The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 371 366 360
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 24 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.096% 0.031%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.61% 0.52% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 2
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£450 £443 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £325 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £571 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-29.50% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
3922 4031 3726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.69% 18.46% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2752 2713 2448
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 76 141
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.97% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £33.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.86%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in London

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in London

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in London

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in London

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the London region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 4 £350 +1.08% 2
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (93.62%) Lync
3 38 (80.85%) MS Exchange
4 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
5 32 (68.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (59.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (57.45%) Office 365
8 25 (53.19%) Windows
9 24 (51.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (48.94%) SharePoint
10 23 (48.94%) Firewall
11 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
12 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Azure
13 19 (40.43%) Migration
14 18 (38.30%) DNS
15 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
16 16 (34.04%) IIS
16 16 (34.04%) vSphere
16 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (34.04%) Clustering
17 15 (31.91%) LDAP
17 15 (31.91%) VPN
17 15 (31.91%) Cisco
18 14 (29.79%) Blackberry
18 14 (29.79%) VLAN
19 13 (27.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
20 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (25.53%) MS Office
21 11 (23.40%) SAN

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 44 (93.62%) Lync
2 38 (80.85%) MS Exchange
3 32 (68.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (59.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (51.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 23 (48.94%) SharePoint
7 16 (34.04%) IIS
8 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Office
2 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (57.45%) Office 365
2 20 (42.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (10.64%) PaaS
4 5 (10.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) Firewall
2 18 (38.30%) DNS
3 15 (31.91%) LDAP
3 15 (31.91%) VPN
4 14 (29.79%) VLAN
5 11 (23.40%) SAN
5 11 (23.40%) NAS
6 9 (19.15%) Unified Communications
7 8 (17.02%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (17.02%) PBX
8 7 (14.89%) SSL
8 7 (14.89%) MPLS
8 7 (14.89%) VPLS
9 5 (10.64%) DMZ
9 5 (10.64%) Multicast
10 1 (2.13%) Internet
10 1 (2.13%) WAN
10 1 (2.13%) DHCP
10 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (17.02%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Investment Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Retail
3 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Architect
2 14 (29.79%) Consultant
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (10.64%) Messaging Architect
5 5 (10.64%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Platform Architect
6 4 (8.51%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Designer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.13%) Systems Manager
9 1 (2.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Server Support
9 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.13%) Support Consultant
9 1 (2.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Clustering
2 14 (29.79%) Blackberry
3 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (6.38%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) iPhone
6 1 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.02%) Android
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) Change Management
2 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
3 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.26%) CRM
7 1 (2.13%) Information Security
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) Project Management
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.13%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCSE
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (76.60%) Active Directory
2 21 (44.68%) Hyper-V
3 16 (34.04%) vSphere
4 3 (6.38%) UAG
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (21.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (8.51%) SCOM
4 3 (6.38%) MOM
4 3 (6.38%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Symantec
3 10 (21.28%) VMware
4 7 (14.89%) HP
4 7 (14.89%) IronPort
5 5 (10.64%) Avaya
6 3 (6.38%) Websense
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) Polycom
7 1 (2.13%) Tandberg
7 1 (2.13%) Altiris
7 1 (2.13%) Yahoo!
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