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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
Rank 629 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 13 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.14% - -
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
9421 9831 9384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.76% 17.55% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 6294 6131 5668
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 341 356
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%

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 7 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 25 June 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
England - 13 £298 -
South East - 12 £298 -
Bracknell - 11 £298 -
Berkshire - 11 £298 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Live Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) MS Exchange
2 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
3 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
4 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
5 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
6 13 (56.52%) Citrix
6 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
6 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (52.17%) DNS
7 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
8 11 (47.83%) HP
8 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
9 10 (43.48%) Skype
9 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (39.13%) High Availability
11 8 (34.78%) Fat Client
11 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
11 8 (34.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 8 (34.78%) NetBackup
11 8 (34.78%) Meridio
11 8 (34.78%) EMC
11 8 (34.78%) SAN
11 8 (34.78%) Veritas
11 8 (34.78%) Unicenter
11 8 (34.78%) Thin Client
11 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (34.78%) Netcool

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 19 (82.61%) MS Exchange
2 12 (52.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (47.83%) Skype for Business
4 9 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (30.43%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
7 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (8.70%) IIS
10 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) DNS
2 10 (43.48%) Skype
3 8 (34.78%) SAN
4 6 (26.09%) PBX
4 6 (26.09%) PSTN
4 6 (26.09%) RTP
5 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) MS Access
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) EDRMS
General
1 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Lync Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Business Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Support
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) CSS
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Fat Client
1 8 (34.78%) Thin Client
2 7 (30.43%) Statistics
3 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
3 4 (17.39%) Clustering
4 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
4 3 (13.04%) Replication
5 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows Server
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (47.83%) Windows XP
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (39.13%) High Availability
3 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Optimisation
5 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
5 5 (21.74%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) PowerShell
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 19 (82.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) NetBackup
1 8 (34.78%) Netcool
1 8 (34.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (34.78%) Unicenter
1 8 (34.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (13.04%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) Citrix
3 11 (47.83%) HP
4 8 (34.78%) EMC
4 8 (34.78%) Meridio
4 8 (34.78%) Oracle
4 8 (34.78%) Veritas
5 5 (21.74%) VMware