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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 558 534 510
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -24
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 28 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.044% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.25% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 36
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£340 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £269 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £401 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £313 £340
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -8.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Office Communications Server
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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
9335 8561 7853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.42% 17.88% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6016 5205 4506
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 346 411
Average hourly rate £20.60 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 16 £363 -3.13% 2
West Midlands - 4 £400 - 1
South East -13 3 £275 +120.00% 2
Yorkshire -20 2 £313 +2.45%
North East - 1 £125 -
North West - 1 £135 -
East of England - 1 - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 55 (80.88%) Lync
3 52 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 44 (64.71%) MS Exchange
5 41 (60.29%) Windows
6 33 (48.53%) SharePoint
7 31 (45.59%) DNS
8 26 (38.24%) IIS
9 25 (36.76%) Migration
10 24 (35.29%) Clustering
10 24 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (33.82%) Hyper-V
12 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
13 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
13 20 (29.41%) Office 365
14 19 (27.94%) vSphere
14 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 19 (27.94%) LDAP
15 18 (26.47%) Firewall
16 17 (25.00%) MCSE
16 17 (25.00%) VLAN
16 17 (25.00%) Unified Communications
17 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (22.06%) ITIL
18 14 (20.59%) Cisco
18 14 (20.59%) VMware
19 13 (19.12%) SAN
20 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
20 12 (17.65%) Video Conferencing

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 55 (80.88%) Lync
2 44 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 33 (48.53%) SharePoint
4 26 (38.24%) IIS
5 24 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (27.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (22.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (7.35%) IBM Notes
8 5 (7.35%) GroupWise
9 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Eikon
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Office 365
2 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.24%) PaaS
3 9 (13.24%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (45.59%) DNS
2 19 (27.94%) LDAP
3 18 (26.47%) Firewall
4 17 (25.00%) VLAN
4 17 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 13 (19.12%) SAN
6 11 (16.18%) VPN
7 10 (14.71%) IMAP
8 9 (13.24%) PBX
9 8 (11.76%) NAS
10 6 (8.82%) DHCP
11 5 (7.35%) VoIP
11 5 (7.35%) POP3
11 5 (7.35%) SMTP
11 5 (7.35%) WebEx
11 5 (7.35%) BIG-IP
11 5 (7.35%) SCCP
11 5 (7.35%) H.323
12 4 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (5.88%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Front Office
3 2 (2.94%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Law
3 2 (2.94%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Architect
2 9 (13.24%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) Administrator
4 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.82%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (7.35%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Exchange Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Field Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Design Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) MAPI
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.47%) COM
3 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (35.29%) Clustering
2 12 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.29%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
5 5 (7.35%) iPhone
6 2 (2.94%) PKI
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 41 (60.29%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.35%) UNIX
6 5 (7.35%) Android
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) AIX
8 3 (4.41%) Solaris
9 2 (2.94%) Linux
9 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.76%) Migration
2 15 (22.06%) ITIL
3 11 (16.18%) Load Balancing
4 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
4 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.82%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.82%) Service Management
7 5 (7.35%) CRM
7 5 (7.35%) Server Building
8 4 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (5.88%) E-Discovery
8 4 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.88%) Change Control
8 4 (5.88%) Project Management
8 4 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.88%) Change Management
9 3 (4.41%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (25.00%) MCSE
3 10 (14.71%) MCITP
4 6 (8.82%) MCTS
5 5 (7.35%) MCSA
6 4 (5.88%) Degree
6 4 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.41%) MCSD
7 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.41%) CCA
7 3 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.41%) CCEA
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CCNP
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 52 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (33.82%) Hyper-V
3 19 (27.94%) vSphere
4 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.29%) ISA Server
5 5 (7.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.94%) UAG
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.94%) Postfix
6 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
2 9 (13.24%) SCOM
3 6 (8.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.94%) WSUS
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.59%) Cisco
2 14 (20.59%) VMware
3 8 (11.76%) Citrix
4 6 (8.82%) Avaya
5 5 (7.35%) Adobe
5 5 (7.35%) Novell
5 5 (7.35%) Lotus
5 5 (7.35%) Polycom
5 5 (7.35%) F5
6 4 (5.88%) HP
7 3 (4.41%) Reuters
7 3 (4.41%) Yahoo!
8 2 (2.94%) IronPort
8 2 (2.94%) M86 Security
8 2 (2.94%) Sonus
8 2 (2.94%) RightFax
8 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.94%) Dell
9 1 (1.47%) EMC
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