Period
to 20 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Office Communications Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office Communications Server over the 6 months to 20 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS)
UK > England
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 830 809 829
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20 -31
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 8 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.020% 0.053%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.051% 0.12% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 30
England median daily rate £444 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.36% -26.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £288 £196 £218
90th Percentile £556 £294 £501
UK median daily rate £409 £275 £424
% change year-on-year +48.55% -35.10% +26.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
England median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK median hourly rate - - £28.00

Office Communications Server is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 15,700 14,970 18,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.82% 16.97% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,362 9,734 12,336
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.92%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £602 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 380 444
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.47 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.16% +2.34% +1.27%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £19.63 £20.39
% change year-on-year +3.18% -3.75% +1.95%

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Office Communications Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in England

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office Communications Server in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in England

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office Communications Server in England over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office Communications Server in England

Office Communications Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office Communications Server in England

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -11 3 £325 -7.14%
North of England -35 3 £513 +86.36%
London -21 2 £444 - 1
North West - 2 £531 -
North East -12 1 £270 -1.82%
Office Communications Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Office Communications Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (87.50%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Skype
3 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) Migration
3 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) PMI
5 2 (25.00%) PMP
5 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
6 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Presales
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
6 1 (12.50%) Degree

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Email Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) VMware