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 25 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 122 117
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5  
Contract jobs citing Skype for Business 5 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 1.07% 0.69%
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.49% 4.91% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 10
Median daily rate £475 £430 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +42.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +5.14% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -30.66% +17.18%  

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 336 632 532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.69% 21.83% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 339 271
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £237 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 20 12
Median hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +157.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £14.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £42.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - +19.04%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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
Edinburgh +14 3 £475 +63.79% 3
Glasgow -2 2 £538 +67.96% 1
Skype for Business
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Skype for Business.

1 12 (85.71%) Skype
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) SAN
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) Migration
4 6 (42.86%) SCCM
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 4 (28.57%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) WAN
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Replication
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (28.57%) PABX
6 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines

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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) Skype
2 7 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) PABX
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
4 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) VXLAN
5 1 (7.14%) LDAP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) IT Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Systems Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SCCM Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 22301
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (21.43%) SCOM
3 3 (21.43%) SCVMM
4 2 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow