Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 364 384
Rank change year-on-year -4 +20 -8
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 7 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.042% 0.090% 0.067%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.24% 0.49% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 9
South East median daily rate £300 £465 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.48% +29.17% -10.00%
England median daily rate £350 £438 £348
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.90% -13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
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 South East with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 2959 3040 3573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.58% 18.26% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1797 2130
South East median daily rate £406 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 123 117
South East median hourly rate £19.30 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.24% +21.62% +12.91%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £57.50 £40.06
England median hourly rate £20.44 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +2.56% +8.33%

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 24 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
Thames Valley -6 5 £300 -40.06%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £300 -
Hampshire +1 2 - -
Office Communications Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) Office 365
2 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (71.43%) DV Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) PSTN
3 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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 2007
2 5 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
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
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Messaging Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Messaging Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) DV Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow