Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 892 886
Rank change year-on-year +18 -6 -1
Contract jobs citing Live Communications Server 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.023% 0.010% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
UK median daily rate £185 - £173
10th Percentile £180 - £161
90th Percentile £190 - £184
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 - £173
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17096 19657 20307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.63% 18.55% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11208 12754 12776
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £227
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 495 613
UK median hourly rate £20.22 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.20 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.19
% change year-on-year -3.52% +8.05% +9.63%

Live Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Live Communications Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 5 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +32 4 £185 -
England +20 4 £185 -
South West - 3 - -
Midlands - 1 £185 -
West Midlands - 1 £185 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (75.00%) Demand Management
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MS Access
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Unix
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Demand Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Netcool
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Meridio
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas