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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 391 393 382
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.048% 0.069%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.30% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
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£340 £374 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.15% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £343 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £416 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £450 £340
% change year-on-year
-32.77% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
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
4313 4222 3902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 19.24% 18.37% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2895 2896 2490
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 62 154
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.75 £54.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.33% -13.15%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +12 4 £330 - 1
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (95.65%) Lync
3 19 (82.61%) MS Exchange
4 18 (78.26%) Windows
5 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
6 14 (60.87%) Firewall
7 13 (56.52%) Clustering
7 13 (56.52%) DNS
7 13 (56.52%) LDAP
7 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
7 13 (56.52%) IIS
7 13 (56.52%) SharePoint
7 13 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
7 13 (56.52%) vSphere
8 11 (47.83%) Office 365
8 11 (47.83%) Cisco
9 10 (43.48%) VPN
10 9 (39.13%) VLAN
11 8 (34.78%) Migration
11 8 (34.78%) MS Office
11 8 (34.78%) IaaS
11 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (34.78%) PaaS
12 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (26.09%) SAN
13 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
13 6 (26.09%) NAS
14 5 (21.74%) Veritas Cluster Server

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 22 (95.65%) Lync
2 19 (82.61%) MS Exchange
3 13 (56.52%) IIS
3 13 (56.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (56.52%) SharePoint
4 8 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.35%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (47.83%) Office 365
2 8 (34.78%) IaaS
2 8 (34.78%) PaaS
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (60.87%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) LDAP
2 13 (56.52%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) VPN
4 9 (39.13%) VLAN
5 6 (26.09%) SAN
5 6 (26.09%) NAS
6 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
6 5 (21.74%) WebEx
6 5 (21.74%) IMAP
6 5 (21.74%) BIG-IP
6 5 (21.74%) SCCP
6 5 (21.74%) H.323
7 3 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (13.04%) VPLS
7 3 (13.04%) MPLS
7 3 (13.04%) SSL
7 3 (13.04%) PBX
8 2 (8.70%) WAN
8 2 (8.70%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Communications Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Clustering
2 6 (26.09%) Public Cloud
3 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (21.74%) iPhone
4 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
2 5 (21.74%) Server Building
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Hyper-V
2 13 (56.52%) vSphere
3 5 (21.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.35%) Xen
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 5 (21.74%) Polycom
3 5 (21.74%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) Adobe
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Altiris
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) McAfee
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