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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 535 554 489
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -65
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 38 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.025% 0.064%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.42% 0.14% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 13
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£438 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £17.50
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
9020 8584 7589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.11% 17.68% 17.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5494 5239 4401
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 295 387
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.55 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% -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 31 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 31 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
London +7 11 £425 +28.78% 2
South East -20 11 £353 -21.66% 3
East Midlands +1 5 £675 +50.00% 3
North West - 5 £675 - 7
South West - 3 £263 -
Yorkshire -6 2 - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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 85 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (84.71%) Lync
3 62 (72.94%) Active Directory
4 60 (70.59%) MS Exchange
5 51 (60.00%) Windows
6 41 (48.24%) SharePoint
7 36 (42.35%) DNS
7 36 (42.35%) Migration
8 32 (37.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 32 (37.65%) Office 365
9 31 (36.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (31.76%) Clustering
11 25 (29.41%) Hyper-V
12 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (28.24%) MCSE
13 23 (27.06%) IIS
14 22 (25.88%) Cisco
14 22 (25.88%) VMware
14 22 (25.88%) VLAN
14 22 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2007
15 21 (24.71%) Firewall
16 20 (23.53%) SQL Server
16 20 (23.53%) ITIL
16 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (22.35%) vSphere
17 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
17 19 (22.35%) Blackberry
18 18 (21.18%) LDAP
18 18 (21.18%) MS Office
18 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 72 (84.71%) Lync
2 60 (70.59%) MS Exchange
3 41 (48.24%) SharePoint
4 32 (37.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (27.06%) IIS
6 22 (25.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (7.06%) IBM Notes
10 6 (7.06%) GroupWise
11 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (1.18%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (37.65%) Office 365
2 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.06%) PaaS
3 6 (7.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (42.35%) DNS
2 22 (25.88%) VLAN
3 21 (24.71%) Firewall
4 18 (21.18%) LDAP
5 16 (18.82%) PBX
5 16 (18.82%) SAN
5 16 (18.82%) VPN
6 10 (11.76%) NAS
6 10 (11.76%) VoIP
7 8 (9.41%) Unified Communications
7 8 (9.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (8.24%) VPLS
8 7 (8.24%) IMAP
8 7 (8.24%) SSL
8 7 (8.24%) MPLS
9 6 (7.06%) POP3
9 6 (7.06%) SMTP
10 5 (5.88%) WAN
11 3 (3.53%) DHCP
11 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.71%) Legal
3 3 (3.53%) Finance
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (28.24%) Architect
2 18 (21.18%) Consultant
3 10 (11.76%) Analyst
4 9 (10.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (7.06%) Server Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Technical Design Architect
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) MAPI
2 1 (1.18%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) Clustering
2 19 (22.35%) Blackberry
3 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.76%) Public Cloud
4 9 (10.59%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.35%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) CESG
7 1 (1.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 51 (60.00%) Windows
2 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.06%) Windows 2000
4 6 (7.06%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.71%) UNIX
6 4 (4.71%) AIX
6 4 (4.71%) Solaris
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.18%) Android
8 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) Migration
2 20 (23.53%) ITIL
3 16 (18.82%) Load Balancing
4 13 (15.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.76%) Change Management
6 8 (9.41%) Service Management
7 7 (8.24%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.24%) Performance Management
8 6 (7.06%) Project Management
9 5 (5.88%) CRM
9 5 (5.88%) B2B
9 5 (5.88%) Validation
9 5 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (5.88%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.71%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (4.71%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (4.71%) Requirements Engineering
10 4 (4.71%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.41%) SQL
3 5 (5.88%) C
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (36.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (28.24%) MCSE
3 18 (21.18%) MCITP
4 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
6 10 (11.76%) MCTS
7 6 (7.06%) Degree
7 6 (7.06%) MCSA
8 5 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.71%) MCSD
9 4 (4.71%) CCA
9 4 (4.71%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.71%) CCEA
10 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (1.18%) CCNP
11 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (72.94%) Active Directory
2 25 (29.41%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.35%) vSphere
4 10 (11.76%) ISA Server
5 8 (9.41%) Forefront TMG
6 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.35%) UAG
7 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.35%) XenApp
7 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) SCCM
2 12 (14.12%) SCOM
3 6 (7.06%) WSUS
3 6 (7.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (3.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.35%) MOM
5 2 (2.35%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) Cisco
2 22 (25.88%) VMware
3 13 (15.29%) Avaya
4 10 (11.76%) HP
5 9 (10.59%) Citrix
6 6 (7.06%) Novell
6 6 (7.06%) Lotus
7 5 (5.88%) Sonus
8 3 (3.53%) Polycom
8 3 (3.53%) Symantec
9 2 (2.35%) Websense
9 2 (2.35%) Dell
9 2 (2.35%) IronPort
9 2 (2.35%) M86 Security
9 2 (2.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.35%) RightFax
10 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.18%) Altiris
10 1 (1.18%) F5
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