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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 555 526 498
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -28
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 28 31 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.064% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.37% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 44
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£358 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £294 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £328 £425
% change year-on-year
+15.26% -22.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
9268 8406 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.19% 17.27% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5576 5016 5417
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 355 449
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +17 23 £358 -12.85% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
South East -3 2 £450 +32.35% 4
South West - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
North West - - - - 3
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (87.50%) MS Exchange
3 31 (77.50%) Lync
4 26 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (55.00%) Windows
6 18 (45.00%) SharePoint
7 17 (42.50%) DNS
8 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (35.00%) Office 365
9 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
10 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (32.50%) Firewall
10 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (30.00%) ITIL
12 11 (27.50%) Migration
13 10 (25.00%) LDAP
13 10 (25.00%) Cisco
13 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (22.50%) Unified Communications
14 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
14 9 (22.50%) VMware
15 8 (20.00%) MS Office
15 8 (20.00%) SAN
16 7 (17.50%) VPN
16 7 (17.50%) HP
16 7 (17.50%) Symantec
16 7 (17.50%) PBX
16 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 35 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 31 (77.50%) Lync
3 26 (65.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (45.00%) SharePoint
5 15 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (10.00%) IIS
9 3 (7.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Office 365
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.50%) IaaS
3 3 (7.50%) PaaS
4 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (42.50%) DNS
2 13 (32.50%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) LDAP
4 9 (22.50%) Unified Communications
5 8 (20.00%) SAN
6 7 (17.50%) VPN
6 7 (17.50%) PBX
7 5 (12.50%) SSL
7 5 (12.50%) MPLS
7 5 (12.50%) NAS
8 4 (10.00%) VLAN
8 4 (10.00%) VPLS
8 4 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (7.50%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) Multicast
10 2 (5.00%) DMZ
10 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.00%) VoIP
10 2 (5.00%) LAN
11 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Subversion
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.50%) Games
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Publishing
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Consultant
2 8 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Platform Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.50%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Migration Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Messaging Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Exchange Specialist
8 1 (2.50%) Messaging Architect
8 1 (2.50%) IT Support
8 1 (2.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 5 (12.50%) Online Games
3 3 (7.50%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) CMDB
5 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (32.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) Linux
5 5 (12.50%) CentOS
5 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.50%) Workflow
4 5 (12.50%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
4 5 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.50%) Kanban
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 3 (7.50%) Release Management
6 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Change Control
7 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.50%) Online Security
8 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
2 5 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) TickIT
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.50%) Xen
3 5 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) UAG
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Squid
6 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.50%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Nagios
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
1 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (12.50%) Cobbler
1 5 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (12.50%) Opsview
1 5 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 3 (7.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (7.50%) MOM
4 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Cisco
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 7 (17.50%) HP
4 7 (17.50%) Symantec
5 6 (15.00%) Infoblox
6 5 (12.50%) Dell
6 5 (12.50%) Citrix
6 5 (12.50%) Veritas
6 5 (12.50%) Splunk
7 4 (10.00%) Avaya
8 3 (7.50%) IronPort
8 3 (7.50%) Websense
8 3 (7.50%) Remedy
8 3 (7.50%) Polycom
9 2 (5.00%) Tandberg
9 2 (5.00%) McAfee
9 2 (5.00%) BMC
9 2 (5.00%) NetApp
10 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat