The table below looks at the statistics for Office 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 Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 537 530 520
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 41 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.055% 0.034%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 6
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£438 £500 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £330 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.50% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
9091 8549 8149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.92% 17.55% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5713 5069 4589
Average daily rate £400 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 306 337 426
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.38 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -0.13%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
England -10 41 £438 -12.50% 21
London +5 23 £450 +1.69% 5
South East -14 12 £353 -29.50% 7
East Midlands +12 4 £238 -
Reading +9 4 £425 -15.00% 2
City of London +9 4 £350 +1.08% 2
Berkshire +2 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Chesterfield - 4 £238 -
Derbyshire - 4 £238 -
Hampshire - 1 £280 - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 3
Gloucestershire - - - -
Westminster - - - -
South West - - - - 4
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cheltenham - - - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 87 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 77 (88.51%) Lync
3 67 (77.01%) MS Exchange
4 57 (65.52%) Active Directory
5 45 (51.72%) Windows
5 45 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 37 (42.53%) Office 365
7 36 (41.38%) SharePoint
8 34 (39.08%) Exchange Server 2007
9 33 (37.93%) Migration
10 29 (33.33%) Firewall
10 29 (33.33%) DNS
11 28 (32.18%) Clustering
12 26 (29.89%) Cisco
13 25 (28.74%) Hyper-V
13 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
14 24 (27.59%) Blackberry
15 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (24.14%) IIS
15 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (22.99%) vSphere
16 20 (22.99%) MS Office
17 18 (20.69%) Avaya
18 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
18 17 (19.54%) LDAP
18 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
19 16 (18.39%) MCSE

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 77 (88.51%) Lync
2 67 (77.01%) MS Exchange
3 45 (51.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (41.38%) SharePoint
5 34 (39.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 24 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (24.14%) IIS
8 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (11.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (5.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (4.60%) IBM Notes
11 4 (4.60%) GroupWise
12 1 (1.15%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 20 (22.99%) MS Office
2 17 (19.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 37 (42.53%) Office 365
2 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.05%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (6.90%) IaaS
4 6 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.33%) Firewall
1 29 (33.33%) DNS
2 17 (19.54%) LDAP
3 16 (18.39%) VPN
3 16 (18.39%) SAN
3 16 (18.39%) VLAN
4 13 (14.94%) PBX
5 12 (13.79%) NAS
6 11 (12.64%) Unified Communications
7 10 (11.49%) DMZ
8 9 (10.34%) VoIP
8 9 (10.34%) Multicast
8 9 (10.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (9.20%) VPLS
9 8 (9.20%) MPLS
9 8 (9.20%) SSL
10 4 (4.60%) IMAP
10 4 (4.60%) POP3
10 4 (4.60%) SMTP
10 4 (4.60%) MGCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (9.20%) Banking
2 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.75%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Retail
4 4 (4.60%) Finance
5 3 (3.45%) Legal
5 3 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Architect
2 25 (28.74%) Consultant
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Engineer
3 8 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.05%) Microsoft Consultant
4 7 (8.05%) Analyst
4 7 (8.05%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (5.75%) Implementation Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Platform Architect
6 4 (4.60%) Field Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.45%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.15%) XMPP
2 1 (1.15%) .NET
2 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.18%) Clustering
2 24 (27.59%) Blackberry
3 13 (14.94%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.45%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.30%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.15%) CESG
7 1 (1.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.15%) iPhone
7 1 (1.15%) iPad
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Windows
2 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (9.20%) Android
5 5 (5.75%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.15%) UNIX
7 1 (1.15%) AIX
7 1 (1.15%) Solaris
7 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.93%) Migration
2 12 (13.79%) ITIL
3 11 (12.64%) Change Management
3 11 (12.64%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.75%) Service Management
5 5 (5.75%) B2B
6 4 (4.60%) High Availability
6 4 (4.60%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.45%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.45%) CRM
7 3 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.45%) Change Control
7 3 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.30%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.30%) Information Architecture
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.30%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.60%) SQL
3 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.30%) C
5 1 (1.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (18.39%) MCSE
3 15 (17.24%) MCITP
4 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.20%) MCTS
6 5 (5.75%) MCSA
7 4 (4.60%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.15%) CCA
9 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.15%) CCEA
9 1 (1.15%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) Hyper-V
3 20 (22.99%) vSphere
4 9 (10.34%) ISA Server
4 9 (10.34%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.45%) UAG
6 1 (1.15%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 12 (13.79%) SCOM
3 10 (11.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (9.20%) SCCM
5 6 (6.90%) WSUS
6 3 (3.45%) MIMEsweeper
6 3 (3.45%) MOM
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (29.89%) Cisco
3 18 (20.69%) Avaya
4 16 (18.39%) VMware
5 10 (11.49%) Symantec
6 8 (9.20%) HP
7 7 (8.05%) IronPort
8 6 (6.90%) Polycom
9 5 (5.75%) Sonus
10 4 (4.60%) Novell
10 4 (4.60%) Lotus
11 3 (3.45%) Websense
12 2 (2.30%) Tandberg
13 1 (1.15%) Open Text
13 1 (1.15%) TOWER Software
13 1 (1.15%) Telerik
13 1 (1.15%) Altiris
13 1 (1.15%) Yahoo!
13 1 (1.15%) Citrix
13 1 (1.15%) Remedy
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