The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server
England / South East
Rank - 259 262
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.066% 0.031%
As % of the Application Platforms category - 0.37% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £435 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.35%  
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 the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1270 1634 1659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.51% 17.92% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 1058 925
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 51 75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +10.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.87 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £54.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Live Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Live Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Live Communications Server in the South East

Live Communications Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Live Communications Server in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Live Communications Server in the South East