Period
to 20 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 809 847 808
Rank change year-on-year +38 -39 +37
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 5 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.005% 0.027%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.037% 0.032% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 17
England median daily rate £193 £513 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.44% +86.36% -35.29%
10th Percentile £191 £301 £196
90th Percentile £269 £538 £317
UK median daily rate £234 £409 £275
% change year-on-year -42.78% +48.55% -35.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 13,348 15,736 14,950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.71% 16.56% 17.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 10,423 9,668
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +0.50% +5.35%
10th Percentile £273 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £431
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.47% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 372 373
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.65% +2.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £51.25 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.86 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.28% +2.56% -2.50%

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 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 July 2019. 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 East - 3 £193 -
West Midlands - 2 £275 - 2
Midlands - 2 £275 - 2
Office Communications Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Domino
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Lotus
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) TOWER Software
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) IronPort
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro

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 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (20.00%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) ATM
1 1 (20.00%) Skype
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Domino Support
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus Notes Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus Notes Support
3 1 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Messaging Support
3 1 (20.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Preventative Maintenance
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (40.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (20.00%) IronPort
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
3 1 (20.00%) Trend Micro