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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Office Communications Server over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 623 595 608
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 35 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.064% 0.018%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.33% 0.35% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 8
Average daily rate £426 £335 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.23% -25.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £426 £313 £450
% change year-on-year
+36.40% -30.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £49.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £49.50 -
% change year-on-year
-73.73% -

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
10496 10337 9638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.78% 18.51% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6875 6290 5949
Average daily rate £420 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 383 322
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.74 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.15 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +11.11%

Office Communications Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 18 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Scotland - 21 £433 - 1
Renfrewshire - 14 £435 -
Erskine - 14 £435 -
England -51 13 £295 -11.94% 3
North East -26 7 £283 +126.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -29 7 £283 +126.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 7 £283 +126.00%
South East -22 4 £450 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
Berkshire +3 2 £450 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £430 -
South West +7 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Reading -19 1 £450 -
Hook - 1 £430 -
Watford - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (96.61%) Skype for Business
3 55 (93.22%) Windows
4 52 (88.14%) MS Exchange
5 49 (83.05%) Windows Server
6 47 (79.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (77.97%) Active Directory
8 45 (76.27%) SharePoint
9 43 (72.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (71.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 36 (61.02%) Skype
11 36 (61.02%) PowerShell
12 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (59.32%) Office 365
12 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (57.63%) Migration
14 32 (54.24%) Security Cleared
15 30 (50.85%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (47.46%) Exchange Server 2003
17 25 (42.37%) Load Balancing
18 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
18 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (35.59%) MCSE
19 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
20 19 (32.20%) Hyper-V
21 18 (30.51%) Degree
22 17 (28.81%) Computer Science
22 17 (28.81%) VMware
23 16 (27.12%) DNS
24 15 (25.42%) OpenStack

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 57 (96.61%) Skype for Business
2 52 (88.14%) MS Exchange
3 47 (79.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 45 (76.27%) SharePoint
5 42 (71.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (50.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 28 (47.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (25.42%) OpenStack
9 10 (16.95%) Live Communications Server
10 6 (10.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (10.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (59.32%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (61.02%) Skype
2 16 (27.12%) DNS
3 9 (15.25%) WAN
4 6 (10.17%) DHCP
5 4 (6.78%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) BIG-IP
6 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.39%) H.323
7 2 (3.39%) PBX
7 2 (3.39%) PSTN
7 2 (3.39%) RTP
7 2 (3.39%) SCCP
7 2 (3.39%) SMTP
7 2 (3.39%) WebEx
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (1.69%) Intranet
8 1 (1.69%) LAN
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) SAN
8 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (3.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Messaging Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Consultant
3 8 (13.56%) Lync Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Messaging Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Messaging Support
6 4 (6.78%) Collaboration Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Lync Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Lync Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Office 365 Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) PowerShell Specialist
8 2 (3.39%) Support Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
9 1 (1.69%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) CSS
1 8 (13.56%) HTML
2 3 (5.08%) RSS
3 2 (3.39%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.86%) iPhone
3 6 (10.17%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.78%) iPad
5 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.39%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.69%) Clustering
7 1 (1.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (93.22%) Windows
2 49 (83.05%) Windows Server
3 43 (72.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (59.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.47%) Android
6 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (57.63%) Migration
2 25 (42.37%) Load Balancing
3 10 (16.95%) ITIL
4 9 (15.25%) Change Management
5 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (13.56%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (6.78%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.78%) Content Management
6 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.78%) Presales
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.39%) High Availability
8 2 (3.39%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (3.39%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (3.39%) Server Building
9 1 (1.69%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.69%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.69%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.69%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (61.02%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (54.24%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.59%) MCSE
2 21 (35.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (30.51%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (77.97%) Active Directory
2 19 (32.20%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (3.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) VMware
3 14 (23.73%) IronPort
4 13 (22.03%) HP
5 8 (13.56%) Citrix
6 4 (6.78%) Cisco
6 4 (6.78%) FireEye
7 3 (5.08%) Dell
7 3 (5.08%) F5
7 3 (5.08%) Google
7 3 (5.08%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.08%) Polycom
7 3 (5.08%) Symantec
8 2 (3.39%) Adobe
8 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 2 (3.39%) Trend Micro
9 1 (1.69%) GFI Software
9 1 (1.69%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.69%) Remedy
9 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
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