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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 544 564 507
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -57
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 36 8 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.071% 0.016% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.093% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
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£335 £450 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.55% +25.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £340 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £450 £340
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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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
9324 8615 7775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.41% 17.37% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5781 5356 4478
Average daily rate £388 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 304 407
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +2 9 £340 -2.15% 4
East Midlands 0 6 £675 +50.00% 1
South East -7 5 - - 4
North West - 5 £675 -
Yorkshire -6 4 £313 -30.55%
South West - 3 £263 -
West Midlands -13 2 £400 -11.11%
East of England - 1 - -
North East - 1 £125 -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 77 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 63 (81.82%) Lync
3 61 (79.22%) Active Directory
4 55 (71.43%) MS Exchange
5 46 (59.74%) Windows
6 37 (48.05%) DNS
7 35 (45.45%) SharePoint
8 30 (38.96%) Migration
9 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (33.77%) Hyper-V
10 26 (33.77%) IIS
10 26 (33.77%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (32.47%) Clustering
12 24 (31.17%) Office 365
13 22 (28.57%) VMware
14 21 (27.27%) Cisco
15 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
15 20 (25.97%) Firewall
15 20 (25.97%) VLAN
16 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2007
16 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (24.68%) vSphere
16 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (24.68%) MCSE
17 18 (23.38%) ITIL
17 18 (23.38%) MS Excel
18 17 (22.08%) LDAP
19 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
19 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
19 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 63 (81.82%) Lync
2 55 (71.43%) MS Exchange
3 35 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 28 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (33.77%) IIS
6 19 (24.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (20.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (7.79%) IBM Notes
8 6 (7.79%) GroupWise
8 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 24 (31.17%) Office 365
2 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) IaaS
3 5 (6.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.05%) DNS
2 20 (25.97%) Firewall
2 20 (25.97%) VLAN
3 17 (22.08%) LDAP
4 15 (19.48%) SAN
4 15 (19.48%) VPN
5 14 (18.18%) PBX
6 12 (15.58%) Unified Communications
7 11 (14.29%) IMAP
8 9 (11.69%) NAS
9 8 (10.39%) VoIP
10 7 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
11 6 (7.79%) POP3
11 6 (7.79%) SMTP
11 6 (7.79%) DHCP
11 6 (7.79%) SSL
11 6 (7.79%) MPLS
11 6 (7.79%) VPLS
12 5 (6.49%) WebEx
12 5 (6.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Legal
3 2 (2.60%) Advertising
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Front Office
4 1 (1.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Architect
2 15 (19.48%) Consultant
3 7 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Field Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (7.79%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (7.79%) Office 365 Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (6.49%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.19%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.19%) Technical Leader
6 4 (5.19%) Communications Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Architect
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) MAPI
2 2 (2.60%) .NET
2 2 (2.60%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.47%) Clustering
2 11 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (11.69%) Public Cloud
4 9 (11.69%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (6.49%) iPhone
6 3 (3.90%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (3.90%) PKI
7 2 (2.60%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 19 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (20.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
5 5 (6.49%) Android
5 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.90%) UNIX
6 3 (3.90%) AIX
6 3 (3.90%) Solaris
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Migration
2 18 (23.38%) ITIL
3 14 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 11 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 7 (9.09%) Service Management
6 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (7.79%) Change Management
7 5 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.49%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.49%) B2B
7 5 (6.49%) CRM
7 5 (6.49%) Validation
8 4 (5.19%) Project Management
8 4 (5.19%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.19%) Requirements Engineering
9 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.49%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (33.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (24.68%) MCSE
3 15 (19.48%) MCITP
4 10 (12.99%) MCTS
5 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.79%) MCSA
6 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
7 5 (6.49%) Degree
8 4 (5.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.90%) MCSD
9 3 (3.90%) CCA
9 3 (3.90%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.90%) CCEA
10 2 (2.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (79.22%) Active Directory
2 26 (33.77%) Hyper-V
3 19 (24.68%) vSphere
4 10 (12.99%) ISA Server
5 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (6.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (6.49%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.60%) UAG
7 2 (2.60%) XenApp
7 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (19.48%) SCCM
2 11 (14.29%) SCOM
3 8 (10.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (6.49%) WSUS
5 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) VMware
3 21 (27.27%) Cisco
4 10 (12.99%) Avaya
5 9 (11.69%) HP
6 8 (10.39%) Citrix
7 6 (7.79%) Novell
7 6 (7.79%) Lotus
8 5 (6.49%) Sonus
8 5 (6.49%) Polycom
8 5 (6.49%) F5
8 5 (6.49%) Adobe
9 2 (2.60%) Dell
9 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.60%) RightFax
9 2 (2.60%) IronPort
9 2 (2.60%) M86 Security
10 1 (1.30%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.30%) Altiris
10 1 (1.30%) Yahoo!
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