The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
England / London
Rank 393 416 398
Rank change year-on-year +23 -18  
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 9 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.047% 0.014% 0.053%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.081% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £588 £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +41.17%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £433 £475
% change year-on-year -32.94% -8.94%  
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 London with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 3662 3710 3668
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.06% 16.87% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2546 2558 2421
Median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 91
Median hourly rate £22.34 £22.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.73% +10.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £11.50 £13.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £101.50 £51.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in London

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office Communications Server in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office Communications Server in London

Office Communications Server
Contractor 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 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office Communications Server in London

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (95.24%) Skype for Business
3 16 (76.19%) MS Exchange
4 13 (61.90%) Office 365
5 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 11 (52.38%) SharePoint
6 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (42.86%) MS Office
7 9 (42.86%) Cisco
7 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
8 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
8 7 (33.33%) Unified Communications
8 7 (33.33%) Skype
8 7 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (33.33%) Presales
9 6 (28.57%) Email Management
9 6 (28.57%) Mimecast
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (28.57%) Clearswift
9 6 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 6 (28.57%) Symantec
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
10 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Server

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in 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 20 (95.24%) Skype for Business
2 16 (76.19%) MS Exchange
3 11 (52.38%) SharePoint
4 10 (47.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (23.81%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (42.86%) MS Office
2 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Office 365
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) Mimecast
5 5 (23.81%) OneDrive
5 5 (23.81%) Yammer
6 3 (14.29%) IaaS
7 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Skype
1 7 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) Exchange Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Office 365 Consultant
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (9.52%) Office 365 Architect
5 2 (9.52%) SharePoint Architect
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Exchange Support
6 1 (4.76%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Lync Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Messaging Administrator
6 1 (4.76%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (23.81%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Presales
2 6 (28.57%) Email Management
2 6 (28.57%) Migration
3 5 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 3 (14.29%) Business Forecasting
5 3 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 3 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.76%) Network Management
6 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) C
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) Clearswift
3 6 (28.57%) Symantec
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) VMware
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