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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 591 537 542
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +5
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 17 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.087% 0.060%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.20% 0.48% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 12
Average daily rate £600 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £239 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
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
8600 8555 8142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.21% 18.21% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5627 5361 4923
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 297 302
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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
South East -6 10 £508 +43.97%
London -13 6 £600 +33.33% 3
North West -10 1 £425 - 1
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 28 (93.33%) Skype for Business
3 26 (86.67%) Windows
4 20 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 18 (60.00%) Office 365
6 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
6 17 (56.67%) SharePoint
6 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
7 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (33.33%) Migration
11 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (30.00%) iPhone
11 9 (30.00%) VMware
12 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (26.67%) Change Management
12 8 (26.67%) Firewall
12 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (23.33%) ITIL
13 7 (23.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
14 6 (20.00%) Cisco
14 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 6 (20.00%) Polycom
14 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (16.67%) Android

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 28 (93.33%) Skype for Business
2 20 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 17 (56.67%) SharePoint
4 16 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (60.00%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Google Apps
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.67%) IaaS
5 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) BIG-IP
3 4 (13.33%) LDAP
3 4 (13.33%) WebEx
4 3 (10.00%) H.323
4 3 (10.00%) SCCP
4 3 (10.00%) SMTP
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) VLAN
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.33%) Skype
6 1 (3.33%) Softphone
6 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365 Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) RSS
2 3 (10.00%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) iPhone
2 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.33%) iPad
4 3 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
5 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Change Management
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
4 5 (16.67%) Presales
5 3 (10.00%) Server Building
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.33%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) MCTS
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (13.33%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
3 6 (20.00%) Polycom
4 5 (16.67%) Google
5 4 (13.33%) Adobe
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) FireEye
5 4 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) GFI Software
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) M86 Security
7 1 (3.33%) RightFax
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Sophos