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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
South East / Berkshire
Rank - 121 137
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.20% 0.067%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 1.17% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £443 -
% change year-on-year -55.93% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 263 428 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 14.52% 17.39% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 257 263
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -59.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.55% +9.09%  

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