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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 394 389 375
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 29 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.10% 0.063%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.55% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £384 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.82% -12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £230 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.75 - -
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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
4477 4582 4113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.86% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3218 3160 2706
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 87 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -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 £43.25 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.15 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.78% -9.73%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +14 6 £250 -23.07%
Westminster - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 44 (88.00%) MS Exchange
3 43 (86.00%) Lync
4 38 (76.00%) Active Directory
5 36 (72.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 26 (52.00%) SharePoint
6 26 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (50.00%) Office 365
8 24 (48.00%) Windows
9 23 (46.00%) Firewall
10 21 (42.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 20 (40.00%) DNS
12 19 (38.00%) Blackberry
12 19 (38.00%) Migration
13 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
13 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (30.00%) LDAP
14 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (26.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
15 13 (26.00%) Cisco
15 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
16 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (24.00%) Clustering
16 12 (24.00%) IIS
17 11 (22.00%) VPN
17 11 (22.00%) VLAN
17 11 (22.00%) vSphere
18 10 (20.00%) VMware

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 44 (88.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (86.00%) Lync
3 36 (72.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (52.00%) SharePoint
4 26 (52.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (42.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (24.00%) IIS
7 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 25 (50.00%) Office 365
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (8.00%) IaaS
4 4 (8.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.00%) Firewall
2 20 (40.00%) DNS
3 15 (30.00%) LDAP
4 11 (22.00%) VPN
4 11 (22.00%) VLAN
5 10 (20.00%) SAN
6 9 (18.00%) Unified Communications
6 9 (18.00%) MPLS
6 9 (18.00%) PBX
6 9 (18.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 9 (18.00%) NAS
7 8 (16.00%) VPLS
7 8 (16.00%) SSL
8 5 (10.00%) DMZ
8 5 (10.00%) Multicast
9 2 (4.00%) DHCP
9 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 1 (2.00%) LAN
10 1 (2.00%) PSTN
10 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Subversion
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Retail
2 5 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Games
4 3 (6.00%) Legal
4 3 (6.00%) Publishing
5 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Architect
2 13 (26.00%) Consultant
3 8 (16.00%) Messaging Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Messaging Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Platform Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Server Support
9 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Support Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.00%) IT Support
9 1 (2.00%) Migration Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (24.00%) Clustering
3 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (8.00%) Online Games
4 4 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (6.00%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) iPhone
6 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.00%) CMDB
6 1 (2.00%) PKI
6 1 (2.00%) iPad
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.00%) Android
6 4 (8.00%) CentOS
6 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.00%) Linux
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Migration
2 9 (18.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (16.00%) Change Management
4 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Scrum
5 4 (8.00%) Kanban
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.00%) Change Control
7 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.00%) Information Security
8 1 (2.00%) Document Management
8 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) Perl
2 4 (8.00%) Python
3 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (76.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (22.00%) vSphere
4 4 (8.00%) Xen
5 3 (6.00%) UAG
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.00%) XenApp
6 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 10 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (8.00%) Opsview
3 4 (8.00%) Puppet
3 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 4 (8.00%) Cobbler
3 4 (8.00%) SCOM
3 4 (8.00%) Nagios
4 3 (6.00%) MOM
4 3 (6.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 3 (6.00%) SCCM
5 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Cisco
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) Symantec
4 8 (16.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) IronPort
6 5 (10.00%) Avaya
7 4 (8.00%) Splunk
7 4 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 4 (8.00%) Veritas
8 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 3 (6.00%) Websense
9 2 (4.00%) McAfee
10 1 (2.00%) IBM
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) Polycom
10 1 (2.00%) Tandberg
10 1 (2.00%) Yahoo!