The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 598 601 557
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -44
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 16 14 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.034% 0.028% 0.094%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.19% 0.17% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 28
Median daily rate £398 £355 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -18.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £304 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £387 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £438
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -17.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75
Office Communications Server
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
8290 8440 9166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.86% 16.86% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5342 5380 5907
Median daily rate £425 £410 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 238 339
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.43 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £41.40 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.97%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Office Communications Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in England

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in England

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the England region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 8 £430 +19.86% 1
North East - 8 £358 -
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 38 (79.17%) Windows
4 36 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (70.83%) Skype for Business
6 32 (66.67%) MS Exchange
6 32 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (62.50%) Skype
8 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
9 25 (52.08%) Office 365
10 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (50.00%) SharePoint
11 22 (45.83%) Migration
11 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
12 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
14 18 (37.50%) MS Office
15 17 (35.42%) SQL
16 16 (33.33%) MCSE
17 15 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
18 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
18 14 (29.17%) DNS
18 14 (29.17%) AIX
18 14 (29.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 14 (29.17%) Blackberry
18 14 (29.17%) VMware
19 13 (27.08%) Content Management

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 34 (70.83%) Skype for Business
2 32 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 24 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (31.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (31.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (10.42%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
10 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Office
2 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Office 365
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) Mimecast
4 3 (6.25%) OneDrive
4 3 (6.25%) Yammer
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (62.50%) Skype
2 14 (29.17%) DNS
3 13 (27.08%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
4 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.08%) PBX
6 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Power BI
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Architect
2 13 (27.08%) Messaging Support
3 11 (22.92%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Messaging Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Consultant
6 7 (14.58%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 6 (12.50%) Support Consultant
8 5 (10.42%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (8.33%) Lync Specialist
9 4 (8.33%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (6.25%) Collaboration Consultant
10 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
11 2 (4.17%) Administrator
11 2 (4.17%) Data Architect
11 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
11 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Support
11 2 (4.17%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Blackberry
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 11 (22.92%) Computer Science
3 10 (20.83%) Visualisation
4 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.08%) IVR
6 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 36 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (45.83%) Windows Server
6 14 (29.17%) AIX
7 11 (22.92%) Android
7 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Migration
2 13 (27.08%) Content Management
2 13 (27.08%) ITIL
3 11 (22.92%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (22.92%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (20.83%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.33%) Identity Management
6 4 (8.33%) Presales
7 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.25%) Email Management
8 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (2.08%) Business Continuity
9 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
9 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (2.08%) Network Management
9 1 (2.08%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.08%) Project Management
9 1 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
3 16 (33.33%) MCSE
4 12 (25.00%) Degree
5 10 (20.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (29.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) VMware
3 11 (22.92%) Trend Micro
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (8.33%) HP
4 4 (8.33%) IronPort
5 3 (6.25%) Clearswift
5 3 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.08%) Avaya
7 1 (2.08%) Genesys
7 1 (2.08%) Nortel
7 1 (2.08%) SAP