Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 853 859 816
Rank change year-on-year +6 -43 +43
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 30 19 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.019% 0.084%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.17% 0.11% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 55
UK median daily rate £409 £275 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.55% -34.91% +24.26%
10th Percentile £262 £196 £211
90th Percentile £519 £293 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £275 £423
% change year-on-year +48.55% -34.91% +40.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
UK median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 17,246 16,556 19,847
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.73% 16.77% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,297 10,730 13,110
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 417 499
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £12.22 £10.90 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.13 £19.99 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.70% -4.83% +5.00%

Office Communications Server
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office Communications Server over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office Communications Server.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office Communications Server in the UK

Office Communications Server
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 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
UK excluding London -3 27 £409 +48.55% 2
Scotland - 21 £409 -
England -16 9 £444 +61.36% 2
London +14 3 £444 -
South West +1 3 £325 -7.14%
North of England -20 3 £513 +86.36%
North West - 2 £531 -
North East -12 1 £270 -1.82%

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 30 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 29 (96.67%) Office 365
2 29 (96.67%) Skype
3 22 (73.33%) MS Exchange
4 21 (70.00%) Windows
4 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
5 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
7 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
7 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
7 16 (53.33%) Migration
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
11 12 (40.00%) DNS
12 11 (36.67%) MCSE
12 11 (36.67%) Degree
12 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
13 10 (33.33%) DHCP
13 10 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (20.00%) ITIL
15 6 (20.00%) Incident Management

Office Communications Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 22 (73.33%) MS Exchange
3 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (63.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
5 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (10.00%) IIS
6 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (3.33%) IBM Domino
8 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (96.67%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) Skype
2 12 (40.00%) DNS
3 10 (33.33%) DHCP
4 6 (20.00%) Unified Communications
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) SMTP
7 1 (3.33%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Designer
1 6 (20.00%) Lync Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Messaging Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Email Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
1 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
3 5 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Use Case
5 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (3.33%) Presales
6 1 (3.33%) Security Hardening
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
1 16 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (36.67%) Degree
3 11 (36.67%) MCSE
4 10 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
6 2 (6.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Veritas
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus