The first table below looks at the demand for Live Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Live Communications Server over the 3 months to 16 April 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.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
Rank 594 549 589
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +40
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.092% 0.036% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Average daily rate £475 £210 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9768 8438 9919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.99% 17.36% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5956 4773 5359
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 416 450
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.53 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -2.56%

Live Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Live Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Live Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -31 9 £475 +126.19%
Berkshire - 9 £475 -
South East - 9 £475 -
Bracknell - 2 - -

Live Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Live 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 Live Communications Server.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) ITIL
3 12 (80.00%) PBX
3 12 (80.00%) PSTN
3 12 (80.00%) DNS
3 12 (80.00%) RTP
3 12 (80.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 12 (80.00%) Lync
4 10 (66.67%) Service Management
4 10 (66.67%) MCTS
4 10 (66.67%) MCITP
4 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
4 10 (66.67%) Degree
5 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (46.67%) PKI
6 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (46.67%) IIS
7 6 (40.00%) Cisco
7 6 (40.00%) Avaya
7 6 (40.00%) Lotus
7 6 (40.00%) Nortel
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (20.00%) Replication
8 3 (20.00%) Clustering
8 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Live Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Live 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 Live Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (80.00%) Lync
2 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 7 (46.67%) IIS
4 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) PBX
1 12 (80.00%) PSTN
1 12 (80.00%) DNS
1 12 (80.00%) RTP
General
1 9 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Consultant
2 10 (66.67%) Support Consultant
3 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) ITIL
2 12 (80.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 10 (66.67%) Customer Engagement
3 10 (66.67%) Service Management
4 7 (46.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) High Availability
6 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (6.67%) Release Management
7 1 (6.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) MCTS
1 10 (66.67%) MCITP
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) Nortel
1 6 (40.00%) Avaya
1 6 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (13.33%) Veritas
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft