Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 837 821 833
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 -5
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 21 78 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.072% 0.050%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.13% 0.39% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 46 24
UK median daily rate £275 £424 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.10% +26.49% -16.25%
10th Percentile £196 £206 £122
90th Percentile £292 £501 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £425 £303
% change year-on-year -35.29% +40.50% -32.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
UK median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 with a requirement for application platform skills.

Contract Application Platform Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 16117 19888 20284
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 16.81% 18.37% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10418 13081 12543
UK median daily rate £438 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +7.69% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 490 699
UK median hourly rate £19.30 £20.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% +0.98% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.00 £42.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.73 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.35% +3.65% +14.29%

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 22 August 2017.

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 7 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 22 August 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
England +19 18 £275 -26.67% 3
UK excluding London +15 17 £275 -35.29% 3
North of England +42 11 £275 -1.79%
North East +42 11 £275 -1.79%
South East +13 5 - - 1
London +11 1 - -
South West 0 1 £350 -17.65% 2

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 20 (95.24%) MS Exchange
3 16 (76.19%) Skype
4 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
6 13 (61.90%) Windows
7 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
7 12 (57.14%) Office 365
7 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (52.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
8 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
8 11 (52.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (52.38%) ITIL
9 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (47.62%) Content Management
10 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
11 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (28.57%) Firewall
12 6 (28.57%) DNS
13 5 (23.81%) PSTN
13 5 (23.81%) Replication
14 4 (19.05%) Clustering
14 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
14 4 (19.05%) DHCP
14 4 (19.05%) MCSE

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 21 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 20 (95.24%) MS Exchange
3 15 (71.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (57.14%) SharePoint
5 11 (52.38%) SharePoint 2010
5 11 (52.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) Mimecast
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) Skype
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) PSTN
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
5 3 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.76%) LDAP
6 1 (4.76%) MPLS
6 1 (4.76%) NAS
6 1 (4.76%) PBX
6 1 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (4.76%) SSL
6 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.76%) VLAN
6 1 (4.76%) VPLS
6 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Messaging Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Messaging Support
3 7 (33.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Azure Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Messaging Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Messaging Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Replication
2 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Android
5 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 10 (47.62%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (47.62%) Content Management
3 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (19.05%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Axway
2 3 (14.29%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) IronPort
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Trend Micro