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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 49 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 +20  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.14% 0.87% 0.23%
As % of the Application Platforms category 7.50% 6.10% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £24.58 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.03% -7.26%  

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 80 82 113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 15.21% 14.26% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 53 70
Median daily rate £358 £310 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.32% -23.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.58%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing Skype for Business as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

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

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Glasgow over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Glasgow

Skype for Business
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (100.00%) Skype
2 12 (92.31%) Office 365
3 10 (76.92%) Migration
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (53.85%) WAN
5 7 (53.85%) OneDrive
6 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (30.77%) PABX
7 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
7 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (30.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) VoIP
7 4 (30.77%) MS Office
7 4 (30.77%) Replication
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (23.08%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) SCCM
9 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
9 2 (15.38%) Finance
9 2 (15.38%) Law
9 2 (15.38%) Polycom
9 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (92.31%) Office 365
2 7 (53.85%) OneDrive
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) Skype
2 7 (53.85%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) PABX
3 4 (30.77%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
3 4 (30.77%) Office 365 Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Floorwalker
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Information Assurance
2 4 (30.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (23.08%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Polycom
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
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