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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 559 554 495
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -59
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 31 14 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.064% 0.029% 0.080%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 0.17% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £416 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £450 £340
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
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
8838 8378 7636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.24% 17.40% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5594 5205 4384
Average daily rate £375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 299 423
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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 29 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 29 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 +6 13 £340 -9.15% 2
East Midlands +1 4 £305 -20.77%
West Midlands -6 4 £400 -11.11%
Yorkshire -16 4 £313 -30.55% 1
South East -4 2 - - 1
South West - 2 £281 - 1
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 29 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 67 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 53 (79.10%) Active Directory
2 53 (79.10%) Lync
3 47 (70.15%) MS Exchange
4 40 (59.70%) Windows
5 31 (46.27%) DNS
6 30 (44.78%) SharePoint
7 24 (35.82%) IIS
7 24 (35.82%) Migration
8 23 (34.33%) Clustering
8 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2010
9 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
10 19 (28.36%) Office 365
11 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
12 17 (25.37%) LDAP
12 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
12 17 (25.37%) Cisco
12 17 (25.37%) vSphere
13 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 16 (23.88%) ITIL
13 16 (23.88%) MCSE
13 16 (23.88%) VMware
13 16 (23.88%) VLAN
14 15 (22.39%) MCITP
14 15 (22.39%) Firewall
15 13 (19.40%) SAN
15 13 (19.40%) SCCM
15 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 53 (79.10%) Lync
2 47 (70.15%) MS Exchange
3 30 (44.78%) SharePoint
4 24 (35.82%) IIS
5 22 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (23.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (19.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (8.96%) IBM Notes
8 6 (8.96%) GroupWise
9 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (4.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.49%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Eikon
2 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (28.36%) Office 365
2 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.94%) IaaS
3 8 (11.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (46.27%) DNS
2 17 (25.37%) LDAP
3 16 (23.88%) VLAN
4 15 (22.39%) Firewall
5 13 (19.40%) SAN
6 12 (17.91%) Unified Communications
7 11 (16.42%) VPN
7 11 (16.42%) IMAP
8 10 (14.93%) PBX
9 8 (11.94%) VoIP
10 7 (10.45%) NAS
11 6 (8.96%) POP3
11 6 (8.96%) SMTP
11 6 (8.96%) DHCP
12 5 (7.46%) WAN
12 5 (7.46%) BIG-IP
12 5 (7.46%) SCCP
12 5 (7.46%) H.323
12 5 (7.46%) WebEx
13 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Front Office
3 2 (2.99%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Law
3 2 (2.99%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Advertising
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (29.85%) Architect
2 12 (17.91%) Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Exchange Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Field Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Senior Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (5.97%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.97%) Administrator
4 4 (5.97%) Communications Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Technical Leader
5 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (4.48%) Technical Design Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.46%) MAPI
2 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) XMPP
3 1 (1.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.33%) Clustering
2 9 (13.43%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.96%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.96%) Blackberry
5 5 (7.46%) iPhone
5 5 (7.46%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 40 (59.70%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.46%) Android
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.48%) UNIX
6 3 (4.48%) AIX
6 3 (4.48%) Solaris
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Migration
2 16 (23.88%) ITIL
3 11 (16.42%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.94%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.45%) Service Management
5 7 (10.45%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.96%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.46%) B2B
7 5 (7.46%) CRM
7 5 (7.46%) Validation
7 5 (7.46%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (7.46%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.46%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (7.46%) Server Building
8 4 (5.97%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (5.97%) E-Discovery
8 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.97%) Project Management
8 4 (5.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 5 (7.46%) C
3 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (34.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (23.88%) MCSE
3 15 (22.39%) MCITP
4 10 (14.93%) MCTS
5 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.96%) MCSA
6 5 (7.46%) Degree
7 4 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.48%) MCSD
8 3 (4.48%) CCA
8 3 (4.48%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.48%) CCEA
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.49%) CCNP
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (79.10%) Active Directory
2 22 (32.84%) Hyper-V
3 17 (25.37%) vSphere
4 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.94%) ISA Server
5 5 (7.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (4.48%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.99%) XenApp
7 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) UAG
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 8 (11.94%) SCOM
3 6 (8.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.48%) WSUS
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 67 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.37%) Cisco
3 16 (23.88%) VMware
4 9 (13.43%) Avaya
5 8 (11.94%) Citrix
6 6 (8.96%) Novell
6 6 (8.96%) Lotus
7 5 (7.46%) Adobe
7 5 (7.46%) HP
7 5 (7.46%) Polycom
7 5 (7.46%) F5
7 5 (7.46%) Sonus
8 3 (4.48%) Yahoo!
8 3 (4.48%) Reuters
9 2 (2.99%) RightFax
9 2 (2.99%) M86 Security
9 2 (2.99%) IronPort
9 2 (2.99%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.49%) Altiris
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