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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 591 592 576
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 23 32 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.063% 0.027%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.24% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 9
Median daily rate £290 £325 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £153 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £370 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £303 £450
% change year-on-year
+35.53% -32.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 - -
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
9554 9367 8565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.39% 18.41% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6445 5920 5357
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 331 302
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.16% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 29 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
North East -28 12 £280 +124.00% 1
London -1 5 £501 +47.20%
South West -3 3 £425 +51.11% 1
South East 0 2 £450 -
East of England +9 1 - -
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 36 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 29 (80.56%) MS Exchange
2 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 29 (80.56%) Active Directory
3 24 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 24 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (63.89%) Skype
4 23 (63.89%) Windows Server
5 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (52.78%) Office 365
7 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (41.67%) DNS
9 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
10 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (33.33%) Migration
11 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
11 11 (30.56%) MS Office
12 10 (27.78%) ITIL
12 10 (27.78%) DHCP
12 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
13 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
14 8 (22.22%) MCSE
14 8 (22.22%) Incident Management
14 8 (22.22%) VMware

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 36 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 29 (80.56%) MS Exchange
3 24 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 21 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (13.89%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (5.56%) GroupWise
10 2 (5.56%) IBM Domino
10 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
11 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (52.78%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (13.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (11.11%) IaaS
5 3 (8.33%) OneDrive
5 3 (8.33%) Yammer
6 2 (5.56%) SaaS
7 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) Skype
2 15 (41.67%) DNS
3 10 (27.78%) DHCP
4 6 (16.67%) Firewall
4 6 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.33%) SMTP
6 2 (5.56%) IMAP4
6 2 (5.56%) Internet
6 2 (5.56%) PBX
6 2 (5.56%) POP3
6 2 (5.56%) PSTN
6 2 (5.56%) RTP
6 2 (5.56%) SSL
7 1 (2.78%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.78%) H.323
7 1 (2.78%) Intranet
7 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (2.78%) SCCP
7 1 (2.78%) VPN
7 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.78%) Advertising
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Consultant
2 7 (19.44%) Messaging Support
3 6 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Office 365 Consultant
3 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Collaboration Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Exchange Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Lync Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Lync Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) MAPI
1 1 (2.78%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.89%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.56%) Fintech
6 1 (2.78%) iPhone
6 1 (2.78%) PKI
6 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 23 (63.89%) Windows Server
3 21 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Android
7 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.56%) Linux
8 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.56%) Unix
9 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 10 (27.78%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.89%) Content Management
5 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (11.11%) Change Management
6 4 (11.11%) High Availability
6 4 (11.11%) Presales
7 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (8.33%) Data Management
8 2 (5.56%) Change Control
8 2 (5.56%) DNA
8 2 (5.56%) Identity Management
8 2 (5.56%) Information Security
8 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
8 2 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.22%) MCSE
4 4 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (80.56%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) Postfix
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Trend Micro
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) Lotus
4 2 (5.56%) Novell
5 1 (2.78%) Adobe
5 1 (2.78%) Citrix
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) F5
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.78%) Polycom
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec