The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 120 - 110
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.080% - 0.090%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.41% - 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£475 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £315 £400
% change year-on-year
+43.09% -21.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
Office Communications Server
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Application Platforms Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
484 357 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.36% 17.35% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 207 195
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 30
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office Communications Server across the West Midlands region.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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Birmingham - 1 £475 -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) XMPP
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco