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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 194 192 197
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.036% 0.15% 0.050%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 0.86% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
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£205 £346 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.79% -37.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £331 £335
% change year-on-year
+28.30% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
949 1166 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.98% 17.53% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 825 743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £551 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 46
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £16.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% -20.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £23.50 £56.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -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 December 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (77.78%) Blackberry
2 7 (77.78%) Lync
3 6 (66.67%) Unified Communications
3 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (66.67%) Android
3 6 (66.67%) Office 365
3 6 (66.67%) Banking
4 5 (55.56%) Retail
4 5 (55.56%) Middleware
4 5 (55.56%) Symantec
4 5 (55.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (55.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
4 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (55.56%) IronPort
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (11.11%) iPhone
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) Problem Management

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
1 7 (77.78%) Lync
2 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (66.67%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Retail
2 5 (55.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Messaging Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Messaging Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) iPad
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Software Licensing
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 5 (55.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec
2 5 (55.56%) IronPort
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Altiris
3 1 (11.11%) Yahoo!