Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 94 124
Rank change year-on-year -18 +30 -26
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 24 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.90% 0.53%
As % of the Application Platforms category 5.12% 5.13% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £305 £321 £325
90th Percentile £568 £426 £515
Scotland median daily rate £330 £340 £375
% change year-on-year -2.94% -9.33% -20.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 469 312 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 16.27% 17.57% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 192 312
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £350 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.39% -0.32%
10th Percentile £230 £181 £258
90th Percentile £538 £475 £538
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -40.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £18.02 £14.50 £16.78
90th Percentile £28.00 £15.50 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -30.00% +5.26%

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Skype for Business in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 16 (66.67%) Skype
2 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 13 (54.17%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 10 (41.67%) Office 365
6 9 (37.50%) EMC VNX
6 9 (37.50%) SCOM
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
8 7 (29.17%) EMC
8 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
8 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (25.00%) SAN
9 6 (25.00%) MCSE
9 6 (25.00%) MCSA
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL
10 5 (20.83%) Cisco
10 5 (20.83%) Citrix
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.50%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (12.50%) Mimecast
3 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (8.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (66.67%) Skype
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) VLAN
3 3 (12.50%) VXLAN
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Design Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) EMC VNX
2 4 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
1 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
2 4 (16.67%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) CRM
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
4 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) MCSA
1 6 (25.00%) MCSE
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCNP
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
4 2 (8.33%) DFS Replication
4 2 (8.33%) Docker
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
4 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (12.50%) Ansible
4 2 (8.33%) AppDNA
5 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) EMC
3 5 (20.83%) Cisco
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 4 (16.67%) Symantec
5 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.50%) Lotus
5 3 (12.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (8.33%) Google
6 2 (8.33%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.17%) IronPort
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat