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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 574 541 521
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -20
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 27 34 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.064% 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.37% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 44
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£358 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £306 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
+11.02% -20.00%
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
9938 9115 10164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.94% 17.14% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5841 5291 5782
Average daily rate £375 £370 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 380 478
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -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 20 August 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 27 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 20 August 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 -31 27 £358 +2.14% 12
London +15 22 £358 -12.85% 4
City of London +29 6 - - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
South East -4 2 £450 +32.35% 4
West Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Leeds - 2 £305 -
Surrey - 1 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Camberley - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Cumbria - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
East of England - - - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 35 (85.37%) MS Exchange
3 31 (75.61%) Lync
4 26 (63.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
6 22 (53.66%) Windows
7 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
8 17 (41.46%) DNS
9 15 (36.59%) Blackberry
9 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (34.15%) Office 365
10 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (31.71%) Firewall
12 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (29.27%) ITIL
12 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (26.83%) Cisco
13 11 (26.83%) Migration
14 10 (24.39%) LDAP
14 10 (24.39%) Unified Communications
15 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
15 9 (21.95%) VMware
16 8 (19.51%) MS Office
16 8 (19.51%) SAN
17 7 (17.07%) VPN
17 7 (17.07%) HP
17 7 (17.07%) Symantec
17 7 (17.07%) PBX
18 6 (14.63%) MS Excel

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 35 (85.37%) MS Exchange
2 31 (75.61%) Lync
3 26 (63.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
5 15 (36.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (12.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (9.76%) IIS
9 3 (7.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (2.44%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Office 365
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.32%) PaaS
3 3 (7.32%) IaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) DNS
2 13 (31.71%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) LDAP
3 10 (24.39%) Unified Communications
4 8 (19.51%) SAN
5 7 (17.07%) VPN
5 7 (17.07%) PBX
6 5 (12.20%) NAS
6 5 (12.20%) SSL
6 5 (12.20%) MPLS
7 4 (9.76%) VLAN
7 4 (9.76%) VPLS
7 4 (9.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (7.32%) DHCP
9 2 (4.88%) DMZ
9 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.88%) VoIP
9 2 (4.88%) LAN
9 2 (4.88%) Multicast
10 1 (2.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (12.20%) Subversion
2 3 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.20%) Games
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Publishing
4 2 (4.88%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Consultant
2 8 (19.51%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Platform Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) IT Support
6 1 (2.44%) Designer
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) EMC Storage Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Messaging Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Specialist
6 1 (2.44%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Middleware
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (36.59%) Blackberry
2 5 (12.20%) Clustering
2 5 (12.20%) Online Games
3 3 (7.32%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.44%) CMDB
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (14.63%) Linux
5 5 (12.20%) CentOS
5 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 11 (26.83%) Migration
3 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.20%) Kanban
4 5 (12.20%) Workflow
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
4 5 (12.20%) Scrum
4 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.32%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (7.32%) Release Management
5 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Change Control
6 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) Perl
2 5 (12.20%) Python
3 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (7.32%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) MCITP
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.20%) vSphere
3 5 (12.20%) Xen
4 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.32%) UAG
5 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) XenApp
6 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.44%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.44%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.44%) Squid
7 1 (2.44%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (12.20%) Opsview
1 5 (12.20%) Puppet
1 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (12.20%) Cobbler
1 5 (12.20%) Nagios
2 4 (9.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (9.76%) SCOM
3 3 (7.32%) SCCM
3 3 (7.32%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (7.32%) MOM
4 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) HP
4 7 (17.07%) Symantec
5 6 (14.63%) Infoblox
6 5 (12.20%) Splunk
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 5 (12.20%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) Veritas
7 4 (9.76%) Avaya
8 3 (7.32%) Polycom
8 3 (7.32%) IronPort
8 3 (7.32%) Websense
8 3 (7.32%) Remedy
9 2 (4.88%) McAfee
9 2 (4.88%) EMC
9 2 (4.88%) BMC
9 2 (4.88%) NetApp
9 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
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