Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 864 851 821
Rank change year-on-year -13 -30 +19
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 8 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.012% 0.051%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.049% 0.070% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 24
England median daily rate £325 £350 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% +25.90%
10th Percentile £305 £310 £223
90th Percentile £520 £374 £517
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £402
% change year-on-year -13.33% -6.72% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
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 16,306 15,797 17,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.91% 16.62% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,634 10,556 11,505
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 385 421
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office Communications Server in England over the 6 months to 11 December 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 11 December 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
London +19 5 - -
South West -34 3 £325 -7.14% 3
South East -16 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Office Communications Server
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Skype
2 7 (87.50%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (87.50%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Windows
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) MCSA
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) MCP
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) MCTS
5 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 4 (50.00%) ITSM
5 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
5 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Office 365
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Skype
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Designer
2 1 (12.50%) Email Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365 Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Migration
1 7 (87.50%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) ITSM
2 4 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Presales
5 1 (12.50%) Process Management
5 1 (12.50%) Security Hardening
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
2 4 (50.00%) MCP
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) MCTS
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) PMP
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
1 1 (12.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (37.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) IronPort
3 3 (37.50%) VMware