Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 - 189
Rank change year-on-year - +189 -
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 20 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.37% - 0.41%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.41% - 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 13
Scotland median daily rate £409 - £440
10th Percentile £265 - £293
90th Percentile £473 - £470
UK median daily rate £409 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +48.55% -26.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 831 799 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.57% 16.86% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 467 632
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
10th Percentile £206 £223 £223
90th Percentile £525 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 28
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -47.22% +80.00%
10th Percentile £12.17 £16.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £26.69 £42.30
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office Communications Server in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office Communications Server in Scotland

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Renfrewshire - 15 £409 -
Glasgow - 5 £456 -
Office Communications Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 20 (100.00%) Office 365
1 20 (100.00%) Skype
2 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
5 16 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (75.00%) PowerShell
6 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (55.00%) MCSE
8 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (50.00%) Degree
9 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
9 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
9 10 (50.00%) Migration
9 10 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (45.00%) DHCP
10 9 (45.00%) DNS
10 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (30.00%) ITIL
12 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 17 (85.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (10.00%) IIS
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (5.00%) IBM Domino
8 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (100.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Skype
2 9 (45.00%) DHCP
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Designer
2 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Messaging Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Lync Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Messaging Support
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
1 19 (95.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
2 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Use Case
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Decision-Making
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (55.00%) MCSE
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.00%) ISA Server
6 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Veritas
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Ivanti
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus