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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 580 575 507
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -68
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 33 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.027% 0.078%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.33% 0.15% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £416 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +17.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £450 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £450 £340
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
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
10040 9142 8230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.20% 17.34% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6217 5675 4622
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 308 441
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.96 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+18.73% -12.82%

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 27 May 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 24 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 27 May 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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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 -3 32 £325 -21.87% 4
London +18 13 £340 -9.15% 2
Birmingham -4 4 £400 -11.11%
West Midlands -7 4 £400 -11.11%
West Yorkshire -10 4 £313 -30.55% 1
East Midlands -11 4 £305 -20.77%
Yorkshire -16 4 £313 -30.55% 1
City of London - 4 £330 - 1
Nottinghamshire -7 3 - -
Nottingham -9 3 - -
South East -17 3 - - 1
Reading - 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
Leeds -9 2 £313 -30.55% 1
South West - 2 £281 -
Bristol - 2 £281 -
Chesterfield - 1 £305 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £125 -
Derbyshire - 1 £305 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £125 -
North East - 1 £125 -
East of England - 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 56 (80.00%) Lync
3 55 (78.57%) Active Directory
4 48 (68.57%) MS Exchange
5 41 (58.57%) Windows
6 33 (47.14%) DNS
7 32 (45.71%) SharePoint
8 26 (37.14%) IIS
9 25 (35.71%) Migration
9 25 (35.71%) Clustering
10 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
11 23 (32.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (28.57%) Office 365
13 19 (27.14%) vSphere
13 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
13 19 (27.14%) LDAP
13 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
14 18 (25.71%) Cisco
14 18 (25.71%) VLAN
15 17 (24.29%) Firewall
15 17 (24.29%) ITIL
15 17 (24.29%) MCSE
15 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (22.86%) VMware
17 15 (21.43%) MCITP
18 14 (20.00%) SAN
18 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
19 13 (18.57%) SCCM

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 56 (80.00%) Lync
2 48 (68.57%) MS Exchange
3 32 (45.71%) SharePoint
4 26 (37.14%) IIS
5 23 (32.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (8.57%) IBM Notes
8 6 (8.57%) GroupWise
9 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.43%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Eikon
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Office 365
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.43%) PaaS
3 8 (11.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.14%) DNS
2 19 (27.14%) LDAP
3 18 (25.71%) VLAN
4 17 (24.29%) Firewall
5 14 (20.00%) SAN
6 13 (18.57%) VPN
7 12 (17.14%) Unified Communications
8 11 (15.71%) IMAP
8 11 (15.71%) PBX
9 8 (11.43%) VoIP
9 8 (11.43%) NAS
10 6 (8.57%) POP3
10 6 (8.57%) SMTP
10 6 (8.57%) DHCP
11 5 (7.14%) WAN
11 5 (7.14%) WebEx
11 5 (7.14%) BIG-IP
11 5 (7.14%) SCCP
11 5 (7.14%) H.323
12 4 (5.71%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.29%) Front Office
3 2 (2.86%) Advertising
3 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Architect
2 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 6 (8.57%) Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Field Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (8.57%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Communications Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Administrator
5 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Office 365 Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Office 365 Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) MAPI
2 2 (2.86%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) COM
3 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (35.71%) Clustering
2 10 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.57%) Blackberry
5 5 (7.14%) iPhone
6 2 (2.86%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.86%) PKI
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 41 (58.57%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 5 (7.14%) Android
5 3 (4.29%) AIX
5 3 (4.29%) Solaris
5 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.29%) UNIX
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Migration
2 17 (24.29%) ITIL
3 12 (17.14%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.43%) Service Management
4 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.57%) ITIL V3
6 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (8.57%) Performance Management
6 6 (8.57%) CRM
7 5 (7.14%) B2B
7 5 (7.14%) Validation
7 5 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (7.14%) Server Building
8 4 (5.71%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.71%) E-Discovery
8 4 (5.71%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C
3 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (24.29%) MCSE
3 15 (21.43%) MCITP
4 10 (14.29%) MCTS
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) MCSA
6 5 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.29%) MCSD
8 3 (4.29%) CCA
8 3 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (4.29%) CCEA
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCNP
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 24 (34.29%) Hyper-V
3 19 (27.14%) vSphere
4 8 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (11.43%) ISA Server
5 5 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (4.29%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.86%) UAG
7 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.86%) XenApp
7 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) SCCM
2 9 (12.86%) SCOM
3 6 (8.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (4.29%) WSUS
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.71%) Cisco
3 16 (22.86%) VMware
4 9 (12.86%) Avaya
5 8 (11.43%) Citrix
6 6 (8.57%) HP
6 6 (8.57%) Novell
6 6 (8.57%) Lotus
7 5 (7.14%) Adobe
7 5 (7.14%) Polycom
7 5 (7.14%) F5
7 5 (7.14%) Sonus
8 3 (4.29%) Yahoo!
8 3 (4.29%) Reuters
9 2 (2.86%) Remedy
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.86%) IronPort
9 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.86%) RightFax
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