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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 419 400 401
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +1
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 14 24 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.058% 0.099% 0.087%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.29% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
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£363 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -8.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £285 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £378 £315
% change year-on-year
-27.15% +19.84%
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
4909 4602 4548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.40% 18.92% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3386 3024 2968
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 115 109
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.75 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -9.32%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +6 1 £450 -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 27 (100.00%) Lync
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 18 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 18 (66.67%) Firewall
4 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
5 14 (51.85%) DNS
5 14 (51.85%) SharePoint
5 14 (51.85%) LDAP
5 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
5 14 (51.85%) IIS
5 14 (51.85%) Clustering
5 14 (51.85%) Hyper-V
5 14 (51.85%) vSphere
6 12 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (40.74%) Migration
8 10 (37.04%) Office 365
9 9 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (33.33%) VLAN
9 9 (33.33%) VPN
10 8 (29.63%) Adobe
10 8 (29.63%) Cisco
10 8 (29.63%) Polycom
10 8 (29.63%) Android
10 8 (29.63%) iPhone
10 8 (29.63%) WebEx
11 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (25.93%) F5
11 7 (25.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (25.93%) Server Building

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 27 (100.00%) Lync
2 18 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 14 (51.85%) IIS
3 14 (51.85%) SharePoint
4 12 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.70%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Office 365
2 6 (22.22%) IaaS
2 6 (22.22%) PaaS
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (11.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) Firewall
2 14 (51.85%) LDAP
2 14 (51.85%) DNS
3 9 (33.33%) VLAN
3 9 (33.33%) VPN
4 8 (29.63%) WebEx
5 7 (25.93%) BIG-IP
5 7 (25.93%) SCCP
5 7 (25.93%) H.323
6 6 (22.22%) Unified Communications
7 5 (18.52%) IMAP
8 4 (14.81%) NAS
8 4 (14.81%) SAN
9 3 (11.11%) MPLS
9 3 (11.11%) SSL
9 3 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (11.11%) VPLS
10 2 (7.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
1 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Administrator
2 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Communications Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Office 365 Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Exchange Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Messaging Specialist
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.93%) MAPI
2 3 (11.11%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (51.85%) Clustering
2 9 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (29.63%) iPhone
4 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Android
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Server Building
3 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Information Security
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.70%) E-Discovery
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) MCSE
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 14 (51.85%) Hyper-V
2 14 (51.85%) vSphere
3 7 (25.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (7.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Intune
1 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Adobe
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Polycom
3 7 (25.93%) F5
4 3 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec