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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 400 408 356
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -52
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 9 3 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.040% 0.012% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.21% 0.069% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 15
Average daily rate
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£340 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £425 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £309 £450 £325
% change year-on-year
-31.38% +38.46%
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 London region.

Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4212 4355 3919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.88% 18.02% 18.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2813 2997 2513
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 80 134
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £21.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £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 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 20 April 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 20 April 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
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Vacancies
City of London - 3 £353 - 1
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (96.97%) Lync
3 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
3 26 (78.79%) MS Exchange
4 22 (66.67%) Windows
5 20 (60.61%) Firewall
5 20 (60.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (57.58%) SharePoint
7 18 (54.55%) DNS
7 18 (54.55%) Hyper-V
8 17 (51.52%) Office 365
8 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
9 16 (48.48%) IIS
9 16 (48.48%) LDAP
9 16 (48.48%) Clustering
9 16 (48.48%) vSphere
10 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (45.45%) Migration
10 15 (45.45%) VPN
11 14 (42.42%) Cisco
11 14 (42.42%) VLAN
12 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (33.33%) MS Office
15 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (27.27%) Public Cloud
16 9 (27.27%) NAS
16 9 (27.27%) SAN
17 7 (21.21%) HP
17 7 (21.21%) PBX

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 32 (96.97%) Lync
2 26 (78.79%) MS Exchange
3 20 (60.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (57.58%) SharePoint
5 16 (48.48%) IIS
6 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Office 365
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (15.15%) PaaS
3 5 (15.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) Firewall
2 18 (54.55%) DNS
3 16 (48.48%) LDAP
4 15 (45.45%) VPN
5 14 (42.42%) VLAN
6 9 (27.27%) SAN
6 9 (27.27%) NAS
7 7 (21.21%) PBX
7 7 (21.21%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (18.18%) VPLS
8 6 (18.18%) SSL
8 6 (18.18%) MPLS
9 5 (15.15%) Unified Communications
10 4 (12.12%) WebEx
10 4 (12.12%) SCCP
10 4 (12.12%) H.323
10 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
10 4 (12.12%) IMAP
11 2 (6.06%) WAN
11 2 (6.06%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (51.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Architect
2 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Office 365 Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Administrator
6 3 (9.09%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Server Support
8 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Messaging Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Clustering
2 9 (27.27%) Public Cloud
3 5 (15.15%) Blackberry
4 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (12.12%) iPhone
5 3 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Migration
2 6 (18.18%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
7 1 (3.03%) Service Management
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Information Security
7 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.03%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) CCNP
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (78.79%) Active Directory
2 18 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 16 (48.48%) vSphere
4 4 (12.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
1 2 (6.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) MOM
2 1 (3.03%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) Polycom
5 4 (12.12%) F5
5 4 (12.12%) Adobe
6 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Websense
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
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