The table below looks at the statistics for Office Communications Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 609 632 608
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -24
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 35 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.040% 0.048%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.35% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 6
Median daily rate £429 £345 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.34% -3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £135 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £275 £378
% change year-on-year
+57.54% -27.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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

Application Platforms Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Application Platforms category
10045 10296 10050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.58% 17.91% 17.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6567 6464 5876
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 324 436
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +28.57%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Trend

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

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Office Communications Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +16 32 £438 +26.81% 1
South East +20 15 £465 +21.96%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 12 £246 - 1
North East - 12 £246 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 12 £246 - 1
Hampshire +15 10 £450 +63.63%
Farnborough +4 6 £495 +80.00%
Berkshire - 5 £501 -
London -23 4 £325 -10.34%
Bracknell - 4 - -
City of London +27 1 £455 +1.11%
Reading - 1 £501 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 72 (91.14%) Active Directory
3 66 (83.54%) Windows
4 64 (81.01%) Skype for Business
5 61 (77.22%) MS Exchange
6 60 (75.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (74.68%) Skype
8 55 (69.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 49 (62.03%) Office 365
9 49 (62.03%) Windows Server
10 48 (60.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 48 (60.76%) SharePoint
10 48 (60.76%) Security Cleared
11 45 (56.96%) Exchange Server 2010
12 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 39 (49.37%) Migration
13 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (43.04%) SC Cleared
15 31 (39.24%) PowerShell
15 31 (39.24%) MCSE
16 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
17 26 (32.91%) MS Office
17 26 (32.91%) DNS
17 26 (32.91%) Exchange Server 2007
18 23 (29.11%) Computer Science
18 23 (29.11%) Degree
19 22 (27.85%) Exchange Server 2003
20 21 (26.58%) DHCP
21 20 (25.32%) ITIL
21 20 (25.32%) SharePoint 2013

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills 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 64 (81.01%) Skype for Business
2 61 (77.22%) MS Exchange
3 48 (60.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 48 (60.76%) SharePoint
4 45 (56.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (32.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (27.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 20 (25.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 20 (25.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (18.99%) OpenStack
9 9 (11.39%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (3.80%) IIS
11 2 (2.53%) GroupWise
11 2 (2.53%) IBM Domino
11 2 (2.53%) IBM Notes
12 1 (1.27%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 27 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 26 (32.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 49 (62.03%) Office 365
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.06%) IaaS
4 4 (5.06%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.06%) Yammer
5 3 (3.80%) SaaS
6 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (74.68%) Skype
2 26 (32.91%) DNS
3 21 (26.58%) DHCP
4 7 (8.86%) Unified Communications
5 5 (6.33%) Firewall
5 5 (6.33%) Internet
6 3 (3.80%) NAS
6 3 (3.80%) SAN
7 2 (2.53%) IMAP4
7 2 (2.53%) PBX
7 2 (2.53%) POP3
7 2 (2.53%) SMTP
7 2 (2.53%) SSL
8 1 (1.27%) Intranet
8 1 (1.27%) PSTN
8 1 (1.27%) RTP
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) Power BI
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Architect
2 17 (21.52%) Messaging Engineer
2 17 (21.52%) Messaging Support
3 16 (20.25%) Consultant
4 15 (18.99%) Support Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (11.39%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 6 (7.59%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (7.59%) Support Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Office 365 Architect
8 5 (6.33%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (5.06%) Lync Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Collaboration Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Data Centre Architect
10 3 (3.80%) IT Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) IT Support
10 3 (3.80%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior IT Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior IT Support
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Computer Science
2 14 (17.72%) Blackberry
3 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
3 12 (15.19%) Visualisation
4 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Clustering
6 2 (2.53%) Fintech
6 2 (2.53%) IVR
7 1 (1.27%) PKI
7 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (83.54%) Windows
2 60 (75.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (69.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (62.03%) Windows Server
5 39 (49.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (15.19%) AIX
6 12 (15.19%) Android
6 12 (15.19%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.53%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.53%) Unix
8 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (49.37%) Migration
2 20 (25.32%) ITIL
3 18 (22.78%) Mobile Device Management
4 17 (21.52%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (21.52%) Incident Management
4 17 (21.52%) Load Balancing
5 15 (18.99%) Content Management
6 7 (8.86%) Identity Management
7 5 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.33%) Change Control
8 4 (5.06%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.06%) Data Management
8 4 (5.06%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (5.06%) Presales
9 3 (3.80%) Change Management
9 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.80%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (3.80%) High Availability
9 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) PowerShell
2 15 (18.99%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 48 (60.76%) Security Cleared
2 35 (44.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (43.04%) SC Cleared
4 31 (39.24%) MCSE
5 23 (29.11%) Degree
6 13 (16.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) MCSA
8 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.27%) MCITP
8 1 (1.27%) MCTS
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (11.39%) SLA
3 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (91.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.80%) vSphere
5 2 (2.53%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.99%) VMware
3 14 (17.72%) IronPort
4 12 (15.19%) Trend Micro
5 8 (10.13%) HP
6 3 (3.80%) Cisco
7 2 (2.53%) Avaya
7 2 (2.53%) Genesys
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) Lotus
7 2 (2.53%) Novell
7 2 (2.53%) SAP
8 1 (1.27%) Nortel
8 1 (1.27%) Remedy
8 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
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