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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 566 541 518
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -23
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 21 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.055% 0.082%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.30% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 28
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£275 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.45% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £251 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £411 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £313 £340
% change year-on-year
-34.40% -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
9577 8952 8035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.54% 18.13% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6234 5381 4669
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 370 395
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.38% -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 4 August 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 August 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 -7 12 £375 -6.07% 3
South East -25 5 £275 -4.34% 2
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 £135 -
East of England - 1 £120 -
Office Communications Server
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (83.93%) Lync
3 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 34 (60.71%) MS Exchange
5 32 (57.14%) Windows
6 28 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 22 (39.29%) DNS
8 21 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 20 (35.71%) Migration
10 18 (32.14%) IIS
10 18 (32.14%) Hyper-V
11 16 (28.57%) Unified Communications
11 16 (28.57%) Office 365
11 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
11 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (28.57%) Clustering
11 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
13 14 (25.00%) LDAP
13 14 (25.00%) Firewall
13 14 (25.00%) vSphere
14 13 (23.21%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (23.21%) MCSE
15 12 (21.43%) ITIL
15 12 (21.43%) VLAN
15 12 (21.43%) VMware
16 11 (19.64%) SCCM
16 11 (19.64%) SQL
16 11 (19.64%) Cisco
16 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 47 (83.93%) Lync
2 34 (60.71%) MS Exchange
3 28 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 21 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (32.14%) IIS
6 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (19.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
10 2 (3.57%) GroupWise
11 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Eikon
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) Office 365
2 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) PaaS
3 5 (8.93%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) DNS
2 16 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 14 (25.00%) Firewall
3 14 (25.00%) LDAP
4 12 (21.43%) VLAN
5 8 (14.29%) SAN
6 7 (12.50%) VPN
6 7 (12.50%) PBX
6 7 (12.50%) IMAP
7 6 (10.71%) NAS
7 6 (10.71%) DHCP
8 5 (8.93%) WebEx
8 5 (8.93%) BIG-IP
8 5 (8.93%) SCCP
8 5 (8.93%) H.323
9 4 (7.14%) WAN
9 4 (7.14%) Internet
10 3 (5.36%) MPLS
10 3 (5.36%) VoIP
10 3 (5.36%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Front Office
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Administrator
2 6 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (8.93%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.36%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) MAPI
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.79%) COM
3 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Clustering
2 13 (23.21%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.93%) iPhone
4 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
6 1 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Android
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.14%) UNIX
8 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.57%) AIX
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
8 2 (3.57%) Linux
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Migration
2 12 (21.43%) ITIL
3 9 (16.07%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.71%) Performance Management
6 5 (8.93%) Server Building
7 4 (7.14%) Change Control
7 4 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
7 4 (7.14%) E-Discovery
7 4 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (7.14%) Change Management
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Service Management
8 3 (5.36%) Validation
8 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (5.36%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (23.21%) MCSE
3 6 (10.71%) MCITP
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 2 (3.57%) MCSD
5 2 (3.57%) CCA
5 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCEA
5 2 (3.57%) MCTS
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (32.14%) Hyper-V
3 14 (25.00%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.71%) ISA Server
5 5 (8.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (3.57%) UAG
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.57%) Postfix
6 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) Xen
7 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) SCOM
3 6 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) VMware
3 11 (19.64%) Cisco
4 7 (12.50%) Citrix
5 5 (8.93%) Adobe
5 5 (8.93%) Polycom
5 5 (8.93%) F5
6 4 (7.14%) Avaya
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Reuters
7 3 (5.36%) Yahoo!
8 2 (3.57%) IronPort
8 2 (3.57%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.57%) RightFax
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.57%) Novell
8 2 (3.57%) Lotus
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 1 (1.79%) EMC
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