The table below looks at the statistics for Live Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Live Communications Server over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
Rank - 122 118
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 0 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.15% 0.57%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.02% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate - £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Live Communications Server
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Application Platforms Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
378 393 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.88% 14.85% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 196 241
Average daily rate £350 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 21
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £113.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

Live Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Live Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Live Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Live Communications Server across the Berkshire region.

Live Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Live Communications Server
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Live Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Live Communications Server.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared

Live Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Live Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Live Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Support
2 1 (33.33%) Messaging Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Messaging Support
2 1 (33.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Clustering
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory