The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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)
Rank 249 245 227
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.033% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.19% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 12
Average daily rate
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- £450 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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 South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1492 1542 1472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 16.49% 17.17% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 849 805
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 67 90
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.36% -7.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.51 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £38.20
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 South East

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire - 2 - -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (64.71%) Lync
4 10 (58.82%) MCTS
4 10 (58.82%) MCITP
4 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
5 9 (52.94%) MCSE
6 8 (47.06%) Avaya
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
7 6 (35.29%) Novell
7 6 (35.29%) Lotus
7 6 (35.29%) GroupWise
7 6 (35.29%) Service Management
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) IBM Notes
7 6 (35.29%) IIS
7 6 (35.29%) POP3
7 6 (35.29%) SMTP
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) IMAP
7 6 (35.29%) Clustering
8 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (29.41%) Validation
8 5 (29.41%) Migration
8 5 (29.41%) Degree
8 5 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (29.41%) Sonus

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
1 11 (64.71%) Lync
2 6 (35.29%) GroupWise
2 6 (35.29%) IBM Notes
2 6 (35.29%) IIS
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
1 6 (35.29%) POP3
1 6 (35.29%) SMTP
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) IMAP
2 5 (29.41%) VoIP
3 3 (17.65%) Unified Communications
3 3 (17.65%) PBX
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Consultant
2 6 (35.29%) Field Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Server Engineer
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Clustering
2 4 (23.53%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.76%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Service Management
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (29.41%) Validation
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (29.41%) B2B
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Information Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (58.82%) MCTS
2 10 (58.82%) MCITP
3 9 (52.94%) MCSE
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) MCSA
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (47.06%) Avaya
3 6 (35.29%) Novell
3 6 (35.29%) Lotus
4 5 (29.41%) Sonus
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.88%) Remedy