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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 108 136 114
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 18 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 0.18% 0.62%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.14% 1.20% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Median daily rate £325 £175 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -58.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £175 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £17.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+63.23% +13.33%
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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
435 498 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.88% 15.23% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 249 278
Median daily rate £355 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Median hourly rate £21.25 £32.43 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.46% +170.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.38 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 - 7 £350 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £325 -
Aberdeen +8 4 - -
Glasgow +7 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 45 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 44 (81.48%) PowerShell
3 43 (79.63%) MS Exchange
4 42 (77.78%) Migration
4 42 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (75.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (72.22%) Office 365
6 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
7 36 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
9 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (57.41%) Skype
11 29 (53.70%) SharePoint
12 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 28 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2003
13 27 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 27 (50.00%) MCSE
14 26 (48.15%) Load Balancing
14 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
15 24 (44.44%) IronPort
16 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
17 20 (37.04%) Office Communications Server
18 19 (35.19%) Degree
19 18 (33.33%) Computer Science
19 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
20 17 (31.48%) OpenStack
21 10 (18.52%) Citrix
22 9 (16.67%) HP

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 43 (79.63%) MS Exchange
2 42 (77.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 36 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (53.70%) SharePoint
5 28 (51.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (37.04%) Office Communications Server
7 17 (31.48%) OpenStack
8 5 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (72.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) Skype
2 4 (7.41%) DHCP
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
2 4 (7.41%) Intranet
3 2 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 2 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) PBX
4 1 (1.85%) VPN
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Consultant
3 5 (9.26%) Messaging Specialist
4 4 (7.41%) Lync Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Messaging Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Support
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.85%) IT Support
7 1 (1.85%) Senior IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 18 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) PDA
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 41 (75.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
4 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Migration
2 26 (48.15%) Load Balancing
3 4 (7.41%) ITIL
3 4 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.85%) ITSM
4 1 (1.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (1.85%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.85%) Service Management
4 1 (1.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 44 (81.48%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) MCSE
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (48.15%) Security Cleared
3 19 (35.19%) Degree
4 18 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) Brightmail
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.26%) XenApp
5 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) SCOM
2 4 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 39 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (44.44%) IronPort
3 10 (18.52%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) HP
5 5 (9.26%) Symantec
6 4 (7.41%) CA
6 4 (7.41%) Nintex
6 4 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (1.85%) Becrypt
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