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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
Rank 600 575 559
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 24 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.079% 0.055%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.25% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 12
Average daily rate £423 £450 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £239 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £280 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £49.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £49.50 -

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
9442 9308 8887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.34% 18.02% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6133 5769 5264
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 320 314
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.08 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
- +4.95%

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 9 February 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 14 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 9 February 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
England -54 17 £600 +33.33% 5
South East -6 10 £508 +43.97%
Scotland - 7 £420 -
London -13 6 £600 +33.33% 3
Buckinghamshire - 4 £373 -
Erskine - 4 £420 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £420 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £385 -
West Sussex +4 2 - -
Crawley -7 2 - -
City of London +38 1 £368 -2.00% 1
North West -10 1 £425 - 1
Manchester - 1 £425 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £375 -

Office Communications Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (94.87%) Skype for Business
3 35 (89.74%) Windows
4 29 (74.36%) MS Exchange
5 25 (64.10%) SharePoint
5 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
5 25 (64.10%) Windows Server
5 25 (64.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (48.72%) Office 365
6 19 (48.72%) Hyper-V
7 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
8 17 (43.59%) Migration
8 17 (43.59%) VMware
9 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
11 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 12 (30.77%) DNS
12 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (25.64%) iPhone
13 9 (23.08%) WAN
13 9 (23.08%) Citrix
13 9 (23.08%) Firewall
13 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
14 8 (20.51%) Change Management
14 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
15 7 (17.95%) Polycom
15 7 (17.95%) Video Conferencing

Office Communications Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 37 (94.87%) Skype for Business
2 29 (74.36%) MS Exchange
3 25 (64.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (64.10%) SharePoint
4 18 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (17.95%) Live Communications Server
8 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (48.72%) Office 365
2 6 (15.38%) Google Apps
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 9 (23.08%) Firewall
2 9 (23.08%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) BIG-IP
3 5 (12.82%) Skype
3 5 (12.82%) WebEx
4 4 (10.26%) H.323
4 4 (10.26%) LDAP
4 4 (10.26%) SCCP
4 4 (10.26%) SMTP
5 2 (5.13%) DHCP
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) Intranet
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.56%) Softphone
6 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Messaging Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Lync Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Lync Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Messaging Specialist
4 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Office 365 Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Lync Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Messaging Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Office 365 Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) CSS
1 7 (17.95%) HTML
2 6 (15.38%) RSS
3 4 (10.26%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) iPhone
2 7 (17.95%) Blackberry
2 7 (17.95%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) iPad
4 3 (7.69%) Clustering
5 2 (5.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 35 (89.74%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Change Management
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
4 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.82%) Presales
5 4 (10.26%) Server Building
6 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.56%) CRM
7 1 (2.56%) Financial Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) MCSE
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) MCP
7 1 (2.56%) CNA
7 1 (2.56%) CNE
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCITP
7 1 (2.56%) MCTS
7 1 (2.56%) Novell Certification
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 19 (48.72%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (10.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 4 (10.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco
4 7 (17.95%) Polycom
5 6 (15.38%) Google
5 6 (15.38%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Adobe
6 5 (12.82%) F5
6 5 (12.82%) Palo Alto
6 5 (12.82%) Symantec
7 4 (10.26%) Dell
7 4 (10.26%) FireEye
8 2 (5.13%) Sophos
9 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.56%) BMC
9 1 (2.56%) IronPort
9 1 (2.56%) Juniper
9 1 (2.56%) Remedy
9 1 (2.56%) SAP