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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 620 651 590
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -61
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 40 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.040% 0.048%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.41% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 11
Median daily rate £325 £325 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £413 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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
9840 10000 9439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.22% 17.53% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6507 6301 5546
Median daily rate £415 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 310 390
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.95 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.41% +28.15%

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 27 July 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 17 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 27 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
England +1 37 £425 +30.76% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £280 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £280 -
North East - 17 £280 -
South East +7 10 £450 +63.63%
London -2 7 £501 +33.46% 1
Hampshire +5 6 £444 +61.36%
Berkshire - 4 £501 -
Farnborough +4 3 £480 +74.54%
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
South West - 3 £425 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £501 -
Gloucester - 1 £425 -
Erskine - 1 - -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 68 (93.15%) Active Directory
3 63 (86.30%) Windows
3 63 (86.30%) Skype for Business
4 62 (84.93%) MS Exchange
5 59 (80.82%) Skype
6 56 (76.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (69.86%) Windows Server
8 49 (67.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 49 (67.12%) SharePoint
9 48 (65.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 48 (65.75%) Office 365
10 46 (63.01%) Exchange Server 2010
11 44 (60.27%) Security Cleared
12 39 (53.42%) Migration
13 37 (50.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 34 (46.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (46.58%) PowerShell
15 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
16 30 (41.10%) MCSE
17 28 (38.36%) DNS
18 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
18 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2007
19 25 (34.25%) MS Office
20 23 (31.51%) Computer Science
20 23 (31.51%) Degree
21 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2003
22 20 (27.40%) Load Balancing
23 19 (26.03%) ITIL
23 19 (26.03%) DHCP

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 63 (86.30%) Skype for Business
2 62 (84.93%) MS Exchange
3 49 (67.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (67.12%) SharePoint
4 46 (63.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (35.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (24.66%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (24.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 15 (20.55%) OpenStack
9 9 (12.33%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (6.85%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (4.11%) IIS
12 2 (2.74%) GroupWise
12 2 (2.74%) IBM Domino
12 2 (2.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (34.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 48 (65.75%) Office 365
2 11 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (13.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (5.48%) IaaS
4 4 (5.48%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.48%) Yammer
5 3 (4.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (80.82%) Skype
2 28 (38.36%) DNS
3 19 (26.03%) DHCP
4 7 (9.59%) Unified Communications
5 5 (6.85%) Firewall
5 5 (6.85%) Internet
6 3 (4.11%) NAS
6 3 (4.11%) PBX
6 3 (4.11%) SAN
6 3 (4.11%) WAN
7 2 (2.74%) IMAP4
7 2 (2.74%) POP3
7 2 (2.74%) PSTN
7 2 (2.74%) RTP
7 2 (2.74%) SMTP
7 2 (2.74%) SSL
8 1 (1.37%) Intranet
8 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Power BI
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Messaging Engineer
2 16 (21.92%) Consultant
3 15 (20.55%) Messaging Support
4 14 (19.18%) Support Engineer
5 11 (15.07%) Architect
6 8 (10.96%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (6.85%) Lync Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Messaging Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Office 365 Consultant
8 5 (6.85%) Support Consultant
9 4 (5.48%) Office 365 Architect
10 3 (4.11%) Collaboration Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Exchange Specialist
10 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) IT Support
10 3 (4.11%) Messaging Specialist
10 3 (4.11%) Senior IT Engineer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior IT Support
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.11%) CSS
1 3 (4.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (31.51%) Computer Science
2 13 (17.81%) Blackberry
3 11 (15.07%) Visualisation
4 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.11%) Clustering
7 2 (2.74%) Fintech
8 1 (1.37%) PKI
8 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (86.30%) Windows
2 56 (76.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (69.86%) Windows Server
4 48 (65.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (50.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (15.07%) Android
6 11 (15.07%) Apple iOS
7 7 (9.59%) AIX
8 2 (2.74%) Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.74%) Unix
9 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Migration
2 20 (27.40%) Load Balancing
3 19 (26.03%) ITIL
4 17 (23.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 16 (21.92%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (21.92%) Incident Management
6 14 (19.18%) Content Management
7 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.22%) Identity Management
9 5 (6.85%) Change Control
10 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.48%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (5.48%) Data Management
10 4 (5.48%) High Availability
11 3 (4.11%) Change Management
11 3 (4.11%) Fault Analysis
11 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 3 (4.11%) Presales
11 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
11 3 (4.11%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (60.27%) Security Cleared
2 34 (46.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (42.47%) SC Cleared
4 30 (41.10%) MCSE
5 23 (31.51%) Degree
6 11 (15.07%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.37%) MCITP
8 1 (1.37%) MCTS
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (12.33%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (93.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.11%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.11%) vSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (19.18%) IronPort
3 13 (17.81%) VMware
4 11 (15.07%) Trend Micro
5 10 (13.70%) HP
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
7 2 (2.74%) Lotus
7 2 (2.74%) Novell
7 2 (2.74%) SAP
8 1 (1.37%) Cisco
8 1 (1.37%) IBM
8 1 (1.37%) Nortel
8 1 (1.37%) Remedy
8 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow