The table below looks at the statistics for Live Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Live Communications Server over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
Rank 634 640 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.007% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.10% 0.040% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £298 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9818 9992 9303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.14% 17.55% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6489 6272 5483
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.47% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 312 388
Median hourly rate £25.50 £20.60 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.78% +14.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.58 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +27.27%

Live Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Live Communications Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Live Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Live Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK.

Live Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Live Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK.

Live Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Live Communications Server
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +4 10 £298 -
England -18 10 £298 -
Berkshire +3 9 £298 -
Bracknell -3 9 £298 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Live Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Live Communications Server.

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
2 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
7 11 (52.38%) Citrix
7 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
7 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (47.62%) DNS
8 10 (47.62%) HP
9 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (42.86%) Skype for Business
9 9 (42.86%) High Availability
10 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
10 8 (38.10%) Fat Client
10 8 (38.10%) Skype
10 8 (38.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
10 8 (38.10%) Meridio
10 8 (38.10%) EMC
10 8 (38.10%) SAN
10 8 (38.10%) Veritas
10 8 (38.10%) Unicenter
10 8 (38.10%) Thin Client
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (38.10%) Netcool
10 8 (38.10%) OpenView Configuration Management

Live Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (80.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (42.86%) Skype for Business
4 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (23.81%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (9.52%) IIS
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) DNS
2 8 (38.10%) SAN
2 8 (38.10%) Skype
3 6 (28.57%) PBX
3 6 (28.57%) PSTN
3 6 (28.57%) RTP
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (9.52%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MS Access
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Business Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Field Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Lync Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Messaging Support
4 2 (9.52%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Exchange Support
5 1 (4.76%) Lync Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Lync Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Messaging Technician
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Web Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Fat Client
1 8 (38.10%) Thin Client
2 7 (33.33%) Statistics
3 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
3 4 (19.05%) Clustering
4 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 3 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (52.38%) Windows XP
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (42.86%) High Availability
2 7 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 6 (28.57%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Release Management
5 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) NetBackup
1 8 (38.10%) Netcool
1 8 (38.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (38.10%) Unicenter
1 8 (38.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Citrix
3 10 (47.62%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) EMC
4 8 (38.10%) Meridio
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) Veritas
5 3 (14.29%) VMware