The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Live Communications Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Live Communications Server over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 109 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 2 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.11% 0.46% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.78% 2.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £269 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.73% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £232 £298 -
% change year-on-year -22.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

Live Communications Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 257 392 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.07% 16.46% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 208 166
Median daily rate £368 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.52% +1.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -62.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14%  

Live Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Live Communications Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Live Communications Server in Berkshire

Live Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Live Communications Server in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Live Communications Server in Berkshire

Live Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Live Communications Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell 0 2 £269 -9.73%
Live Communications Server
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Live Communications Server.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Access
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas
1 2 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Meridio
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client

Live Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) MS Access
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (100.00%) Netcool
1 2 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) EMC
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Meridio
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Veritas