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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK / England
Rank 541 595 553
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -42
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 32 15 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.031% 0.082%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.43% 0.19% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 20
Median daily rate £330 £600 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £385 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £428 £450
% change year-on-year
-32.16% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
7412 8023 8439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 17.71% 16.80% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4861 5164 5233
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.52% +5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 223 292
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £45.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +22 15 £588 -2.08%
North East - 12 £275 -
South East +18 5 £354 -43.40%
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 46 (95.83%) Skype for Business
3 42 (87.50%) MS Exchange
4 39 (81.25%) Office 365
5 35 (72.92%) SharePoint
6 30 (62.50%) Windows
6 30 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 28 (58.33%) Skype
8 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
9 24 (50.00%) MS Office
9 24 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (50.00%) Windows Server
10 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
10 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
11 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
12 20 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
14 16 (33.33%) ITIL
14 16 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (27.08%) Migration
16 13 (27.08%) MCSE
16 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (22.92%) Presales
18 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (20.83%) PowerShell

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 (95.83%) Skype for Business
2 42 (87.50%) MS Exchange
3 35 (72.92%) SharePoint
4 30 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (43.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (29.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (20.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (10.42%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 24 (50.00%) MS Office
2 23 (47.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (81.25%) Office 365
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (12.50%) Mimecast
5 5 (10.42%) OneDrive
5 5 (10.42%) Yammer
6 3 (6.25%) IaaS
7 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (58.33%) Skype
2 8 (16.67%) DHCP
2 8 (16.67%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
4 6 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (2.08%) Firewall
6 1 (2.08%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) Power BI
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Messaging Support
2 13 (27.08%) Messaging Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Architect
4 8 (16.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (12.50%) Support Consultant
6 5 (10.42%) Administrator
6 5 (10.42%) Exchange Administrator
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Lync Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Messaging Specialist
7 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Messaging Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Specialist
8 3 (6.25%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (62.50%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 21 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.58%) Android
6 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Migration
3 11 (22.92%) Presales
4 9 (18.75%) Content Management
5 8 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (16.67%) Change Management
6 7 (14.58%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (14.58%) Visualisation
7 6 (12.50%) Email Management
8 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.42%) Load Balancing
9 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (8.33%) Identity Management
9 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.25%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 3 (6.25%) Business Forecasting
10 3 (6.25%) Planning and Forecasting
10 3 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) C
3 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) MCSE
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (14.58%) Degree
5 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
1 6 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Cisco
3 7 (14.58%) Trend Micro
4 6 (12.50%) Clearswift
4 6 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (8.33%) IronPort
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
7 2 (4.17%) VMware