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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 392 401 379
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 22 21 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.084% 0.10%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.49% 0.47% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 17
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£358 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £315 £425
% change year-on-year
+19.84% -25.88%
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
4482 4507 4713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.69% 18.02% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2933 2939 3084
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 109 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £59.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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.

Location
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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 +18 4 - - 1
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (96.88%) MS Exchange
3 25 (78.13%) Lync
3 25 (78.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
5 17 (53.13%) Windows
6 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
7 15 (46.88%) DNS
7 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (43.75%) Blackberry
9 13 (40.63%) Office 365
10 12 (37.50%) Firewall
11 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (31.25%) LDAP
12 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (28.13%) Migration
14 8 (25.00%) VMware
14 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
14 8 (25.00%) ITIL
14 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (21.88%) Unified Communications
15 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
16 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
16 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 6 (18.75%) SAN
16 6 (18.75%) MS Office
16 6 (18.75%) Linux
16 6 (18.75%) PBX

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 31 (96.88%) MS Exchange
2 25 (78.13%) Lync
2 25 (78.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 15 (46.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (34.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (15.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) IIS
8 3 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (3.13%) Apache
9 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (40.63%) Office 365
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) PaaS
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
4 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) DNS
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) LDAP
4 7 (21.88%) Unified Communications
5 6 (18.75%) PBX
5 6 (18.75%) SAN
6 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 5 (15.63%) MPLS
6 5 (15.63%) SSL
6 5 (15.63%) NAS
7 4 (12.50%) VLAN
7 4 (12.50%) VPLS
7 4 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
9 1 (3.13%) PSTN
9 1 (3.13%) WAN
9 1 (3.13%) DHCP
9 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.13%) Network Security
9 1 (3.13%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Subversion
1 5 (15.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Games
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Publishing
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Consultant
4 4 (12.50%) Platform Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Blackberry
2 5 (15.63%) Online Games
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 3 (9.38%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) CMDB
5 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Linux
5 5 (15.63%) CentOS
5 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (15.63%) Change Management
4 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
4 5 (15.63%) Kanban
4 5 (15.63%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.13%) Release Management
7 1 (3.13%) Document Management
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
2 5 (15.63%) Python
3 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (71.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.63%) Xen
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) UAG
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.13%) Squid
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 1 (3.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (15.63%) Opsview
2 5 (15.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (15.63%) Nagios
2 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 5 (15.63%) Cobbler
3 3 (9.38%) MIMEsweeper
3 3 (9.38%) MOM
3 3 (9.38%) SCOM
4 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.25%) SCCM
5 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
4 5 (15.63%) Splunk
4 5 (15.63%) Veritas
4 5 (15.63%) Symantec
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 5 (15.63%) Dell
5 4 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) Websense
6 3 (9.38%) IronPort
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
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