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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 606 620 598
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 21 17 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.031% 0.089%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.23% 0.18% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 28
Median daily rate £365 £360 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -17.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £438
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -17.71%
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
8983 9220 10074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 17.90% 16.86% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5771 5845 6404
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 259 364
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £41.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.90 £17.50 £19.44
% change year-on-year
+19.40% -9.97%

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 5 December 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 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 5 December 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 +3 16 £398 +11.97% 1
London +1 8 £430 +19.86%
North East - 8 £358 - 1
Scotland +15 7 £375 -10.71%
Erskine +1 7 £375 -10.71%
Renfrewshire -2 7 £375 -10.71%
Tyne and Wear - 7 £440 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £440 - 1
City of London +6 3 £430 +17.00%
Belfast - 1 £355 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £355 -
County Antrim - 1 £355 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 45 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 43 (78.18%) Windows
4 41 (74.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (74.55%) Skype for Business
5 38 (69.09%) MS Exchange
6 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (63.64%) Skype
8 30 (54.55%) Office 365
9 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
9 29 (52.73%) SharePoint
10 27 (49.09%) Migration
10 27 (49.09%) Windows Server
11 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (43.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (38.18%) MCSE
13 21 (38.18%) SC Cleared
14 19 (34.55%) MS Office
15 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
16 17 (30.91%) SQL
16 17 (30.91%) Degree
17 16 (29.09%) Computer Science
18 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
18 15 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
18 15 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
18 15 (27.27%) Blackberry
19 14 (25.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 14 (25.45%) AIX

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 41 (74.55%) Skype for Business
2 38 (69.09%) MS Exchange
3 29 (52.73%) SharePoint
4 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (47.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 15 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 14 (25.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (16.36%) OpenStack
9 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (34.55%) MS Office
2 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 30 (54.55%) Office 365
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) Mimecast
5 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
5 3 (5.45%) Yammer
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (63.64%) Skype
2 14 (25.45%) DNS
3 13 (23.64%) DHCP
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (5.45%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.64%) Firewall
7 1 (1.82%) PBX
7 1 (1.82%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Power BI
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Architect
2 13 (23.64%) Messaging Support
3 11 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (18.18%) Messaging Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Messaging Specialist
6 8 (14.55%) Lync Specialist
6 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
7 7 (12.73%) Consultant
7 7 (12.73%) Messaging Support Engineer
8 6 (10.91%) Support Consultant
9 5 (9.09%) Office 365 Architect
10 4 (7.27%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (7.27%) Messaging Consultant
11 3 (5.45%) Collaboration Consultant
11 3 (5.45%) Data Centre Architect
12 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 2 (3.64%) Lync Engineer
12 2 (3.64%) Migration Architect
12 2 (3.64%) Storage Architect
12 2 (3.64%) Telephony Architect
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Computer Science
2 15 (27.27%) Blackberry
3 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
4 10 (18.18%) Visualisation
5 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.64%) IVR
6 2 (3.64%) PKI
7 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (78.18%) Windows
2 41 (74.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (52.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (49.09%) Windows Server
6 14 (25.45%) AIX
7 11 (20.00%) Android
7 11 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (49.09%) Migration
2 13 (23.64%) Content Management
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 11 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Email Management
5 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
5 4 (7.27%) Presales
6 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.64%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.64%) Network Management
8 1 (1.82%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.82%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.82%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.82%) Project Management
8 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 24 (43.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (38.18%) MCSE
3 21 (38.18%) SC Cleared
4 17 (30.91%) Degree
5 10 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) MCITP
6 1 (1.82%) MCTS
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.27%) MIMEsweeper
2 4 (7.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 11 (20.00%) Trend Micro
4 9 (16.36%) HP
5 8 (14.55%) IronPort
6 6 (10.91%) Cisco
7 4 (7.27%) Clearswift
7 4 (7.27%) Symantec
8 2 (3.64%) Avaya
8 2 (3.64%) Genesys
8 2 (3.64%) IBM
9 1 (1.82%) Nortel
9 1 (1.82%) SAP
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