The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Application Platforms category for the London region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 409 351 404
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +53
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 3 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.012% 0.12% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.070% 0.70% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 18
Average daily rate £425 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+38.46% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Application Platforms Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
4281 3877 4403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.68% 17.93% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2938 2483 2664
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 134 126
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.34 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.94% +6.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £135.00 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Office Communications Server
England

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
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 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
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Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 19 (79.17%) Lync
4 15 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (58.33%) Blackberry
6 12 (50.00%) SCOM
7 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
8 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (33.33%) Unified Communications
9 8 (33.33%) XMPP
9 8 (33.33%) Cisco
9 8 (33.33%) Lotus
9 8 (33.33%) IBM Notes
9 8 (33.33%) ITIL
10 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
10 7 (29.17%) Legal
10 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (25.00%) Nimsoft
11 6 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (25.00%) MobileIron
11 6 (25.00%) Migration
11 6 (25.00%) LotusScript
11 6 (25.00%) Avaya
11 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (20.83%) LDAP
12 5 (20.83%) LAN
12 5 (20.83%) DNS
12 5 (20.83%) VoIP

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 20 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 19 (79.17%) Lync
3 15 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (33.33%) IBM Notes
6 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (4.17%) Apache
10 1 (4.17%) IIS
10 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
10 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) InfoPath
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (20.83%) VoIP
2 5 (20.83%) LDAP
2 5 (20.83%) LAN
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) SMTP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) PBX
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (29.17%) Legal
2 4 (16.67%) Games
2 4 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Messaging Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) XMPP
2 1 (4.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.67%) PKI
2 4 (16.67%) Online Games
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) CentOS
1 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (16.67%) Scrum
3 4 (16.67%) Workflow
3 4 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (16.67%) Kanban
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Information Management
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) LotusScript
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (16.67%) Perl
2 4 (16.67%) Python
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCP
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
2 4 (16.67%) UAG
2 4 (16.67%) Xen
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
3 1 (4.17%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 4 (16.67%) Cobbler
2 4 (16.67%) Nagios
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
2 8 (33.33%) Lotus
3 6 (25.00%) Avaya
3 6 (25.00%) Nimsoft
3 6 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Infoblox
5 4 (16.67%) Veritas
5 4 (16.67%) HP
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) Splunk
6 3 (12.50%) IronPort
7 2 (8.33%) Sophos
7 2 (8.33%) Trend Micro
8 1 (4.17%) F5
8 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.17%) Juniper