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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 586 616 575
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -41
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 35 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.043% 0.049%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.38% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 9
Median daily rate £429 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £413 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
9138 9082 8669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.35% 17.56% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6132 5842 5182
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.95% +0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 273 372
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.40 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.27% +33.33%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 15 £260 -
South East +20 10 £450 +63.63%
London -8 7 £501 +33.46% 1
South West - 3 £425 -
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Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 43 (89.58%) Active Directory
3 41 (85.42%) Skype for Business
4 38 (79.17%) Windows
4 38 (79.17%) Skype
5 37 (77.08%) MS Exchange
6 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (58.33%) SharePoint
8 27 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (54.17%) DNS
9 26 (54.17%) Windows Server
10 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (52.08%) Office 365
10 25 (52.08%) Security Cleared
11 24 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (45.83%) MS Office
13 19 (39.58%) ITIL
13 19 (39.58%) DHCP
14 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
14 18 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
15 17 (35.42%) Migration
15 17 (35.42%) Mobile Device Management
16 16 (33.33%) Incident Management
16 16 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
17 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (29.17%) Content Management
18 14 (29.17%) MCSE
19 13 (27.08%) Blackberry

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 41 (85.42%) Skype for Business
2 37 (77.08%) MS Exchange
3 28 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 27 (56.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 18 (37.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (18.75%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (6.25%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (4.17%) GroupWise
9 2 (4.17%) IBM Domino
9 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
10 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (45.83%) MS Office
2 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (52.08%) Office 365
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (20.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (8.33%) IaaS
4 4 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 4 (8.33%) Yammer
5 3 (6.25%) SaaS
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (79.17%) Skype
2 26 (54.17%) DNS
3 19 (39.58%) DHCP
4 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
5 5 (10.42%) Firewall
6 3 (6.25%) PBX
7 2 (4.17%) IMAP4
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) POP3
7 2 (4.17%) PSTN
7 2 (4.17%) RTP
7 2 (4.17%) SMTP
7 2 (4.17%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) Intranet
8 1 (2.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Power BI
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Messaging Support
2 13 (27.08%) Consultant
3 11 (22.92%) Architect
3 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Messaging Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (10.42%) Office 365 Consultant
7 5 (10.42%) Support Consultant
8 4 (8.33%) Office 365 Architect
9 3 (6.25%) Collaboration Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Lync Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (4.17%) Administrator
10 2 (4.17%) Exchange Administrator
10 2 (4.17%) Lync Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) Migration Architect
10 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Support
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
1 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Blackberry
2 11 (22.92%) Visualisation
3 8 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
5 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.17%) Fintech
7 1 (2.08%) PKI
7 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (79.17%) Windows
2 31 (64.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (54.17%) Windows Server
4 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (22.92%) Android
6 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
7 7 (14.58%) AIX
8 2 (4.17%) Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.17%) Unix
9 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 17 (35.42%) Migration
2 17 (35.42%) Mobile Device Management
3 16 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 16 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 14 (29.17%) Content Management
5 6 (12.50%) Identity Management
6 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.33%) Data Management
7 4 (8.33%) High Availability
8 3 (6.25%) Presales
9 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.17%) Change Control
9 2 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (4.17%) Information Security
9 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
9 2 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (20.83%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (29.17%) MCSE
4 11 (22.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) MCITP
7 1 (2.08%) MCTS
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (89.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.17%) Postfix
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Trend Micro
3 8 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) HP
4 2 (4.17%) Lotus
4 2 (4.17%) Novell
4 2 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Nortel
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow