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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK
Rank 560 595 546
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -49
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 31 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.045% 0.090%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.40% 0.27% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 23
Median daily rate £355 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.41% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £352 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
-25.64% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.75

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
7687 8597 8848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.19% 16.90% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4927 5457 5561
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 238 315
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +13.15%

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 19 January 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 12 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 19 January 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 +54 30 £353 -28.78% 1
London +25 15 £588 -2.08%
North East - 10 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £290 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £290 - 1
South East +17 5 £354 -8.70%
Milton Keynes +10 5 £354 -2.41%
Buckinghamshire 0 5 £354 -1.73%
City of London -7 2 £355 -3.40%
Belfast - 1 £355 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £355 -
County Antrim - 1 £355 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (88.14%) Skype for Business
3 47 (79.66%) MS Exchange
4 40 (67.80%) Windows
4 40 (67.80%) Office 365
5 37 (62.71%) SharePoint
6 36 (61.02%) Active Directory
7 33 (55.93%) Skype
8 32 (54.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (52.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (49.15%) Windows Server
11 28 (47.46%) Security Cleared
11 28 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (44.07%) MS Excel
12 26 (44.07%) Exchange Server 2013
13 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
13 25 (42.37%) Exchange Server 2007
14 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (38.98%) MS Office
15 22 (37.29%) Migration
16 21 (35.59%) Blackberry
17 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
18 19 (32.20%) MCSE
18 19 (32.20%) SharePoint 2013
18 19 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2003
19 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
20 15 (25.42%) ITIL
21 14 (23.73%) Degree
22 13 (22.03%) Computer Science
22 13 (22.03%) SharePoint 2010

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 (88.14%) Skype for Business
2 47 (79.66%) MS Exchange
3 37 (62.71%) SharePoint
4 32 (54.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (44.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (42.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 19 (32.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (22.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (18.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (15.25%) OpenStack
11 6 (10.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 26 (44.07%) MS Excel
2 23 (38.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 40 (67.80%) Office 365
2 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.86%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (11.86%) Mimecast
4 5 (8.47%) OneDrive
4 5 (8.47%) Yammer
5 3 (5.08%) IaaS
6 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.93%) Skype
2 10 (16.95%) DNS
3 9 (15.25%) DHCP
4 7 (11.86%) Cisco IPT
4 7 (11.86%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 2 (3.39%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) PBX
6 1 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) Power BI
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (3.39%) Law
2 1 (1.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Architect
2 13 (22.03%) Messaging Support
3 11 (18.64%) Messaging Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Consultant
4 9 (15.25%) Messaging Specialist
5 8 (13.56%) Lync Specialist
5 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 7 (11.86%) Support Consultant
7 6 (10.17%) Messaging Consultant
8 5 (8.47%) Administrator
8 5 (8.47%) Analyst
8 5 (8.47%) Exchange Administrator
9 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Office 365 Architect
10 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (5.08%) Applications Specialist
10 3 (5.08%) Messaging Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Specialist
11 2 (3.39%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (35.59%) Blackberry
2 13 (22.03%) Computer Science
3 8 (13.56%) Visualisation
4 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
5 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (3.39%) IVR
7 2 (3.39%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 31 (52.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (49.15%) Windows Server
4 28 (47.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (38.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (13.56%) Android
6 8 (13.56%) Apple iOS
7 7 (11.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.29%) Migration
2 15 (25.42%) ITIL
3 10 (16.95%) Load Balancing
3 10 (16.95%) Presales
4 8 (13.56%) Content Management
4 8 (13.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (11.86%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (11.86%) Email Management
6 6 (10.17%) Change Management
7 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (8.47%) Identity Management
8 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.08%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (3.39%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.39%) Network Management
10 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
10 2 (3.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.25%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (47.46%) Security Cleared
2 25 (42.37%) SC Cleared
3 20 (33.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (32.20%) MCSE
5 14 (23.73%) Degree
6 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (61.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) MIMEsweeper
1 7 (11.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 7 (11.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (3.39%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) Cisco
3 9 (15.25%) HP
4 8 (13.56%) IronPort
4 8 (13.56%) Trend Micro
5 7 (11.86%) Clearswift
5 7 (11.86%) Symantec
5 7 (11.86%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) Avaya
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) Genesys
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Nortel
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