Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 133 179
Rank change year-on-year -15 +46 -25
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 39 53 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.77% 1.22% 0.31%
As % of the Application Platforms category 4.66% 6.15% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 7
Scotland median daily rate £350 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% -26.32%
10th Percentile £260 £265 £173
90th Percentile £496 £440 £445
UK median daily rate £362 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.42% +2.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -4.56%

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 837 862 978
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.60% 19.89% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 522 502
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.44% -4.33%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £180
90th Percentile £538 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +6.26% +5.88% +5.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 26
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.00% +100.00%
10th Percentile £15.89 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Skype for Business in Scotland

Skype for Business
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Skype for Business within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 30 £350 -12.50% 3
Glasgow -5 7 £283 +28.41% 1
Aberdeen -10 1 £165 -
Fife - 1 - -
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 26 (66.67%) Skype
2 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 19 (48.72%) Windows
3 19 (48.72%) PowerShell
4 17 (43.59%) MS Exchange
4 17 (43.59%) Office 365
5 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
6 15 (38.46%) SharePoint
7 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 13 (33.33%) Finance
9 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
10 11 (28.21%) VMware
11 10 (25.64%) ITIL
12 9 (23.08%) SAN
12 9 (23.08%) SCOM
12 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (20.51%) Unified Communications
13 8 (20.51%) MCSA
13 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
14 7 (17.95%) Symantec
14 7 (17.95%) EMC
14 7 (17.95%) EMC VNX
15 6 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
15 6 (15.38%) Mimecast
15 6 (15.38%) Migration
15 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
15 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi

Skype for Business
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (43.59%) MS Exchange
2 15 (38.46%) SharePoint
3 14 (35.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.26%) IBM Domino
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (43.59%) Office 365
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.38%) Mimecast
3 4 (10.26%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) Skype
2 9 (23.08%) SAN
3 8 (20.51%) Unified Communications
4 3 (7.69%) VXLAN
5 2 (5.13%) BGP
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
5 2 (5.13%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) OSPF
5 2 (5.13%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (5.13%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) DHCP
6 1 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (2.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) EDMS
1 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) IT Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Design Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.56%) LAMP
1 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) EMC VNX
2 6 (15.38%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.56%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 10
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.26%) Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Android
6 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Service Delivery
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (10.26%) DevOps
6 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.69%) CRM
6 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.13%) Coaching
7 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (2.56%) High Availability
8 1 (2.56%) People Management
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Measurement
8 1 (2.56%) Re-Platforming
8 1 (2.56%) Task Automation
8 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
8 1 (2.56%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) MCSA
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) MCSE
3 2 (5.13%) CCNP
3 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.13%) HND
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) ECDL
4 1 (2.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (10.26%) VMware NSX
4 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.56%) Docker
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) SCOM
2 6 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (10.26%) SCCM
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (5.13%) Ansible
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.56%) Puppet
6 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) EMC
3 7 (17.95%) Symantec
4 5 (12.82%) ServiceNow
5 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) Lotus
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) IronPort
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat