Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 87 84
Rank change year-on-year -26 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.23% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.72% 3.27% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Glasgow median daily rate £325 £283 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +28.41% -39.31%
Scotland median daily rate £413 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +17.86% +2.94% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £13.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year -35.00% - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 233 214 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 13.52% 16.90% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 120 96
Glasgow median daily rate £393 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £213 £217 £213
90th Percentile £538 £550 £450
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.45 £17.93 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.25% -14.62% -16.00%
10th Percentile £13.72 £13.44 £19.50
90th Percentile £28.88 £20.85 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -15.00% +15.94% -31.00%

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 13 December 2018, 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Skype
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) CCA
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CCEA
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (50.00%) Yammer
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Server Management
3 2 (50.00%) Storage Management
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V

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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Office 365
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Yammer
4 1 (25.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (50.00%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Server Management
1 2 (50.00%) Server Monitoring
1 2 (50.00%) Storage Management
2 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCA
1 2 (50.00%) CCEA
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (50.00%) MCITP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VCAP
1 2 (50.00%) VCP4
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (25.00%) Malwarebytes
2 1 (25.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec