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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 590 549 526
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -23
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 32 35 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.066% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.31% 0.38% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 40
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£388 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £282 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £318 £425
% change year-on-year
+18.89% -25.29%
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
10276 9222 10325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.92% 17.44% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6151 5431 5841
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.71% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 370 481
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 £11.50 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.93% -5.10%

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 15 September 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 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 15 September 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 +2 32 £388 +19.23% 10
London +11 27 £388 -5.54% 5
City of London +25 6 £550 +69.23% 3
Yorkshire - 3 £305 -
South East -23 2 £450 +36.36% 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £305 -
Leeds - 2 £305 -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Camberley - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
South West - - - - 4
West Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 49 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (85.71%) MS Exchange
3 38 (77.55%) Lync
4 32 (65.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
6 25 (51.02%) Windows
7 22 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (42.86%) SharePoint
9 19 (38.78%) Office 365
10 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (34.69%) DNS
10 17 (34.69%) Blackberry
11 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (30.61%) Firewall
12 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (26.53%) Migration
13 13 (26.53%) Cisco
14 12 (24.49%) ITIL
14 12 (24.49%) VMware
14 12 (24.49%) Unified Communications
15 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
16 10 (20.41%) LDAP
17 9 (18.37%) MS Office
17 9 (18.37%) SAN
17 9 (18.37%) Symantec
17 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2003
18 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
18 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
18 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 42 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 38 (77.55%) Lync
3 32 (65.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (44.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (10.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (10.20%) IIS
9 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (4.08%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (2.04%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) Office 365
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (6.12%) PaaS
4 3 (6.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) DNS
2 15 (30.61%) Firewall
3 12 (24.49%) Unified Communications
4 10 (20.41%) LDAP
5 9 (18.37%) SAN
6 7 (14.29%) PBX
6 7 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (12.24%) NAS
8 5 (10.20%) SSL
8 5 (10.20%) MPLS
9 4 (8.16%) DMZ
9 4 (8.16%) Multicast
9 4 (8.16%) VLAN
9 4 (8.16%) VPLS
9 4 (8.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (6.12%) DHCP
11 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.08%) VoIP
11 2 (4.08%) LAN
12 1 (2.04%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Subversion
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.24%) Banking
2 5 (10.20%) Games
3 3 (6.12%) Publishing
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Finance
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.53%) Consultant
2 9 (18.37%) Architect
2 9 (18.37%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Consultant
3 5 (10.20%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Platform Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Messaging Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support
6 2 (4.08%) Designer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Storage Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Specialist
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.24%) Clustering
3 5 (10.20%) Online Games
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.16%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (4.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.04%) CMDB
7 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) CentOS
6 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.16%) Android
8 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Migration
2 12 (24.49%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Change Management
3 6 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.20%) Service Management
4 5 (10.20%) Scrum
4 5 (10.20%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.20%) Workflow
4 5 (10.20%) Kanban
5 3 (6.12%) Release Management
5 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.12%) Change Control
5 3 (6.12%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) Perl
2 5 (10.20%) Python
3 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (6.12%) MCSE
3 2 (4.08%) MCITP
3 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) TickIT
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.24%) vSphere
4 5 (10.20%) Xen
4 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.12%) UAG
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.08%) XenApp
7 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.08%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.04%) ProxySG
8 1 (2.04%) Squid
8 1 (2.04%) Sendmail
8 1 (2.04%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 5 (10.20%) Opsview
3 5 (10.20%) Puppet
3 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 5 (10.20%) Cobbler
3 5 (10.20%) Nagios
4 4 (8.16%) SCCM
4 4 (8.16%) SCOM
5 3 (6.12%) MIMEsweeper
5 3 (6.12%) MOM
6 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) Cisco
3 12 (24.49%) VMware
4 9 (18.37%) Symantec
5 7 (14.29%) HP
6 6 (12.24%) Avaya
6 6 (12.24%) Infoblox
7 5 (10.20%) IronPort
7 5 (10.20%) Citrix
7 5 (10.20%) Splunk
7 5 (10.20%) Veritas
7 5 (10.20%) Dell
8 3 (6.12%) Remedy
8 3 (6.12%) Websense
8 3 (6.12%) Polycom
9 2 (4.08%) Tandberg
9 2 (4.08%) McAfee
9 2 (4.08%) BMC
9 2 (4.08%) NetApp
9 2 (4.08%) EMC
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