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 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 514 507 495
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 41 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.061% 0.032%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.34% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 5
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£450 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £330 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £480
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 - - -
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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
8298 7867 7629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.95% 17.68% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5284 4772 4375
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 313 417
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.20 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.86%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 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
London -5 24 £450 +1.69% 5
South East -11 12 £353 -29.50% 6
East Midlands +12 3 £238 -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 85 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 75 (88.24%) Lync
3 65 (76.47%) MS Exchange
4 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
5 44 (51.76%) Windows
5 44 (51.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 36 (42.35%) Office 365
7 34 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 34 (40.00%) SharePoint
8 31 (36.47%) Migration
9 28 (32.94%) DNS
10 27 (31.76%) Firewall
10 27 (31.76%) Clustering
11 25 (29.41%) Cisco
11 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (28.24%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (28.24%) Hyper-V
12 24 (28.24%) Blackberry
13 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (23.53%) IIS
15 19 (22.35%) vSphere
16 18 (21.18%) MS Office
16 18 (21.18%) Avaya
17 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
17 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
18 16 (18.82%) MCSE
18 16 (18.82%) LDAP

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 75 (88.24%) Lync
2 65 (76.47%) MS Exchange
3 44 (51.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 34 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 24 (28.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (23.53%) IIS
7 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (4.71%) IBM Notes
9 4 (4.71%) GroupWise
10 1 (1.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) MS Office
2 17 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 36 (42.35%) Office 365
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (5.88%) PaaS
4 5 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.94%) DNS
2 27 (31.76%) Firewall
3 16 (18.82%) LDAP
4 15 (17.65%) VLAN
4 15 (17.65%) VPN
4 15 (17.65%) SAN
5 12 (14.12%) Unified Communications
5 12 (14.12%) PBX
6 11 (12.94%) NAS
7 9 (10.59%) DMZ
7 9 (10.59%) VoIP
7 9 (10.59%) Multicast
8 8 (9.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (8.24%) VPLS
9 7 (8.24%) SSL
9 7 (8.24%) MPLS
10 4 (4.71%) IMAP
10 4 (4.71%) POP3
10 4 (4.71%) SMTP
10 4 (4.71%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (9.41%) Banking
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Finance
5 3 (3.53%) Legal
5 3 (3.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.59%) Consultant
1 26 (30.59%) Architect
2 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (9.41%) Exchange Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Consultant
3 7 (8.24%) Messaging Engineer
3 7 (8.24%) Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Messaging Architect
4 5 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Platform Architect
5 4 (4.71%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Specialist
5 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.71%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (4.71%) Field Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (3.53%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.24%) Middleware
2 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) Clustering
2 24 (28.24%) Blackberry
3 12 (14.12%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.35%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) CESG
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) iPad
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.76%) Windows
2 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (24.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.41%) Android
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.18%) AIX
7 1 (1.18%) Solaris
7 1 (1.18%) UNIX
7 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) Migration
2 12 (14.12%) ITIL
3 11 (12.94%) Change Management
4 10 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 9 (10.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.88%) Service Management
6 5 (5.88%) B2B
7 4 (4.71%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (4.71%) High Availability
8 3 (3.53%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.53%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.53%) CRM
8 3 (3.53%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.53%) Change Control
8 3 (3.53%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.35%) Capacity Management
9 2 (2.35%) Information Architecture
9 2 (2.35%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.71%) SQL
3 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.35%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (24.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (18.82%) MCSE
3 15 (17.65%) MCITP
4 9 (10.59%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.41%) MCTS
6 5 (5.88%) MCSA
7 4 (4.71%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.18%) CCA
9 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CCEA
9 1 (1.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.24%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.35%) vSphere
4 9 (10.59%) ISA Server
4 9 (10.59%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.53%) UAG
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 12 (14.12%) SCOM
3 10 (11.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (9.41%) SCCM
5 6 (7.06%) WSUS
6 3 (3.53%) MOM
6 3 (3.53%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.41%) Cisco
3 18 (21.18%) Avaya
4 16 (18.82%) VMware
5 10 (11.76%) Symantec
6 7 (8.24%) HP
6 7 (8.24%) IronPort
7 6 (7.06%) Polycom
8 5 (5.88%) Sonus
9 4 (4.71%) Novell
9 4 (4.71%) Lotus
10 3 (3.53%) Websense
11 2 (2.35%) Tandberg
12 1 (1.18%) TOWER Software
12 1 (1.18%) Altiris
12 1 (1.18%) Yahoo!
12 1 (1.18%) Citrix
12 1 (1.18%) Remedy
12 1 (1.18%) McAfee
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle
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