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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 389 397 346
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -51
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 11 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.051% 0.035% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.27% 0.19% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 12
Average daily rate
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£425 £303 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £281 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £325 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £300
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
4034 4126 3808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.69% 18.21% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2708 2787 2487
Average daily rate £415 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £233
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 97 92 116
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £45.00 £51.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 4 £450 +36.36%
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
4 26 (78.79%) MS Exchange
5 21 (63.64%) Windows
6 20 (60.61%) SharePoint
6 20 (60.61%) Firewall
7 19 (57.58%) DNS
7 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
7 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (54.55%) Office 365
8 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
9 17 (51.52%) IIS
9 17 (51.52%) LDAP
9 17 (51.52%) Migration
9 17 (51.52%) vSphere
9 17 (51.52%) Clustering
10 16 (48.48%) VPN
10 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (45.45%) VLAN
12 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (39.39%) Cisco
14 12 (36.36%) MS Office
15 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (30.30%) NAS
16 10 (30.30%) SAN
16 10 (30.30%) Public Cloud
17 8 (24.24%) PBX
17 8 (24.24%) HP

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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%) SharePoint
4 19 (57.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (51.52%) IIS
6 14 (42.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (54.55%) Office 365
2 16 (48.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (18.18%) PaaS
3 6 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (60.61%) Firewall
2 19 (57.58%) DNS
3 17 (51.52%) LDAP
4 16 (48.48%) VPN
5 15 (45.45%) VLAN
6 10 (30.30%) SAN
6 10 (30.30%) NAS
7 8 (24.24%) PBX
7 8 (24.24%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (21.21%) VPLS
8 7 (21.21%) MPLS
8 7 (21.21%) SSL
9 3 (9.09%) Unified Communications
10 2 (6.06%) WAN
10 2 (6.06%) LAN
11 1 (3.03%) DMZ
11 1 (3.03%) SCCP
11 1 (3.03%) H.323
11 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
11 1 (3.03%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (54.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Architect
2 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Implementation Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Server Support
6 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Clustering
2 10 (30.30%) Public Cloud
3 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 3 (9.09%) Mobile Computing
4 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.06%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (3.03%) iPhone
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Android
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) Service Management
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
7 1 (3.03%) Project 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%) E-Discovery
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) 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 29 (87.88%) Active Directory
2 19 (57.58%) Hyper-V
3 17 (51.52%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) UAG
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCOM
1 3 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.06%) MOM
2 2 (6.06%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) Cisco
3 8 (24.24%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (6.06%) Websense
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) Polycom
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Avaya
7 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Adobe
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