The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 538 514 479
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -35
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 24 40 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.049% 0.086% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.50% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 30 47
Average daily rate
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£320 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £324 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £428 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8813 8004 9160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.86% 17.17% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5313 4668 5305
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 406 428
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
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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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 -9 19 £399 +5.06% 4
South East -18 2 £125 -63.23% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (84.38%) MS Exchange
3 23 (71.88%) Lync
4 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 18 (56.25%) DNS
5 18 (56.25%) Windows
5 18 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (43.75%) SharePoint
7 13 (40.63%) ITIL
8 11 (34.38%) Blackberry
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) Firewall
9 10 (31.25%) LDAP
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (28.13%) Migration
11 8 (25.00%) MS Office
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (25.00%) Office 365
12 7 (21.88%) Cisco
12 7 (21.88%) SAN
12 7 (21.88%) HP
12 7 (21.88%) VPN
12 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (18.75%) VMware
13 6 (18.75%) PBX
13 6 (18.75%) Linux
13 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
13 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
14 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
14 5 (15.63%) vSphere

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 27 (84.38%) MS Exchange
2 23 (71.88%) Lync
3 18 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (43.75%) SharePoint
5 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (12.50%) IIS
8 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (3.13%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) PaaS
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) LDAP
3 7 (21.88%) SAN
3 7 (21.88%) VPN
4 6 (18.75%) PBX
5 5 (15.63%) SSL
5 5 (15.63%) MPLS
5 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
6 4 (12.50%) NAS
6 4 (12.50%) VLAN
6 4 (12.50%) VPLS
6 4 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (9.38%) DHCP
8 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
9 1 (3.13%) PSTN
9 1 (3.13%) VoIP
9 1 (3.13%) WAN
9 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Subversion
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Games
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Publishing
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Messaging Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.63%) Online Games
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (6.25%) Replication
6 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.13%) CMDB
6 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.75%) Linux
6 5 (15.63%) CentOS
6 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Scrum
3 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Workflow
3 5 (15.63%) Service Management
3 5 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (15.63%) Kanban
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Release Management
4 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.13%) Document Management
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) TickIT
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Xen
2 5 (15.63%) vSphere
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) UAG
5 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.13%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.13%) Squid
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Nagios
1 5 (15.63%) Puppet
1 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (15.63%) Cobbler
1 5 (15.63%) Opsview
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) MOM
3 2 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) HP
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
4 5 (15.63%) Splunk
4 5 (15.63%) Veritas
4 5 (15.63%) Dell
4 5 (15.63%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
6 3 (9.38%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Websense
7 2 (6.25%) BMC
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Avaya
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
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