The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the South East region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 243 225 232
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 2 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.79% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 9
Average daily rate
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£125 £340 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.23% -32.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1694 1388 1641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.42% 16.32% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 758 804
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 92 85
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.36% -5.00%
Office Communications Server
England

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 July 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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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
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 2
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Online Security
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) SMTP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) Siebel

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Online Security
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel
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