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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 425 440 410
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -30
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 5 6 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.026% 0.11%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.11% 0.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £390 £345 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £343 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £359 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £275 £450
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -
Office Communications Server
England

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
4576 4279 4364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.05% 18.37% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3175 2945 2930
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 41 101
Median hourly rate £17.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +21.12%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Office Communications Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the London region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 £480 -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Migration
3 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Skype
6 4 (40.00%) Office 365
7 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
7 3 (30.00%) Yammer
7 3 (30.00%) IaaS
7 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (30.00%) Firewall
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (30.00%) Data Management
7 3 (30.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) IaaS
2 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
2 3 (30.00%) Yammer
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Power BI
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Telephony Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (20.00%) Fintech
4 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (10.00%) IVR
4 1 (10.00%) PKI
4 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) AIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Data Management
3 3 (30.00%) Feasibility Study
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (20.00%) Change Control
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) DNA
4 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Information Security
4 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (20.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Postfix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Genesys
3 1 (10.00%) Nortel