Period
to 26 July 2017

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 26 July 2017 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 114 107
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7 +7
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 13 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.93% 0.78%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.83% 4.61% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +12.68% -19.32%
10th Percentile £304 £322 £150
90th Percentile £480 £485 £425
Scotland median daily rate £350 £420 £315
% change year-on-year -16.67% +33.33% -20.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -

Skype for Business is in the application platform skills category. The next 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.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 339 564 505
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 15.01% 20.14% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 310 255
Edinburgh median daily rate £381 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - -3.54%
10th Percentile £243 £258 £216
90th Percentile £574 £538 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.17% - -33.33%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £38.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -55.56% +118.57% +12.90%

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 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 July 2017, 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 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (61.54%) Skype
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
6 3 (23.08%) Mimecast
6 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
6 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Skype
2 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (15.38%) BGP
4 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
4 2 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) OSPF
4 2 (15.38%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (15.38%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) LDAP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (15.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (30.77%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.69%) ISO 22301
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (15.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Lotus
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