The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 192 - 194
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 3 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.055% - 0.14%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% - 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Average daily rate
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£353 - £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £421
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.55% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
995 1080 1042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 18.33% 17.16% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 783 706
Average daily rate £400 £375 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 38
Average hourly rate £17.25 £22.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.59% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £67.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office Communications Server across the City of London region.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the City of London region.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office Communications Server.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (85.71%) Lync
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Office 365
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Clustering
6 2 (28.57%) DNS
6 2 (28.57%) VLAN
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) PBX
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) LDAP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Office Communications Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (85.71%) Lync
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) PBX
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (14.29%) WebEx
3 1 (14.29%) SCCP
3 1 (14.29%) H.323
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (14.29%) VPLS
3 1 (14.29%) IMAP
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (14.29%) Architect
1 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Messaging Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Messaging Specialist
1 1 (14.29%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) E-Discovery
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Adobe
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Altiris