Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 815 834
Rank change year-on-year -24 +19 -70
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 12 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.013% 0.052% 0.033%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.076% 0.28% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 18
England median daily rate £325 £438 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +27.27% -14.06%
10th Percentile £274 £205 £213
90th Percentile £371 £509 £463
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
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 15825 18187 18272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.68% 18.57% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10491 11860 11617
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £235
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 451 546
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +2.96% +7.92%
10th Percentile £11.08 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00

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 22 November 2017. 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 +1 7 £300 -35.48%
London -41 2 £380 -6.17%
North of England +51 1 £275 -9.09%
North East +48 1 £275 -9.09%
South West +5 1 £350 -17.65%
East of England - 1 - - 2
Office Communications Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 across the England region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) ITIL
4 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 7 (58.33%) Office 365
5 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (41.67%) Change Management
7 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) Symantec
8 3 (25.00%) Firewall
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (25.00%) Skype
9 2 (16.67%) Mimecast
9 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (16.67%) Replication
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (16.67%) MCSE
9 2 (16.67%) PSTN
9 2 (16.67%) DNS

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 12 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (8.33%) IIS
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) Skype
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) PSTN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) PBX
3 1 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPLS
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Support
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Content Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Email Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Clearswift
3 1 (8.33%) CommVault
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) IronPort
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) VMware