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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
England / South East
Rank 235 243 241
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 5 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.070% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.46% 0.70% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 2
Median daily rate £354 £388 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.70% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £336 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £625 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-27.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75

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
1096 1432 1627
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 15.32% 17.15% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 873 948
Median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 58 67
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.72 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 January 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
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £354 -1.73%
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (60.00%) Office 365
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 4 (40.00%) Presales
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) AIX
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) PowerShell

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Data Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support
5 1 (10.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Storage Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (40.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
1 4 (40.00%) Presales
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) IBM