The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 248 242 231
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.13% 0.047%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.65% 0.71% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Average daily rate £508 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.97% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £295 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £411 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -
Office Communications Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Application Platforms category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Application Platforms Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
1544 1693 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 17.86% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 949 760
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 75 82
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £15.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +23.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.53 £45.50 £43.60
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 the South East

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

Office Communications Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server across the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server across the South East region.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Buckinghamshire - 4 £373 -
West Sussex +4 2 - -
Office Communications Server
England

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Skype for Business
3 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
4 10 (76.92%) Windows
5 9 (69.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (69.23%) Office 365
6 8 (61.54%) Change Management
6 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
6 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
7 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
7 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
9 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
9 5 (38.46%) ITIL
9 5 (38.46%) VMware
10 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
10 4 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (30.77%) iPhone
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
10 4 (30.77%) iPad
10 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (30.77%) FireEye
10 4 (30.77%) Presales

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (92.31%) Skype for Business
2 11 (84.62%) MS Exchange
3 9 (69.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (61.54%) SharePoint
5 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (30.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Migration Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Lync Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Office 365 Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Trainer
3 1 (7.69%) Trainer
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
1 4 (30.77%) iPad
1 4 (30.77%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Change Management
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.69%) MCITP
5 1 (7.69%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) MCTS
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) FireEye
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
4 3 (23.08%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) GFI Software
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Polycom