The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 638 -
Rank change year-on-year +34 -  
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 3 13 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.024% -
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.038% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £232 £298 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.14% -  
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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 7805 9592 9971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.60% 18.07% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 6396 6230
Median daily rate £425 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 235 339
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -2.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% +19.04%  

Live Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Live Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Live Communications Server in the UK

Live Communications Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Live Communications Server in the UK

Live Communications Server
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +24 3 £232 -22.14%
South East +20 2 £269 -9.73%
Berkshire +11 2 £269 -9.73%
Bracknell -2 2 £269 -9.73%
North Yorkshire - 1 £195 -
Yorkshire - 1 £195 -

For the 6 months to 26 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 with a requirement for Live Communications Server.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Veritas
1 5 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Netcool
1 5 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (100.00%) Meridio
1 5 (100.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 5 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared

Live Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Apache
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) MS Access
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 5 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Solaris
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Control
3 2 (40.00%) Demand Management
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (100.00%) Netcool
1 5 (100.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 5 (100.00%) Unicenter
1 5 (100.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Meridio
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Veritas
2 3 (60.00%) VMware