The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 127 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 21 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.71% - -
As % of the Application Platforms category 3.55% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Average daily rate £433 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.60% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
-73.73% -
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 Scotland region.

Application Platforms Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
591 500 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.87% 16.73% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 272 269
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 £12.10 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+197.52% -28.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £25.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +11.11%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Application Platforms category.

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Office Communications Server across the Scotland region.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Renfrewshire - 14 £435 -
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
Office Communications Server
UK

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 26 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 26 (100.00%) Migration
1 26 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 26 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 26 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 25 (96.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (88.46%) Skype
3 23 (88.46%) SharePoint
3 23 (88.46%) Load Balancing
4 22 (84.62%) Security Cleared
5 19 (73.08%) Office 365
5 19 (73.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (73.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
6 16 (61.54%) MCSE
6 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
7 15 (57.69%) Computer Science
7 15 (57.69%) Degree
8 14 (53.85%) IronPort
8 14 (53.85%) OpenStack
9 10 (38.46%) HP
10 7 (26.92%) Live Communications Server

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 26 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 26 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 26 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 25 (96.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (88.46%) SharePoint
4 19 (73.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (73.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (53.85%) OpenStack
6 7 (26.92%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (73.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) Skype
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Lync Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Messaging Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Messaging Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Lync Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Lync Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) CSS
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 26 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Migration
2 23 (88.46%) Load Balancing
3 7 (26.92%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) Security Cleared
2 16 (61.54%) MCSE
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (61.54%) SC Cleared
3 15 (57.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 26 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) Hyper-V
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) IronPort
3 10 (38.46%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 7 (26.92%) VMware