The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 153 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.18% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£135 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £313 £340
% change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
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 North West region.

Application Platforms Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
569 431 470
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.31% 14.03% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 219 206
Average daily rate £350 £323 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.52% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £12.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.15 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+28.15% -13.15%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the North West region.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) CCA
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (50.00%) CCEA
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCSD
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (33.33%) Lync
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Design Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Senior Architect
4 1 (16.67%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) AIX
2 3 (50.00%) Solaris
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (33.33%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCSD
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) CCA
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (50.00%) CCEA
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix