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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 96 113 118
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 27 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.33% 0.60% 0.36%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.01% 3.51% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 6
Median daily rate £388 £400 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -16.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £346 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £530 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.24%
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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
385 485 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.01% 17.01% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 262 305
Median daily rate £340 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +3.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £195 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Median hourly rate £15.75 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £16.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.85 £41.32 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.38 £17.50 £19.38
% change year-on-year
+22.15% -9.70%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +4 14 £340 -19.04%
Edinburgh +25 12 £400 -8.57%
Glasgow +2 1 £220 -41.33%
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
2 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
3 33 (64.71%) Windows
3 33 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 33 (64.71%) Migration
3 33 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 33 (64.71%) Office 365
3 33 (64.71%) Skype
4 32 (62.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (54.90%) SharePoint
7 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (49.02%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
9 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
10 23 (45.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (43.14%) MCSE
11 22 (43.14%) Load Balancing
12 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (35.29%) OpenStack
14 17 (33.33%) HP
15 16 (31.37%) Degree
15 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
15 16 (31.37%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (23.53%) Citrix
16 12 (23.53%) IronPort
16 12 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
18 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
18 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications

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 33 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 32 (62.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (54.90%) SharePoint
4 25 (49.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (35.29%) OpenStack
6 16 (31.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (15.69%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (49.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (64.71%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (64.71%) Skype
2 9 (17.65%) Unified Communications
3 5 (9.80%) DHCP
3 5 (9.80%) DNS
4 4 (7.84%) Intranet
4 4 (7.84%) VoIP
5 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) SNMP
6 1 (1.96%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (15.69%) Law
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Messaging Specialist
2 13 (25.49%) Lync Specialist
3 10 (19.61%) Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Office 365 Specialist
5 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) SharePoint Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Business Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (1.96%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Wintel Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (64.71%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (47.06%) Windows Server
5 21 (41.18%) 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 22 (43.14%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.80%) ITIL
3 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.96%) DevOps
5 1 (1.96%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.96%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (1.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (45.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (43.14%) 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%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.76%) XenApp
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.84%) Brightmail
6 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) SCOM
2 5 (9.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (9.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) HP
3 12 (23.53%) Citrix
3 12 (23.53%) IronPort
4 8 (15.69%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) CA
5 5 (9.80%) Symantec
6 4 (7.84%) Nintex
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco
8 2 (3.92%) BT
8 2 (3.92%) Openreach
8 2 (3.92%) Varonis
9 1 (1.96%) Altiris
9 1 (1.96%) AppSense
9 1 (1.96%) EMC
9 1 (1.96%) NetApp