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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 379 389 382
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 24 28 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.029%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.56% 0.63% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 4
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£438 £382 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.52% -30.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £331 £335
% change year-on-year
+28.30% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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
4254 4423 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.69% 18.59% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3051 2559
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 78 155
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.50 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.74% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 -2 2 £205 -40.79% 1
Westminster - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (90.20%) Lync
3 43 (84.31%) MS Exchange
4 39 (76.47%) Active Directory
5 34 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (50.98%) Office 365
6 26 (50.98%) Windows
6 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
6 26 (50.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (49.02%) Firewall
8 22 (43.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (41.18%) Migration
10 20 (39.22%) Hyper-V
10 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (37.25%) DNS
12 17 (33.33%) Cisco
12 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (31.37%) LDAP
13 16 (31.37%) Blackberry
14 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
14 15 (29.41%) IIS
14 15 (29.41%) Clustering
15 14 (27.45%) VLAN
15 14 (27.45%) vSphere
15 14 (27.45%) VPN
16 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
16 13 (25.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (21.57%) SAN

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (90.20%) Lync
2 43 (84.31%) MS Exchange
3 34 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (50.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (50.98%) SharePoint
5 22 (43.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (29.41%) IIS
7 9 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (21.57%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (50.98%) Office 365
2 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (7.84%) PaaS
4 4 (7.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (49.02%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) DNS
3 16 (31.37%) LDAP
4 14 (27.45%) VPN
4 14 (27.45%) VLAN
5 11 (21.57%) SAN
5 11 (21.57%) Reverse Proxy
5 11 (21.57%) NAS
6 10 (19.61%) MPLS
6 10 (19.61%) SSL
6 10 (19.61%) PBX
6 10 (19.61%) VPLS
7 8 (15.69%) Unified Communications
8 5 (9.80%) Multicast
8 5 (9.80%) DMZ
9 1 (1.96%) Internet
9 1 (1.96%) WAN
9 1 (1.96%) DHCP
9 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.96%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.92%) Subversion
2 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (15.69%) Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
2 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
2 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
3 3 (5.88%) Publishing
4 2 (3.92%) Games
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Architect
2 13 (25.49%) Consultant
3 8 (15.69%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Messaging Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Platform Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Designer
7 3 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Messaging Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Test Manager
9 1 (1.96%) IT Support
9 1 (1.96%) Server Support
9 1 (1.96%) Support Engineer
9 1 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (1.96%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Blackberry
2 15 (29.41%) Clustering
3 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (5.88%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (3.92%) Online Games
7 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.96%) iPhone
7 1 (1.96%) iPad
7 1 (1.96%) PKI
7 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.98%) Windows
2 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.69%) Android
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
7 2 (3.92%) CentOS
7 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) Migration
2 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
3 7 (13.73%) Change Management
4 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.92%) Change Control
6 2 (3.92%) Kanban
6 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Project Management
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.96%) Information Security
7 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.96%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (3.92%) RHCSA
2 1 (1.96%) MCSE
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (39.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (27.45%) vSphere
4 3 (5.88%) UAG
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
5 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.92%) Xen
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (19.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (7.84%) SCCM
3 4 (7.84%) SCOM
4 3 (5.88%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (5.88%) MOM
5 2 (3.92%) Nagios
5 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.92%) Puppet
5 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (3.92%) Cobbler
5 2 (3.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (33.33%) Cisco
3 10 (19.61%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) HP
3 10 (19.61%) Symantec
4 7 (13.73%) IronPort
5 5 (9.80%) Avaya
6 3 (5.88%) McAfee
6 3 (5.88%) Websense
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas
7 2 (3.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Citrix
7 2 (3.92%) Infoblox
7 2 (3.92%) Splunk
8 1 (1.96%) Polycom
8 1 (1.96%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.96%) Altiris
8 1 (1.96%) Yahoo!