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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 577 559 544
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 23 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.057% 0.058%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 17
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£345 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £289 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £378 £315
% change year-on-year
-27.15% +19.84%
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
10380 9435 8365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.27% 18.43% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 5710 4970
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 401 358
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.48 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -12 14 £363 -3.33% 1
South East -19 7 £381 -15.27% 4
North West - 1 £135 - 4
East of England - 1 £120 - 1
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 47 (88.68%) Lync
3 37 (69.81%) Active Directory
4 32 (60.38%) Windows
5 30 (56.60%) MS Exchange
6 25 (47.17%) SharePoint
7 22 (41.51%) DNS
8 19 (35.85%) IIS
9 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
9 18 (33.96%) Firewall
9 18 (33.96%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (32.08%) vSphere
10 17 (32.08%) Hyper-V
10 17 (32.08%) Migration
10 17 (32.08%) Clustering
10 17 (32.08%) LDAP
11 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
11 15 (28.30%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (28.30%) Unified Communications
12 14 (26.42%) Office 365
13 13 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (22.64%) VLAN
14 12 (22.64%) Cisco
15 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (18.87%) SQL
16 10 (18.87%) ITIL
17 9 (16.98%) MCSE
17 9 (16.98%) VPN
18 8 (15.09%) Adobe
18 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (88.68%) Lync
2 30 (56.60%) MS Exchange
3 25 (47.17%) SharePoint
4 19 (35.85%) IIS
5 18 (33.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (28.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Eikon
2 2 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Office 365
2 6 (11.32%) IaaS
2 6 (11.32%) PaaS
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) DNS
2 18 (33.96%) Firewall
3 17 (32.08%) LDAP
4 15 (28.30%) Unified Communications
5 12 (22.64%) VLAN
6 9 (16.98%) VPN
7 8 (15.09%) WebEx
8 7 (13.21%) BIG-IP
8 7 (13.21%) SCCP
8 7 (13.21%) H.323
9 6 (11.32%) SAN
9 6 (11.32%) DHCP
9 6 (11.32%) NAS
10 5 (9.43%) IMAP
10 5 (9.43%) PBX
11 4 (7.55%) Internet
12 3 (5.66%) MPLS
12 3 (5.66%) SSL
12 3 (5.66%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (5.66%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
1 4 (7.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Front Office
2 3 (5.66%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) Architect
2 6 (11.32%) Administrator
2 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (9.43%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Architect
4 4 (7.55%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.66%) Consultant
5 3 (5.66%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.77%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.77%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) MAPI
2 3 (5.66%) RSS
3 2 (3.77%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.77%) .NET
4 1 (1.89%) COM
4 1 (1.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Clustering
2 15 (28.30%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (15.09%) iPhone
4 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
5 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.77%) PKI
6 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (60.38%) Windows
2 8 (15.09%) Android
3 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.66%) UNIX
7 2 (3.77%) Linux
7 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) AIX
8 1 (1.89%) Solaris
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Migration
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (13.21%) Server Building
4 4 (7.55%) Change Control
4 4 (7.55%) E-Discovery
4 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (5.66%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.77%) Server Hardening
6 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.77%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.77%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.98%) MCSE
3 3 (5.66%) MCSA
3 3 (5.66%) MCITP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.89%) MCP
4 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.08%) Hyper-V
2 17 (32.08%) vSphere
3 7 (13.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (11.32%) ISA Server
5 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.77%) UAG
6 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.77%) Postfix
6 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
1 7 (13.21%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (3.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Cisco
3 8 (15.09%) Adobe
3 8 (15.09%) Polycom
4 7 (13.21%) F5
5 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) Citrix
7 3 (5.66%) Avaya
7 3 (5.66%) HP
7 3 (5.66%) Reuters
7 3 (5.66%) Yahoo!
7 3 (5.66%) Google
8 2 (3.77%) IronPort
8 2 (3.77%) Symantec
8 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.77%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.77%) RightFax
8 2 (3.77%) Dell
9 1 (1.89%) EMC
9 1 (1.89%) Hitachi
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