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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK / England
Rank 549 575 541
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -34
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 28 16 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.035% 0.094%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.39% 0.21% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 21
Median daily rate £353 £495 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.78% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £342 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
-25.64% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75

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
7163 7664 7944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.28% 16.78% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4609 4860 5070
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 224 286
Median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +17 14 £484 -19.37%
North East - 9 £275 - 1
South East +12 5 £354 -8.70%
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 England region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (86.79%) Skype for Business
3 43 (81.13%) MS Exchange
4 36 (67.92%) Windows
4 36 (67.92%) Office 365
5 33 (62.26%) SharePoint
6 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
7 30 (56.60%) Skype
8 28 (52.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 27 (50.94%) Security Cleared
9 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
11 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
11 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (43.40%) MS Office
12 22 (41.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (39.62%) Blackberry
14 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
14 20 (37.74%) SharePoint 2013
15 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
15 19 (35.85%) Exchange Server 2007
16 18 (33.96%) Migration
17 16 (30.19%) ITIL
17 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (26.42%) MCSE
18 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2003
18 14 (26.42%) SharePoint 2010
19 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
20 11 (20.75%) Presales
21 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure

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 46 (86.79%) Skype for Business
2 43 (81.13%) MS Exchange
3 33 (62.26%) SharePoint
4 28 (52.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (41.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (37.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (35.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (26.42%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (26.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (18.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (13.21%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (7.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (43.40%) MS Office
2 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (67.92%) Office 365
2 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (15.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (11.32%) Mimecast
5 5 (9.43%) OneDrive
5 5 (9.43%) Yammer
6 3 (5.66%) IaaS
7 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (56.60%) Skype
2 10 (18.87%) DNS
3 9 (16.98%) DHCP
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco IPT
4 6 (11.32%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.77%) Firewall
6 1 (1.89%) PBX
6 1 (1.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Power BI
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
1 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Architect
2 13 (24.53%) Messaging Support
3 12 (22.64%) Messaging Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Consultant
4 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
5 8 (15.09%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 7 (13.21%) Support Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Administrator
7 5 (9.43%) Exchange Administrator
7 5 (9.43%) Messaging Consultant
7 5 (9.43%) Office 365 Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.55%) Lync Specialist
8 4 (7.55%) Messaging Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.66%) Applications Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Messaging Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Specialist
10 2 (3.77%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Blackberry
2 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
2 8 (15.09%) Visualisation
3 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.89%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
4 23 (43.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (35.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (16.98%) Android
6 9 (16.98%) Apple iOS
7 7 (13.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) Migration
2 16 (30.19%) ITIL
3 11 (20.75%) Presales
4 10 (18.87%) Content Management
5 8 (15.09%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (15.09%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (11.32%) Change Management
6 6 (11.32%) Email Management
6 6 (11.32%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.66%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (3.77%) Customer Engagement
11 1 (1.89%) Budgeting and Forecasting
11 1 (1.89%) Business Forecasting
11 1 (1.89%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 10 (18.87%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (43.40%) SC Cleared
3 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (26.42%) MCSE
5 9 (16.98%) Degree
6 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (1.89%) MCTS
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (11.32%) MIMEsweeper
2 6 (11.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Trend Micro
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco
4 7 (13.21%) VMware
5 6 (11.32%) Clearswift
5 6 (11.32%) Symantec
6 4 (7.55%) HP
6 4 (7.55%) IronPort
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) Genesys
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Nortel
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