The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Office Communications Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
London / City of London
Rank - - 191
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - - 0.078%
As % of the Application Platforms category - - 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £430 £450
% change year-on-year -32.55% -4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

Office Communications Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 567 550 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 18.94% 16.53% 16.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 409 622
Median daily rate £475 £438 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +3.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 24
Median hourly rate £28.67 £26.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +27.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.34 £17.80 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year -5.55% +11.52%  

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Office Communications Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office Communications Server in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office Communications Server in the City of London

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (50.00%) Email Management
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) PKI

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (50.00%) Skype
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Lync Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Email Management
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec