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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 544 537 512
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 34 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 37
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£375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £274 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £430 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £315 £413
% change year-on-year
+19.84% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9328 8500 9413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.85% 17.62% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5723 5146 5343
Average daily rate £376 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £335 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 354 462
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.17 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +25 29 £375 -8.59% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
South East 0 2 £450 +36.36% 1
South West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (85.42%) MS Exchange
3 37 (77.08%) Lync
4 33 (68.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 24 (50.00%) Windows
7 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (41.67%) SharePoint
9 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
9 19 (39.58%) Office 365
10 18 (37.50%) DNS
11 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (31.25%) Firewall
13 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
14 13 (27.08%) Migration
15 12 (25.00%) Cisco
15 12 (25.00%) ITIL
16 11 (22.92%) Symantec
16 11 (22.92%) VMware
16 11 (22.92%) Unified Communications
17 10 (20.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 10 (20.83%) LDAP
18 9 (18.75%) MS Office
18 9 (18.75%) SAN
18 9 (18.75%) Banking
18 9 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
19 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 41 (85.42%) MS Exchange
2 37 (77.08%) Lync
3 33 (68.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (47.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 15 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (10.42%) IIS
8 5 (10.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.08%) Apache
10 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
2 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Office 365
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.25%) IaaS
4 3 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) DNS
2 15 (31.25%) Firewall
3 11 (22.92%) Unified Communications
4 10 (20.83%) LDAP
5 9 (18.75%) SAN
6 7 (14.58%) VPN
7 6 (12.50%) NAS
7 6 (12.50%) PBX
8 5 (10.42%) SSL
8 5 (10.42%) MPLS
9 4 (8.33%) Multicast
9 4 (8.33%) VLAN
9 4 (8.33%) VPLS
9 4 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (8.33%) DMZ
9 4 (8.33%) DHCP
10 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
10 2 (4.17%) VoIP
10 2 (4.17%) LAN
11 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Subversion
1 5 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.75%) Banking
2 5 (10.42%) Games
2 5 (10.42%) Retail
2 5 (10.42%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Publishing
3 3 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Consultant
2 10 (20.83%) Messaging Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (10.42%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Platform Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Messaging Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Designer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Migration Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Support Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.50%) Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) Online Games
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (4.17%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) CMDB
7 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (2.08%) iPhone
7 1 (2.08%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.58%) Android
6 6 (12.50%) Linux
7 5 (10.42%) CentOS
7 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Migration
2 12 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.50%) Change Management
3 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.42%) Workflow
4 5 (10.42%) Service Management
4 5 (10.42%) Scrum
4 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) Kanban
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Release Management
5 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.25%) Change Control
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.08%) CRM
7 1 (2.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) Perl
2 5 (10.42%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) MCTS
3 1 (2.08%) MCITP
3 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.50%) vSphere
4 5 (10.42%) Xen
5 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.25%) UAG
7 2 (4.17%) XenApp
7 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.08%) Squid
8 1 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (2.08%) Sendmail
8 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 9 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (10.42%) Nagios
3 5 (10.42%) Puppet
3 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 5 (10.42%) Cobbler
3 5 (10.42%) Opsview
4 4 (8.33%) SCCM
4 4 (8.33%) SCOM
5 3 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (6.25%) MOM
6 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.00%) Cisco
3 11 (22.92%) Symantec
3 11 (22.92%) VMware
4 7 (14.58%) HP
4 7 (14.58%) IronPort
5 6 (12.50%) Infoblox
5 6 (12.50%) Avaya
6 5 (10.42%) Citrix
6 5 (10.42%) Dell
6 5 (10.42%) Veritas
6 5 (10.42%) Splunk
7 3 (6.25%) Remedy
7 3 (6.25%) Websense
7 3 (6.25%) Polycom
8 2 (4.17%) Tandberg
8 2 (4.17%) BMC
8 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (2.08%) IBM
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