The table below looks at the statistics for Office 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 Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 123 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.15% 0.12% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 1.04% 0.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.50% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Office 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
385 478 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.76% 18.46% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 246 124
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 18
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £113.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Bracknell - - - -
Office Communications Server
South East

Office Communications Server
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Office 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 Office Communications Server.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) POP3
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) GroupWise
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) IMAP
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Office 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 Office Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) GroupWise
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) POP3
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) IMAP
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCTS
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus