The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 64 75 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.30% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.58% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.50% +66.66%
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 Reading region.

Application Platforms Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
155 208 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.50% 20.68% 16.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 108 61
Average daily rate £405 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Average hourly rate £55.65 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.60% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.86%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Office Communications Server
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) POP3
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus
1 4 (100.00%) GroupWise
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) IMAP
2 3 (75.00%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Degree
2 3 (75.00%) MCTS
2 3 (75.00%) MCITP
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) GroupWise
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) POP3
1 4 (100.00%) SMTP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) IMAP
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Field Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Degree
1 3 (75.00%) MCTS
1 3 (75.00%) MCITP
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Novell
1 4 (100.00%) Lotus