The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 199 200 224
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 4 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.41% 1.11% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 8
Average daily rate
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- £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
972 1173 1339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.62% 16.49% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 796 923
Average daily rate £401 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £576 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 38
Average hourly rate £18.48 £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.18% -12.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £59.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -5.00%
Office Communications Server
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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 28 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) PSTN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Extranet
4 1 (25.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (25.00%) MPLS
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Extranet
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) PSTN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Communications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM