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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 605 591 534
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -57
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 23 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.044% 0.082%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.22% 0.24% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 32
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£325 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £237 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £401 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £340
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -10.29%
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
10424 9868 8748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.27% 18.05% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6666 5835 4967
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 395 439
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.87 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.54% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.52 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.60 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+29.51% -14.87%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -31 22 £325 +1.56% 4
London -6 13 £375 -6.07% 2
Hampshire +3 5 £275 +120.00% 1
South East -10 5 £275 +120.00% 2
City of London -8 3 £450 -
Birmingham - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £275 -
Liverpool - 1 £135 -
Watford - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £135 -
North West - 1 £135 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (83.05%) Lync
3 42 (71.19%) Active Directory
4 34 (57.63%) MS Exchange
5 33 (55.93%) Windows
6 28 (47.46%) SharePoint
7 23 (38.98%) DNS
8 21 (35.59%) Migration
9 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (33.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
10 18 (30.51%) IIS
11 17 (28.81%) MCSE
12 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
12 16 (27.12%) Clustering
12 16 (27.12%) Unified Communications
13 15 (25.42%) Office 365
13 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (25.42%) Video Conferencing
13 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
14 14 (23.73%) LDAP
14 14 (23.73%) VMware
14 14 (23.73%) Firewall
14 14 (23.73%) vSphere
15 13 (22.03%) VLAN
15 13 (22.03%) ITIL
16 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (18.64%) SCCM
17 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (18.64%) SQL

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (83.05%) Lync
2 34 (57.63%) MS Exchange
3 28 (47.46%) SharePoint
4 20 (33.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (30.51%) IIS
6 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
10 2 (3.39%) GroupWise
11 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.69%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Eikon
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Office 365
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.47%) PaaS
3 5 (8.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) DNS
2 16 (27.12%) Unified Communications
3 14 (23.73%) Firewall
3 14 (23.73%) LDAP
4 13 (22.03%) VLAN
5 8 (13.56%) SAN
6 7 (11.86%) VPN
6 7 (11.86%) PBX
6 7 (11.86%) IMAP
7 6 (10.17%) NAS
7 6 (10.17%) DHCP
8 5 (8.47%) WebEx
8 5 (8.47%) BIG-IP
8 5 (8.47%) SCCP
8 5 (8.47%) H.323
9 4 (6.78%) WAN
9 4 (6.78%) Internet
10 3 (5.08%) MPLS
10 3 (5.08%) VoIP
10 3 (5.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Front Office
2 3 (5.08%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Architect
2 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.17%) Administrator
2 6 (10.17%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (8.47%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.47%) Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (6.78%) Consultant
4 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Design Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Leader
5 3 (5.08%) Implementation Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) MAPI
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.69%) COM
3 1 (1.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.12%) Clustering
2 15 (25.42%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
4 5 (8.47%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.47%) iPhone
5 2 (3.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (11.86%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.47%) UNIX
6 5 (8.47%) Android
7 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.08%) AIX
8 3 (5.08%) Solaris
9 2 (3.39%) Linux
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) Migration
2 13 (22.03%) ITIL
3 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
4 9 (15.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (11.86%) Service Delivery
5 7 (11.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (10.17%) Performance Management
7 5 (8.47%) Server Building
8 4 (6.78%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (6.78%) E-Discovery
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.78%) Change Control
8 4 (6.78%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Change Management
8 4 (6.78%) Project Management
8 4 (6.78%) Service Management
9 3 (5.08%) CRM
9 3 (5.08%) Validation
9 3 (5.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (28.81%) MCSE
3 6 (10.17%) MCITP
4 4 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) MCSD
5 3 (5.08%) MCSA
5 3 (5.08%) CCA
5 3 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.08%) CCEA
6 2 (3.39%) MCTS
6 2 (3.39%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCNP
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (71.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) Hyper-V
3 14 (23.73%) vSphere
4 7 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.86%) ISA Server
5 5 (8.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
6 2 (3.39%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.39%) UAG
6 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.39%) Postfix
6 2 (3.39%) XenApp
6 2 (3.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 10 (16.95%) SCOM
3 6 (10.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (3.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.73%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) Cisco
4 8 (13.56%) Citrix
5 5 (8.47%) Adobe
5 5 (8.47%) Polycom
5 5 (8.47%) F5
6 4 (6.78%) Avaya
7 3 (5.08%) HP
7 3 (5.08%) Reuters
7 3 (5.08%) Yahoo!
8 2 (3.39%) IronPort
8 2 (3.39%) M86 Security
8 2 (3.39%) RightFax
8 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.39%) Novell
8 2 (3.39%) Lotus
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) EMC
9 1 (1.69%) Hitachi
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