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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 515 527 491
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 37 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.046% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.43% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £334 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -4.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £293 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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
8633 8132 7445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.10% 17.63% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5357 4883 4275
Average daily rate £400 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 296 386
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.46 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.73 £19.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-11.97% +1.71%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
South East -12 15 £353 -11.87%
London -12 11 £450 +34.83% 3
North West - 5 £675 - 8
South West - 1 £200 - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 86 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 71 (82.56%) Lync
3 62 (72.09%) MS Exchange
4 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
5 48 (55.81%) Windows
6 37 (43.02%) SharePoint
6 37 (43.02%) Migration
6 37 (43.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 33 (38.37%) Office 365
8 32 (37.21%) DNS
9 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (32.56%) Clustering
10 27 (31.40%) Exchange Server 2007
11 24 (27.91%) Cisco
11 24 (27.91%) Firewall
11 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
11 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (25.58%) IIS
13 21 (24.42%) MCSE
13 21 (24.42%) VMware
14 20 (23.26%) Blackberry
14 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (22.09%) vSphere
15 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
15 19 (22.09%) VLAN
16 18 (20.93%) MS Office
17 17 (19.77%) SQL Server

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 71 (82.56%) Lync
2 62 (72.09%) MS Exchange
3 37 (43.02%) SharePoint
3 37 (43.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (31.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (25.58%) IIS
6 20 (23.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (11.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (6.98%) GroupWise
9 6 (6.98%) IBM Notes
10 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.16%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 19 (22.09%) MS Excel
2 18 (20.93%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 33 (38.37%) Office 365
2 20 (23.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.81%) IaaS
3 5 (5.81%) PaaS
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (37.21%) DNS
2 24 (27.91%) Firewall
3 19 (22.09%) VLAN
4 16 (18.60%) LDAP
4 16 (18.60%) SAN
5 15 (17.44%) VPN
6 13 (15.12%) PBX
7 10 (11.63%) NAS
8 9 (10.47%) VoIP
9 8 (9.30%) Unified Communications
9 8 (9.30%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (8.14%) Multicast
10 7 (8.14%) MPLS
10 7 (8.14%) DMZ
10 7 (8.14%) SSL
10 7 (8.14%) VPLS
11 6 (6.98%) POP3
11 6 (6.98%) SMTP
11 6 (6.98%) IMAP
12 3 (3.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Banking
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (30.23%) Architect
2 21 (24.42%) Consultant
3 9 (10.47%) Exchange Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Field Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Messaging Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Design Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) Middleware
2 1 (1.16%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.56%) Clustering
2 20 (23.26%) Blackberry
3 11 (12.79%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.33%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.16%) iPhone
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.16%) CESG
7 1 (1.16%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.81%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.98%) Windows 2000
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.65%) UNIX
7 4 (4.65%) AIX
7 4 (4.65%) Solaris
7 4 (4.65%) Android
8 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (43.02%) Migration
2 15 (17.44%) ITIL
3 14 (16.28%) Load Balancing
4 11 (12.79%) Change Management
4 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.14%) Service Management
6 5 (5.81%) Performance Management
6 5 (5.81%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (5.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.81%) B2B
7 4 (4.65%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.65%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (4.65%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (4.65%) Server Monitoring
8 3 (3.49%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.49%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.49%) High Availability
8 3 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.81%) SQL
3 3 (3.49%) C
4 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (32.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (24.42%) MCSE
3 17 (19.77%) MCITP
4 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.63%) MCTS
7 6 (6.98%) Degree
8 5 (5.81%) MCSA
8 5 (5.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.65%) CCA
9 4 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.65%) CCEA
9 4 (4.65%) MCSD
10 2 (2.33%) VCP4
10 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.16%) CCNP
11 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (68.60%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.09%) vSphere
4 9 (10.47%) Forefront TMG
4 9 (10.47%) ISA Server
5 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.33%) UAG
7 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (15.12%) SCCM
2 12 (13.95%) SCOM
3 9 (10.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (8.14%) WSUS
5 5 (5.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.33%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (2.33%) MOM
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (27.91%) Cisco
3 21 (24.42%) VMware
4 16 (18.60%) Avaya
5 7 (8.14%) HP
6 6 (6.98%) Novell
6 6 (6.98%) Lotus
7 5 (5.81%) Sonus
7 5 (5.81%) Symantec
7 5 (5.81%) Citrix
8 3 (3.49%) IronPort
8 3 (3.49%) Polycom
9 2 (2.33%) Websense
10 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle
10 1 (1.16%) NetApp
10 1 (1.16%) Remedy
10 1 (1.16%) McAfee
10 1 (1.16%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.16%) Altiris