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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 609 564 585
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +21
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 12 35 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.069% 0.014%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.37% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 5
Average daily rate £295 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% -25.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.60% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £49.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
-73.73% -
Office Communications Server
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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 England region.

Application Platforms Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
9606 9417 8751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.75% 18.60% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6374 5802 5439
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 352 307
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.96 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.19 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.77% +12.13%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
North East -24 6 £280 +124.00% 1
South East -15 4 £450 - 1
South West -2 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Office Communications Server
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 29 (96.67%) Skype for Business
3 26 (86.67%) Windows
4 23 (76.67%) MS Exchange
5 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
6 20 (66.67%) SharePoint
7 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
9 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (46.67%) Office 365
11 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (40.00%) Skype
13 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
14 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
14 10 (33.33%) ITIL
15 9 (30.00%) VMware
15 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
15 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
15 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (26.67%) Migration
16 8 (26.67%) Change Management
16 8 (26.67%) DNS
17 7 (23.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
18 6 (20.00%) iPhone
19 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
19 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
19 5 (16.67%) DHCP
19 5 (16.67%) Blackberry

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (96.67%) Skype for Business
2 23 (76.67%) MS Exchange
3 20 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (10.00%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (46.67%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Skype
2 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.67%) BIG-IP
5 2 (6.67%) PBX
5 2 (6.67%) PSTN
5 2 (6.67%) RTP
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) H.323
6 1 (3.33%) Intranet
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.33%) SCCP
6 1 (3.33%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) VPN
6 1 (3.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Consultant
2 7 (23.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Messaging Support
5 3 (10.00%) Collaboration Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Lync Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Exchange Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Lync Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Administrator
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) RSS
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) iPhone
2 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) iPad
4 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Change Management
2 8 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Content Management
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.33%) Presales
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) High Availability
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.33%) Server Building
6 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (36.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) FireEye
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) Google
5 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.67%) Polycom
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (3.33%) Adobe
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) GFI Software
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) Trend Micro
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