Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 18 September 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)
England > North East
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 88 143
Rank change year-on-year -16 +55 -25
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 1 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.082% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.51% 3.60% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 17
North East median daily rate £270 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -3.51% +128.00%
10th Percentile £260 £196 £206
90th Percentile £280 £288 £442
England median daily rate £444 £275 £425
% change year-on-year +61.36% -35.29% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
North East median hourly rate - - £28.00
England 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 the North East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 196 278 669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.01% 22.46% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 192 438
North East median daily rate £395 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +9.38% -27.27%
10th Percentile £285 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £541 £500
England median daily rate £455 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 46
North East median hourly rate £13.75 £24.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.88% -12.50% +93.10%
10th Percentile £11.70 £9.50 £15.00
90th Percentile £19.93 £40.00 £36.00
England median hourly rate £21.25 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in the North East

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in the North East

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 18 September 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
Tyne and Wear -8 1 £270 +36.71%
Office Communications Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 North East region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Skype

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft