The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 546 524 498
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -26
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 44 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.083% 0.081% 0.096%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 30
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £230 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+43.09% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9695 8642 8963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.19% 18.04% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6156 5361 5137
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 354 439
Average hourly rate £19.19 £17.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% -9.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.26 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -9.32%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in England

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
London -7 23 £400 +4.71% 5
South East -17 9 £400 +25.98%
Yorkshire - 6 £450 - 1
East Midlands +4 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £475 -
North West -8 1 £451 - 1
South West -35 1 £600 +113.33% 3
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 60 (84.51%) MS Exchange
3 58 (81.69%) Lync
4 48 (67.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
6 37 (52.11%) Windows
7 31 (43.66%) SharePoint
7 31 (43.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 29 (40.85%) Office 365
8 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
9 23 (32.39%) Migration
10 22 (30.99%) Firewall
10 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
11 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (29.58%) Cisco
11 21 (29.58%) DNS
12 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (21.13%) ITIL
14 14 (19.72%) Symantec
14 14 (19.72%) VMware
15 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2003
15 13 (18.31%) MS Office
16 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
16 12 (16.90%) Avaya
16 12 (16.90%) Clustering
16 12 (16.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
17 11 (15.49%) Video Conferencing
17 11 (15.49%) Unified Communications

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 60 (84.51%) MS Exchange
2 58 (81.69%) Lync
3 48 (67.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (43.66%) SharePoint
4 31 (43.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (25.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (14.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (8.45%) IIS
9 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (5.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.41%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Office
2 12 (16.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (40.85%) Office 365
2 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.86%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.63%) PaaS
4 4 (5.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (30.99%) Firewall
2 21 (29.58%) DNS
3 11 (15.49%) SAN
3 11 (15.49%) LDAP
3 11 (15.49%) Unified Communications
4 10 (14.08%) PBX
5 9 (12.68%) DMZ
5 9 (12.68%) Multicast
6 8 (11.27%) NAS
7 7 (9.86%) VPN
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
8 6 (8.45%) MPLS
9 5 (7.04%) SSL
9 5 (7.04%) VoIP
9 5 (7.04%) VPLS
9 5 (7.04%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (5.63%) DHCP
10 4 (5.63%) MGCP
10 4 (5.63%) H.323
11 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (7.04%) Subversion
1 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.08%) Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Retail
2 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Publishing
2 5 (7.04%) Games
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Consultant
2 14 (19.72%) Architect
3 12 (16.90%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Platform Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.82%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (2.82%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (2.82%) Support Consultant
9 1 (1.41%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (40.85%) Blackberry
2 12 (16.90%) Clustering
3 11 (15.49%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (7.04%) Online Games
4 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.82%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) CESG
7 1 (1.41%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.41%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (29.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.27%) Android
5 5 (7.04%) Linux
5 5 (7.04%) CentOS
5 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) AIX
8 1 (1.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Migration
2 15 (21.13%) ITIL
3 10 (14.08%) Change Management
4 8 (11.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.04%) Workflow
5 5 (7.04%) Kanban
5 5 (7.04%) Service Management
5 5 (7.04%) Scrum
6 4 (5.63%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.63%) High Availability
6 4 (5.63%) Server Monitoring
7 3 (4.23%) Change Control
7 3 (4.23%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.23%) Project Management
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.41%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.04%) Perl
2 5 (7.04%) Python
2 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.27%) MCSE
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) MCITP
5 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) MCSD
7 1 (1.41%) Degree
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.41%) MCTS
7 1 (1.41%) CCA
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.41%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.49%) Hyper-V
3 9 (12.68%) vSphere
4 7 (9.86%) ISA Server
5 6 (8.45%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (7.04%) UAG
6 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (7.04%) Xen
7 4 (5.63%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.82%) XenApp
8 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 11 (15.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 10 (14.08%) SCOM
4 7 (9.86%) SCCM
5 5 (7.04%) MIMEsweeper
5 5 (7.04%) MOM
5 5 (7.04%) Nagios
5 5 (7.04%) Opsview
5 5 (7.04%) Puppet
5 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (7.04%) Cobbler
6 3 (4.23%) WSUS
7 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.58%) Cisco
3 14 (19.72%) Symantec
3 14 (19.72%) VMware
4 12 (16.90%) Avaya
5 8 (11.27%) HP
6 7 (9.86%) IronPort
7 6 (8.45%) Polycom
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix
8 5 (7.04%) Veritas
8 5 (7.04%) Websense
8 5 (7.04%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) Infoblox
8 5 (7.04%) Splunk
9 3 (4.23%) Remedy
10 2 (2.82%) McAfee
10 2 (2.82%) BMC
10 2 (2.82%) NetApp
10 2 (2.82%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.41%) Yahoo!
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