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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync)
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 82 103
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 9 45 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 1.75% 0.71%
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.30% 9.57% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 3
Median daily rate £340 £411 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.27% +28.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £337 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £458 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £24.58 £23.50
% change year-on-year -44.04% +4.57%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 273 470 432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.56% 18.27% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 287 238
Median daily rate £358 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.62% +0.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £265 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.18% -31.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £16.00 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year -2.85% +8.89%  

Skype for Business
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +3 5 £275 -26.80% 2
Renfrewshire +8 2 £340 -19.04%
Edinburgh -4 2 £450 +9.09% 1
Skype for Business
UK

Skype for Business
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 18 (81.82%) Skype
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 13 (59.09%) Office 365
5 10 (45.45%) SCCM
6 9 (40.91%) Migration
7 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
8 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
8 7 (31.82%) Citrix
8 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (31.82%) OneDrive
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (27.27%) SCOM
9 6 (27.27%) SQL
9 6 (27.27%) Law
10 5 (22.73%) MS Office
10 5 (22.73%) DHCP
10 5 (22.73%) DNS
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
10 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
10 5 (22.73%) XenApp
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
11 4 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance

Skype for Business
Top Related 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 8 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Office 365
2 7 (31.82%) OneDrive
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (18.18%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) Skype
2 8 (36.36%) WAN
3 5 (22.73%) DHCP
3 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) PABX
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 4 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) WinDbg
General
1 6 (27.27%) Law
2 5 (22.73%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Architect
2 3 (13.64%) IT Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Office 365 Architect
2 3 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Floorwalker
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) IT Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) SCCM Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 10
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
2 4 (18.18%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.55%) Time Management
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 5 (22.73%) XenApp
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) SCCM
2 6 (27.27%) SCOM
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (13.64%) SCVMM
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (13.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Citrix
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (13.64%) CA
5 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) Polycom
6 2 (9.09%) Varonis
7 1 (4.55%) BT
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Openreach
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