The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / South East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 241 262 254
Rank change year-on-year +21 -8  
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 7 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.088% 0.053% 0.12%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.54% 0.30% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £354 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.38% +27.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £438 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £625 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £430 £450
% change year-on-year -36.04% -4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £13.00 £49.50
% change year-on-year - -73.73%  

Office Communications Server is in the application platform skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 1286 1651 1656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 16.24% 17.56% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 1076 922
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 77
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.60 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £48.50 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year - +3.91%  

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Office Communications Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Application Platforms category.

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in the South East

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

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

Office Communications Server
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire - 5 £354 -
Hampshire +14 2 - -
Office Communications Server
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (71.43%) Office 365
3 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
4 4 (57.14%) Change Management
4 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) Presales
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) Skype
6 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (28.57%) Firewall
6 2 (28.57%) Replication
6 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 2 (28.57%) PSTN
7 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) PSTN
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
1 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Support
3 1 (14.29%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Presales
3 2 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft