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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 607 585 552
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -33
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 24 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.049% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 21
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£345 £358 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% +5.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £378 £315
% change year-on-year
-27.15% +19.84%
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
11261 10259 9078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.95% 18.43% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7199 6067 5273
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 422 380
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 14 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 August 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 -34 23 £345 -3.49% 9
London -5 14 £363 +1.39% 1
South East -25 7 £381 -15.27% 4
Hampshire - 5 £275 - 1
Surrey -3 1 £488 +8.33% 2
City of London -6 1 £450 -
Farnborough - 1 £275 - 1
Banstead - 1 £488 -
Liverpool - 1 £135 -
Merseyside - 1 £135 -
Kent - 1 £500 -
North West - 1 £135 - 3
East of England - 1 £120 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £120 - 1

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 50 (89.29%) Lync
3 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
4 32 (57.14%) Windows
5 31 (55.36%) MS Exchange
6 25 (44.64%) SharePoint
7 23 (41.07%) DNS
8 19 (33.93%) IIS
9 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
9 18 (32.14%) Firewall
9 18 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (30.36%) vSphere
10 17 (30.36%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
10 17 (30.36%) Migration
10 17 (30.36%) Clustering
10 17 (30.36%) LDAP
11 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
12 15 (26.79%) Unified Communications
12 15 (26.79%) Office 365
13 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 13 (23.21%) VLAN
14 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2007
15 12 (21.43%) MCSE
15 12 (21.43%) ITIL
15 12 (21.43%) Cisco
16 10 (17.86%) SQL
17 9 (16.07%) MS Office
17 9 (16.07%) VPN
17 9 (16.07%) SCOM

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 50 (89.29%) Lync
2 31 (55.36%) MS Exchange
3 25 (44.64%) SharePoint
4 19 (33.93%) IIS
5 18 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (23.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.07%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Eikon
2 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Office 365
2 6 (10.71%) IaaS
2 6 (10.71%) PaaS
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.36%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) DNS
2 18 (32.14%) Firewall
3 17 (30.36%) LDAP
4 15 (26.79%) Unified Communications
5 13 (23.21%) VLAN
6 9 (16.07%) VPN
7 8 (14.29%) WebEx
8 7 (12.50%) BIG-IP
8 7 (12.50%) SCCP
8 7 (12.50%) H.323
9 6 (10.71%) SAN
9 6 (10.71%) PBX
9 6 (10.71%) DHCP
9 6 (10.71%) NAS
10 5 (8.93%) IMAP
11 4 (7.14%) Internet
12 3 (5.36%) MPLS
12 3 (5.36%) TCP/IP
12 3 (5.36%) SSL
12 3 (5.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Front Office
2 3 (5.36%) Advertising
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Architect
2 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Administrator
2 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (8.93%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Office 365 Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.57%) Wintel Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
6 2 (3.57%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) MAPI
2 3 (5.36%) RSS
3 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.57%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) COM
4 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Clustering
1 17 (30.36%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (14.29%) iPhone
3 7 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.93%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) PKI
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Android
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) UNIX
7 2 (3.57%) Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Migration
2 12 (21.43%) ITIL
3 8 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.50%) Server Building
5 5 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.14%) E-Discovery
6 4 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.14%) Change Control
7 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) CRM
7 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.57%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.57%) Server Hardening
8 2 (3.57%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.43%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) MCITP
4 3 (5.36%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) Hyper-V
2 17 (30.36%) vSphere
3 7 (12.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (10.71%) ISA Server
5 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.57%) UAG
6 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.57%) Postfix
6 2 (3.57%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCOM
2 7 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Intune
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Cisco
3 8 (14.29%) Adobe
3 8 (14.29%) Polycom
4 7 (12.50%) F5
5 6 (10.71%) VMware
6 5 (8.93%) Citrix
7 3 (5.36%) Avaya
7 3 (5.36%) HP
7 3 (5.36%) Yahoo!
7 3 (5.36%) Google
7 3 (5.36%) Reuters
8 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (3.57%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.57%) RightFax
8 2 (3.57%) IronPort
9 1 (1.79%) EMC
9 1 (1.79%) Hitachi
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