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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
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Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Application Platforms category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £450 £340
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +32.35%
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
555 409 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.17% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 213 184
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £18.25 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £38.24 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -10.52%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) CCA
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCEA
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCSD
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Lync
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Design Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) CCA
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CCEA
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (60.00%) MCSD
1 3 (60.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix