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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Skype for Business over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Rank 91 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 34 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.35% 0.53% 0.21%
As % of the Application Platforms category 6.34% 3.43% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 2
Average daily rate £375 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £369 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £341 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £29.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.33 £18.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.80% -27.00%
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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
536 408 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.30% 15.38% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 219 203
Average daily rate £380 £378 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.01 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Skype for Business
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 17 £375 +1.69% 1
Glasgow +12 9 £375 +20.96%
Renfrewshire 0 5 £420 -
West Lothian +1 1 £330 -
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Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business.

1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 23 (52.27%) Windows
4 21 (47.73%) Windows Server
5 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
6 17 (38.64%) DNS
7 16 (36.36%) VMware
7 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
7 16 (36.36%) Skype
8 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
8 15 (34.09%) Citrix
9 12 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (25.00%) Office 365
10 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (25.00%) Migration
11 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
12 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
12 9 (20.45%) Cisco
12 9 (20.45%) CSS
12 9 (20.45%) HTML
13 8 (18.18%) WAN
13 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) Office Communications Server
14 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
14 7 (15.91%) Live Communications Server
14 7 (15.91%) Finance
15 6 (13.64%) DHCP

Skype for Business
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Skype for Business. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 15 (34.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (15.91%) Live Communications Server
5 7 (15.91%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (6.82%) IIS
6 3 (6.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.27%) CMS
8 1 (2.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (2.27%) MS Project Server
8 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (25.00%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (38.64%) DNS
2 16 (36.36%) Skype
3 8 (18.18%) WAN
4 6 (13.64%) DHCP
5 5 (11.36%) Firewall
5 5 (11.36%) LDAP
5 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (9.09%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.55%) SAN
7 2 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.27%) IPsec
8 1 (2.27%) PBX
8 1 (2.27%) VLAN
8 1 (2.27%) VoIP
8 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Informix
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Consultant
2 5 (11.36%) Lync Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Programme Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 3 (6.82%) IT Support
4 3 (6.82%) Messaging Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Systems Support
5 2 (4.55%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) IT Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Lync Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) PowerShell Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) CSS
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 3 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.55%) HTML5
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
4 1 (2.27%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Private Cloud
2 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) PDA
4 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Windows Server
3 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
7 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) Load Balancing
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Asset Management
3 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) High Availability
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.55%) Coaching
5 2 (4.55%) DevOps
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.55%) ITIL
5 2 (4.55%) Kanban
5 2 (4.55%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.91%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.36%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.27%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 16 (36.36%) VMware
3 15 (34.09%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) SAP
7 2 (4.55%) EMC
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) Sun
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (2.27%) Avaya
8 1 (2.27%) Dell
8 1 (2.27%) F5
8 1 (2.27%) Google
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Polycom