The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 568 528 494
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -34
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 26 42 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.082% 0.16%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.48% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 49
Average daily rate
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£359 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £316 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £448 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -20.00%
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
9665 8688 9870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.66% 17.00% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5699 4963 5630
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 423 443
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.15 £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
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 31 July 2014.

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 25 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 31 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
England -41 26 £359 +5.66% 10
London +14 20 £399 +5.06% 4
City of London +15 4 - -
South East -16 3 £288 -15.44% 3
West Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Yorkshire - 2 £305 - 1
Leeds - 2 £305 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 30 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 26 (72.22%) Lync
4 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (55.56%) Windows
7 18 (50.00%) DNS
8 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
9 13 (36.11%) ITIL
9 13 (36.11%) Blackberry
10 12 (33.33%) Firewall
10 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (27.78%) Migration
11 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (27.78%) LDAP
12 9 (25.00%) Cisco
12 9 (25.00%) Office 365
12 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (22.22%) MS Office
13 8 (22.22%) SAN
14 7 (19.44%) HP
14 7 (19.44%) VPN
14 7 (19.44%) VMware
14 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
14 7 (19.44%) Unified Communications
15 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
15 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 6 (16.67%) Linux

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 30 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 26 (72.22%) Lync
3 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (41.67%) SharePoint
5 10 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (13.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (11.11%) IIS
8 3 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
2 6 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.33%) PaaS
3 3 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (50.00%) DNS
2 12 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (27.78%) LDAP
4 8 (22.22%) SAN
5 7 (19.44%) VPN
5 7 (19.44%) Unified Communications
6 6 (16.67%) PBX
7 5 (13.89%) SSL
7 5 (13.89%) MPLS
7 5 (13.89%) NAS
8 4 (11.11%) VLAN
8 4 (11.11%) VPLS
8 4 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (8.33%) DHCP
10 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.56%) LAN
11 1 (2.78%) PSTN
11 1 (2.78%) VoIP
11 1 (2.78%) WAN
11 1 (2.78%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
1 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.89%) Games
2 3 (8.33%) Publishing
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Messaging Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Communications Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) IT Support
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) EMC Storage Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Online Games
3 4 (11.11%) Clustering
4 3 (8.33%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.56%) Replication
6 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.78%) CMDB
6 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.67%) Linux
6 5 (13.89%) CentOS
6 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.89%) Service Management
4 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.89%) Workflow
4 5 (13.89%) Kanban
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Release Management
5 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.78%) Change Control
7 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.78%) Change Management
7 1 (2.78%) Online Security
7 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.89%) Perl
2 5 (13.89%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.56%) MCSE
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCTS
3 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) TickIT
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 24 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Xen
2 5 (13.89%) vSphere
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.33%) UAG
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
6 1 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
6 1 (2.78%) Squid
6 1 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Nagios
1 5 (13.89%) Puppet
1 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (13.89%) Cobbler
1 5 (13.89%) Opsview
2 4 (11.11%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (8.33%) MOM
3 3 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.00%) Cisco
3 7 (19.44%) HP
3 7 (19.44%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Infoblox
5 5 (13.89%) Splunk
5 5 (13.89%) Dell
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix
5 5 (13.89%) Veritas
5 5 (13.89%) Symantec
6 3 (8.33%) Remedy
6 3 (8.33%) Websense
7 2 (5.56%) McAfee
7 2 (5.56%) Avaya
7 2 (5.56%) BMC
7 2 (5.56%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) EMC
8 1 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (2.78%) Siebel
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