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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 601 607 579
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 34 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.068% 0.042% 0.055%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.36% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Median daily rate £438 £345 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.81% -3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £135 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £275 £378
% change year-on-year
+56.00% -27.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -
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
9430 9525 9079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.73% 17.97% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6235 6062 5415
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 297 409
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
South East +16 15 £465 +21.96%
North East - 12 £246 - 1
London -21 5 £390 +7.58%
South West - 2 £425 -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
3 43 (78.18%) Windows
3 43 (78.18%) Skype for Business
4 39 (70.91%) Skype
5 38 (69.09%) MS Exchange
6 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (58.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (56.36%) Security Cleared
9 29 (52.73%) SharePoint
10 28 (50.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
11 26 (47.27%) DNS
11 26 (47.27%) Office 365
12 25 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
13 23 (41.82%) MS Office
14 21 (38.18%) DHCP
15 20 (36.36%) ITIL
15 20 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
15 20 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
16 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Certification
16 19 (34.55%) Migration
17 18 (32.73%) Mobile Device Management
18 17 (30.91%) Capacity Planning
18 17 (30.91%) Incident Management
19 15 (27.27%) Content Management
19 15 (27.27%) MCSE
19 15 (27.27%) SQL

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 43 (78.18%) Skype for Business
2 38 (69.09%) MS Exchange
3 29 (52.73%) SharePoint
4 28 (50.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 20 (36.36%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (16.36%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (3.64%) GroupWise
9 2 (3.64%) IBM Domino
9 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.82%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (41.82%) MS Office
2 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Office 365
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) IaaS
4 4 (7.27%) OneDrive
4 4 (7.27%) Yammer
5 3 (5.45%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (70.91%) Skype
2 26 (47.27%) DNS
3 21 (38.18%) DHCP
4 7 (12.73%) Unified Communications
5 5 (9.09%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) IMAP4
6 2 (3.64%) Internet
6 2 (3.64%) PBX
6 2 (3.64%) POP3
6 2 (3.64%) SMTP
6 2 (3.64%) SSL
7 1 (1.82%) Intranet
7 1 (1.82%) PSTN
7 1 (1.82%) RTP
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Power BI
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Architect
2 17 (30.91%) Messaging Support
3 13 (23.64%) Consultant
4 12 (21.82%) Support Engineer
5 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
7 9 (16.36%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (10.91%) Support Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
9 5 (9.09%) Office 365 Consultant
10 3 (5.45%) Collaboration Engineer
10 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Architect
10 3 (5.45%) Messaging Consultant
11 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (3.64%) Administrator
11 2 (3.64%) Exchange Administrator
11 2 (3.64%) Exchange Specialist
11 2 (3.64%) SharePoint Consultant
11 2 (3.64%) Storage Architect
11 2 (3.64%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Blackberry
2 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.82%) Visualisation
3 8 (14.55%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Fintech
6 1 (1.82%) IVR
6 1 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (58.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (47.27%) Windows Server
5 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (21.82%) AIX
6 12 (21.82%) Android
6 12 (21.82%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.64%) Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.64%) Unix
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) ITIL
2 19 (34.55%) Migration
3 18 (32.73%) Mobile Device Management
4 17 (30.91%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (30.91%) Incident Management
5 15 (27.27%) Content Management
6 7 (12.73%) Identity Management
7 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.27%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (7.27%) Data Management
8 4 (7.27%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (7.27%) Presales
9 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.45%) High Availability
10 2 (3.64%) Business Continuity
10 2 (3.64%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.64%) DNA
10 2 (3.64%) Information Security
10 2 (3.64%) Project Management
10 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (56.36%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 19 (34.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (27.27%) MCSE
5 13 (23.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (14.55%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) MCSA
8 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.82%) MCITP
8 1 (1.82%) MCTS
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (10.91%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (89.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (23.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.64%) Postfix
4 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (21.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Trend Micro
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) IBM
3 2 (3.64%) Lotus
3 2 (3.64%) Novell
3 2 (3.64%) SAP
4 1 (1.82%) Avaya
4 1 (1.82%) Genesys
4 1 (1.82%) Nortel
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow