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 2 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 262 262 251
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.011% 0.032% 0.033%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.063% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +120.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £290 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -
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
1587 1532 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.84% 16.36% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1000 928 944
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 58 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £21.57 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.56% +26.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.08 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+25.32% +28.15%

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 2 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
Hampshire +2 1 - -
Office Communications Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 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 South East region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Skype
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) RTP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) PBX
5 2 (33.33%) PSTN
5 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) Presales

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 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (50.00%) Live Communications Server
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Skype
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) PBX
3 2 (33.33%) PSTN
3 2 (33.33%) RTP
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Business Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Communications Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Lync Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow