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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK
Rank 564 596 580
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -16
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 32 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.043% 0.075%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.40% 0.25% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 20
Median daily rate £330 £430 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £423 £450
% change year-on-year
-31.36% -6.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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
7908 8662 9164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.44% 16.94% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5124 5521 5611
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 229 315
Median hourly rate £18.70 £21.40 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.61% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% +5.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 9 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 20 February 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
England +61 32 £330 -45.00% 1
London +15 15 £588 -2.08%
North East - 12 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £290 -
South East +11 5 £354 -43.40%
Buckinghamshire +7 5 £354 -8.70%
Milton Keynes +4 5 £354 -8.70%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £290 -
City of London 0 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (91.23%) Skype for Business
3 48 (84.21%) MS Exchange
4 44 (77.19%) Office 365
5 40 (70.18%) SharePoint
6 38 (66.67%) Windows
7 35 (61.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 33 (57.89%) Skype
8 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
9 29 (50.88%) MS Excel
9 29 (50.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 29 (50.88%) Windows Server
9 29 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
10 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 25 (43.86%) SC Cleared
12 25 (43.86%) MS Office
13 21 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 20 (35.09%) Migration
14 20 (35.09%) Blackberry
15 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (31.58%) MCSE
16 16 (28.07%) ITIL
17 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
18 14 (24.56%) SharePoint 2010
19 12 (21.05%) Degree
20 11 (19.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 52 (91.23%) Skype for Business
2 48 (84.21%) MS Exchange
3 40 (70.18%) SharePoint
4 35 (61.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (50.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (47.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 21 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 20 (35.09%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (24.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (19.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (15.79%) OpenStack
12 5 (8.77%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (50.88%) MS Excel
2 25 (43.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 44 (77.19%) Office 365
2 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (14.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (12.28%) Mimecast
5 5 (8.77%) OneDrive
5 5 (8.77%) Yammer
6 3 (5.26%) IaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (57.89%) Skype
2 8 (14.04%) DHCP
2 8 (14.04%) DNS
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco IPT
3 7 (12.28%) Unified Communications
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Power BI
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Messaging Support
2 13 (22.81%) Messaging Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Consultant
5 9 (15.79%) Messaging Specialist
6 8 (14.04%) Lync Specialist
6 8 (14.04%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 8 (14.04%) Support Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Messaging Consultant
7 6 (10.53%) Support Consultant
8 5 (8.77%) Administrator
8 5 (8.77%) Analyst
8 5 (8.77%) Exchange Administrator
9 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Consultant
9 4 (7.02%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (7.02%) Technical Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
10 3 (5.26%) Messaging Analyst
10 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Specialist
10 3 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Blackberry
2 11 (19.30%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Windows Server
2 29 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.28%) Android
5 7 (12.28%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.77%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Migration
2 16 (28.07%) ITIL
3 11 (19.30%) Presales
4 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
5 9 (15.79%) Content Management
6 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
6 8 (14.04%) Change Management
7 7 (12.28%) Email Management
7 7 (12.28%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (12.28%) Visualisation
8 5 (8.77%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.02%) Identity Management
9 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
10 3 (5.26%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 3 (5.26%) Business Forecasting
10 3 (5.26%) Planning and Forecasting
10 3 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 3 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
2 25 (43.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (31.58%) MCSE
3 18 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (21.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) MIMEsweeper
1 7 (12.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (8.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Cisco
3 9 (15.79%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) IronPort
5 7 (12.28%) Clearswift
5 7 (12.28%) Symantec
5 7 (12.28%) Trend Micro
6 5 (8.77%) VMware
7 3 (5.26%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) IBM