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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 245 223 237
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.059% 0.024%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.76% 0.34% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£350 £331 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +194.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £331 £335
% change year-on-year
+28.30% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
1716 1460 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.45% 17.11% 17.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 782 724
Average daily rate £375 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 91
Average hourly rate £19.38 £14.50 £19.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.65% -24.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -7.89%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 -
Berkshire -6 1 - - 2
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Lync
3 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
5 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (40.00%) Migration
5 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 5 (33.33%) Avaya
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) Office 365
7 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (26.67%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (26.67%) Multicast
7 4 (26.67%) Change Management
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (26.67%) DMZ
7 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 3 (20.00%) MCSE
8 3 (20.00%) MCTS
8 3 (20.00%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 14 (93.33%) Lync
2 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (6.67%) GroupWise
7 1 (6.67%) IIS
7 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DMZ
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) Multicast
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) POP3
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) IMAP
3 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Consultant
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (13.33%) Streaming Video
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) B2B
4 2 (13.33%) Information Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCTS
3 3 (20.00%) MCITP
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Sonus
5 1 (6.67%) Novell
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus
5 1 (6.67%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) Tandberg