Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 119 99
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20 +33
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 39 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.73% 0.72% 0.67%
As % of the Application Platforms category 12.54% 4.74% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -
10th Percentile £350 £197 £307
90th Percentile £606 £483 £398
Scotland median daily rate £425 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +9.68% +12.32% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate - £13.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - -42.22% -

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 311 443 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.82% 15.17% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 220 208
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £198 £257
90th Percentile £575 £542 £566
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £23.59 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +48.71% +32.17%
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.23% -1.43% -53.64%

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 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (51.28%) Blackberry
4 18 (46.15%) DHCP
5 17 (43.59%) Skype
6 15 (38.46%) DNS
7 13 (33.33%) Windows
8 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
8 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 11 (28.21%) Azure
10 9 (23.08%) Unified Communications
11 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
12 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
12 7 (17.95%) ITIL
12 7 (17.95%) Office 365
13 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
13 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.38%) PKI
13 6 (15.38%) Citrix
13 6 (15.38%) SLA
13 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (15.38%) VMware
13 6 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
14 5 (12.82%) Break/Fix
14 5 (12.82%) Due Diligence
14 5 (12.82%) Performance Measurement
14 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
14 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
14 5 (12.82%) Migration

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 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.26%) IBM Domino
4 3 (7.69%) Confluence
5 1 (2.56%) Apache
5 1 (2.56%) CMS
5 1 (2.56%) Drupal
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Office 365
3 4 (10.26%) Mimecast
4 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.13%) SaaS
6 1 (2.56%) AWS
6 1 (2.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 18 (46.15%) DHCP
2 17 (43.59%) Skype
3 15 (38.46%) DNS
4 9 (23.08%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.56%) Firewall
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.56%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (15.38%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Coordinator
5 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery Coordinator
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
6 4 (10.26%) IT Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Unified Communications Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 2 (5.13%) Lync Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Messaging Specialist
8 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) HTML5
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
2 1 (2.56%) CSS3
2 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Blackberry
2 6 (15.38%) PKI
3 5 (12.82%) Smartphone
4 4 (10.26%) Replication
5 3 (7.69%) EMC VNX
5 3 (7.69%) User Experience
5 3 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.56%) Clustering
7 1 (2.56%) EMC Centera
7 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.13%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Android
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
2 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.82%) Break/Fix
3 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
3 5 (12.82%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (12.82%) Due Diligence
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) People Management
3 5 (12.82%) Performance Measurement
3 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
3 5 (12.82%) Translating Business Requirements
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (10.26%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Coaching
5 3 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 2 (5.13%) Content Management
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.69%) PHP
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Degree
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) GDPR
3 1 (2.56%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Docker
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.56%) XenApp
3 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.26%) Symantec
4 3 (7.69%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe