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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 402 391 386
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 6 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.028% 0.11% 0.095%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.15% 0.59% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 10
Average daily rate £600 £450 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
3955 4059 4140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.68% 19.14% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2767 2817 2787
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.15 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.50 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the London region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +31 1 £368 -2.00%
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Skype for Business
3 8 (61.54%) Firewall
4 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Migration
4 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
4 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
5 6 (46.15%) Office 365
5 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) Polycom
6 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Android
6 5 (38.46%) iPhone
6 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (38.46%) Google Apps
6 5 (38.46%) RSS
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
6 5 (38.46%) Google
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
7 4 (30.77%) Adobe
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
7 4 (30.77%) F5
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (92.31%) Skype for Business
2 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Google Apps
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) BIG-IP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) WebEx
3 3 (23.08%) H.323
3 3 (23.08%) LDAP
3 3 (23.08%) SCCP
3 3 (23.08%) SMTP
4 2 (15.38%) VLAN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (7.69%) Skype
5 1 (7.69%) Softphone
5 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Electronics
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Collaboration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Lync Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) RSS
2 3 (23.08%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (38.46%) iPhone
3 3 (23.08%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Android
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Server Building
3 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (23.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Google
2 5 (38.46%) Polycom
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Palo Alto
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) SAP