Period
to 7 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Skype for Business skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Skype for Business over the 6 months to 7 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 80 116
Rank change year-on-year +15 +36 -7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 26 42 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.08% 1.82% 0.73%
As % of the Application Platforms category 11.93% 12.88% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 15
Median daily rate £394 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -
10th Percentile £105 £325 £106
90th Percentile £525 £600 £488
Scotland median daily rate £394 £450 £288
% change year-on-year -12.50% +56.52% -15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

Skype for Business is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 218 326 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 17.45% 14.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 173 253
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £240 £201
90th Percentile £538 £575 £533
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
Median hourly rate £40.70 £15.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +171.33% -10.50% -6.89%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Skype for Business in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Skype for Business in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Skype for Business also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 26 (100.00%) Skype
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) Office 365
4 12 (46.15%) Public Sector
5 9 (34.62%) Windows
6 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
6 7 (26.92%) Polycom
6 7 (26.92%) Android
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
6 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
7 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco
8 5 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (19.23%) SCCM
8 5 (19.23%) H.323
8 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
8 5 (19.23%) Azure
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
9 4 (15.38%) OneDrive
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (15.38%) Preventative Maintenance
9 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 4 (15.38%) Data Management
10 3 (11.54%) Service Management
10 3 (11.54%) Banking

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (53.85%) Office 365
2 5 (19.23%) Azure
3 4 (15.38%) OneDrive
4 2 (7.69%) AWS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 26 (100.00%) Skype
2 5 (19.23%) H.323
2 5 (19.23%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
General
1 12 (46.15%) Public Sector
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365 Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Android Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Business Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Telephony Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Handset
3 2 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Android
2 7 (26.92%) Apple iOS
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Data Management
3 4 (15.38%) Preventative Maintenance
3 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (11.54%) Kanban
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Tech Ops
4 3 (11.54%) Visualisation
5 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) ITSM
6 1 (3.85%) Analytics
6 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (3.85%) Server Management
6 1 (3.85%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Polycom
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
5 3 (11.54%) Sonus
6 2 (7.69%) Equitrac
6 2 (7.69%) Mitel
6 2 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) Yealink
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) ESET
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Snow
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos