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 24 November 2014 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 535 521 525
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 50 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.084% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.53% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 17
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£425 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £318 £350
% change year-on-year
+37.79% -9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
9367 8581 8691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.97% 18.05% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6087 5330 4983
Average daily rate £393 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 380 426
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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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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 +14 28 £425 +10.82% 3
South East -32 8 £350 +10.23% 5
Yorkshire - 5 £450 -
East Midlands - 4 £238 -
West Midlands - 2 £475 -
North West -5 1 £451 -
South West -32 1 £600 +92.00% 2
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 78 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 66 (84.62%) Lync
3 64 (82.05%) MS Exchange
4 49 (62.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 48 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 40 (51.28%) Windows
7 38 (48.72%) SharePoint
8 33 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 33 (42.31%) Office 365
9 28 (35.90%) Blackberry
9 28 (35.90%) Migration
10 26 (33.33%) Firewall
10 26 (33.33%) DNS
11 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (30.77%) Cisco
13 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
15 20 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
17 17 (21.79%) VMware
17 17 (21.79%) Clustering
18 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
19 15 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
19 15 (19.23%) LDAP
20 14 (17.95%) vSphere
21 13 (16.67%) Unified Communications
21 13 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
21 13 (16.67%) PBX
21 13 (16.67%) MS Office

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 66 (84.62%) Lync
2 64 (82.05%) MS Exchange
3 49 (62.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (48.72%) SharePoint
5 33 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (25.64%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (14.10%) IIS
9 10 (12.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (1.28%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) MS Office
2 12 (15.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.31%) Office 365
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.97%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.13%) PaaS
4 4 (5.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (33.33%) DNS
1 26 (33.33%) Firewall
2 15 (19.23%) LDAP
3 13 (16.67%) PBX
3 13 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 12 (15.38%) VPN
4 12 (15.38%) SAN
5 11 (14.10%) VLAN
6 9 (11.54%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (11.54%) NAS
6 9 (11.54%) Multicast
6 9 (11.54%) DMZ
6 9 (11.54%) MPLS
7 8 (10.26%) SSL
7 8 (10.26%) VPLS
8 4 (5.13%) MGCP
8 4 (5.13%) H.323
8 4 (5.13%) VoIP
8 4 (5.13%) DHCP
9 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Subversion
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (12.82%) Banking
2 7 (8.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (7.69%) Finance
4 5 (6.41%) Retail
4 5 (6.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.13%) Games
6 3 (3.85%) Legal
6 3 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Consultant
2 17 (21.79%) Architect
3 11 (14.10%) Messaging Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Messaging Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Exchange Specialist
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Platform Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Designer
9 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Middleware
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (35.90%) Blackberry
2 17 (21.79%) Clustering
3 11 (14.10%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.13%) Online Games
6 3 (3.85%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.56%) Replication
8 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.28%) CESG
8 1 (1.28%) PKI
8 1 (1.28%) CMDB
8 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.28%) iPhone
8 1 (1.28%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (51.28%) Windows
2 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.26%) Android
6 4 (5.13%) Linux
6 4 (5.13%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.13%) CentOS
6 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.28%) AIX
9 1 (1.28%) Solaris
9 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.28%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.90%) Migration
2 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Change Management
3 11 (14.10%) Load Balancing
4 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.13%) Workflow
5 4 (5.13%) Kanban
5 4 (5.13%) Service Management
5 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.13%) Scrum
5 4 (5.13%) High Availability
5 4 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.85%) Change Control
6 3 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 3 (3.85%) Project Management
6 3 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.56%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.56%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.13%) Perl
2 4 (5.13%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.10%) MCSE
3 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.69%) MCITP
5 4 (5.13%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.28%) MCSD
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.28%) CCA
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.28%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.95%) vSphere
4 9 (11.54%) ISA Server
5 8 (10.26%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (5.13%) VMware ESX
7 4 (5.13%) Xen
8 3 (3.85%) UAG
9 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.56%) XenApp
9 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (12.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 10 (12.82%) SCOM
3 8 (10.26%) SCCM
4 5 (6.41%) WSUS
5 4 (5.13%) Nagios
5 4 (5.13%) Opsview
5 4 (5.13%) Puppet
5 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 4 (5.13%) Cobbler
6 3 (3.85%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (3.85%) MOM
7 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.28%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.77%) Cisco
3 17 (21.79%) VMware
4 13 (16.67%) Avaya
5 12 (15.38%) Symantec
6 10 (12.82%) HP
7 7 (8.97%) IronPort
8 6 (7.69%) Polycom
8 6 (7.69%) Citrix
9 4 (5.13%) Dell
9 4 (5.13%) Infoblox
9 4 (5.13%) Splunk
9 4 (5.13%) Veritas
10 3 (3.85%) Websense
11 2 (2.56%) Remedy
11 2 (2.56%) McAfee
11 2 (2.56%) BMC
11 2 (2.56%) NetApp
11 2 (2.56%) Tandberg
12 1 (1.28%) TOWER Software
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