%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.46%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (77.61%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (65.67%) Windows Server
4 42 (62.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (55.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (79.10%) Migration
2 35 (52.24%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.97%) ITIL
3 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.49%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.49%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (77.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (55.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (53.73%) MCSE
3 26 (38.81%) Degree
3 26 (38.81%) Security Cleared
4 18 (26.87%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.48%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.49%) MCSA
System Software
1 56 (83.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Brightmail
3 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.46%) XenApp
5 4 (5.97%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.97%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) SCOM
2 4 (5.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (5.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (76.12%) Microsoft
2 23 (34.33%) IronPort
3 22 (32.84%) HP
4 10 (14.93%) Citrix
5 5 (7.46%) VMware
6 4 (5.97%) CA
6 4 (5.97%) Nintex
6 4 (5.97%) Symantec
7 1 (1.49%) Altiris
7 1 (1.49%) AppSense
7 1 (1.49%) BT
7 1 (1.49%) Openreach
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