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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 596 578 596
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 47 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.059% 0.030%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.45% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 11
Median daily rate £415 £325 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.69% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £153 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £370 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £303 £450
% change year-on-year
+32.23% -32.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.90 - -

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
10443 9975 9375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.47% 18.40% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6963 6202 5800
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.54% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 354 323
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.19 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £40.00 £38.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%

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 31 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Office Communications Server within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Office Communications Server Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 19 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 31 May 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 -15 24 £290 -10.76% 2
Scotland - 20 £430 - 1
Renfrewshire - 14 £435 -
Erskine - 14 £435 -
Tyne and Wear -33 12 £280 +124.00%
North East -35 12 £280 +124.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 12 £280 +124.00%
London 0 5 £501 +47.20%
South West -5 4 £425 +51.11% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £425 -
Glasgow - 3 £440 -
South East -20 2 £450 -
Watford +9 1 - -
Hertfordshire +8 1 - -
East of England +6 1 - -
Berkshire -5 1 £450 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £425 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 65 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 62 (95.38%) Skype for Business
3 59 (90.77%) MS Exchange
4 58 (89.23%) Active Directory
5 57 (87.69%) Windows
6 51 (78.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (78.46%) Windows Server
7 49 (75.38%) SharePoint
7 49 (75.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (72.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 47 (72.31%) Skype
9 43 (66.15%) Office 365
10 40 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (58.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (56.92%) Migration
13 36 (55.38%) PowerShell
14 34 (52.31%) Security Cleared
14 34 (52.31%) Exchange Server 2007
15 29 (44.62%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
17 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
17 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Certification
18 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
18 23 (35.38%) MCSE
19 22 (33.85%) DNS
20 19 (29.23%) Hyper-V
21 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
21 18 (27.69%) Degree
22 17 (26.15%) VMware
23 15 (23.08%) OpenStack

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 62 (95.38%) Skype for Business
2 59 (90.77%) MS Exchange
3 51 (78.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (75.38%) SharePoint
5 47 (72.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 34 (52.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 29 (44.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (23.08%) OpenStack
9 9 (13.85%) Live Communications Server
10 8 (12.31%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (12.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (9.23%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (4.62%) IIS
13 2 (3.08%) GroupWise
13 2 (3.08%) IBM Domino
13 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (35.38%) MS Excel
2 14 (21.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (66.15%) Office 365
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.15%) IaaS
5 3 (4.62%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.62%) SaaS
5 3 (4.62%) Yammer
6 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (72.31%) Skype
2 22 (33.85%) DNS
3 10 (15.38%) DHCP
4 7 (10.77%) WAN
5 5 (7.69%) Firewall
5 5 (7.69%) Internet
5 5 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 3 (4.62%) NAS
6 3 (4.62%) SAN
6 3 (4.62%) SMTP
7 2 (3.08%) IMAP4
7 2 (3.08%) PBX
7 2 (3.08%) POP3
7 2 (3.08%) PSTN
7 2 (3.08%) RTP
7 2 (3.08%) SSL
8 1 (1.54%) H.323
8 1 (1.54%) Intranet
8 1 (1.54%) SCCP
8 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Power BI
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Consultant
2 15 (23.08%) Messaging Engineer
3 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Lync Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Messaging Support
5 7 (10.77%) Office 365 Consultant
6 4 (6.15%) Collaboration Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (6.15%) Messaging Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Architect
7 3 (4.62%) Exchange Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Exchange Specialist
7 3 (4.62%) IT Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Lync Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Senior IT Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) CSS
1 7 (10.77%) HTML
2 1 (1.54%) MAPI
2 1 (1.54%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (27.69%) Computer Science
2 7 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
6 2 (3.08%) Fintech
7 1 (1.54%) iPhone
7 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (87.69%) Windows
2 51 (78.46%) Windows Server
3 49 (75.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (58.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Android
7 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.08%) Linux
8 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.08%) Unix
9 1 (1.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Migration
2 24 (36.92%) Load Balancing
3 10 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (15.38%) ITIL
3 10 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (12.31%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (12.31%) Incident Management
5 7 (10.77%) Change Management
5 7 (10.77%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (7.69%) Change Control
6 5 (7.69%) Content Management
7 4 (6.15%) High Availability
7 4 (6.15%) Presales
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.62%) Data Management
8 3 (4.62%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (4.62%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (55.38%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.77%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.54%) C
3 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (52.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 24 (36.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (35.38%) MCSE
5 18 (27.69%) Degree
6 4 (6.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.31%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 58 (89.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (29.23%) Hyper-V
3 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.62%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.62%) vSphere
5 2 (3.08%) Postfix
6 1 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (26.15%) VMware
3 14 (21.54%) IronPort
4 12 (18.46%) HP
5 7 (10.77%) Citrix
6 3 (4.62%) Trend Micro
7 2 (3.08%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Lotus
7 2 (3.08%) Novell
8 1 (1.54%) Adobe
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) F5
8 1 (1.54%) Google
8 1 (1.54%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.54%) Polycom
8 1 (1.54%) Remedy
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.54%) Symantec