The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 3 months to 28 June 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 61 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.15% 0.99% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.93% 5.15% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £600 £320 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +8.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +9.55% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -35.35% +54.68%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 107 136 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 15.92% 19.15% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 119 139
Median daily rate £388 £335 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.67% +8.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings citing Skype for Business as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Glasgow

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 6 (85.71%) Migration
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (57.14%) PABX
4 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (57.14%) VoIP
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) Replication
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (57.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (14.29%) Use Case
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) SCOM
6 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) TOGAF

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (85.71%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Skype
2 4 (57.14%) PABX
2 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Architect
2 5 (71.43%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (57.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (14.29%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco