Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 824 851
Rank change year-on-year -27 +27 -41
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 20 67 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.064% 0.036%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.12% 0.34% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 37 18
UK median daily rate £283 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.53% +21.43% -12.17%
10th Percentile £196 £206 £213
90th Percentile £379 £501 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £400 £275
% change year-on-year -31.25% +45.45% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
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 16595 19611 20362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.70% 18.60% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10861 12817 12816
UK median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 508 621
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% +8.57%

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 October 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 9 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 October 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
UK excluding London +5 18 £275 -31.25%
England -21 18 £275 -37.14%
North of England +66 7 £275 -3.51%
North East +54 7 £275 -3.51%
South East +6 7 £300 -35.48%
London -3 2 £380 -24.08%
Northern Ireland - 2 £385 -
South West +7 1 £350 -17.65%
East of England - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 20 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 19 (95.00%) MS Exchange
3 15 (75.00%) ITIL
4 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (65.00%) Office 365
5 13 (65.00%) Windows
6 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (45.00%) Skype
9 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (30.00%) Content Management
11 6 (30.00%) DNS
11 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (25.00%) Symantec
12 5 (25.00%) Change Management
12 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
12 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
13 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
13 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (20.00%) DHCP

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 20 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 19 (95.00%) MS Exchange
3 14 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (45.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (40.00%) SharePoint
6 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (35.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) Skype
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 2 (10.00%) PSTN
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (5.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) MPLS
6 1 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.00%) PBX
6 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (5.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) SSL
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) VPLS
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Messaging Support
3 3 (15.00%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Support
4 2 (10.00%) Messaging Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Messaging Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (30.00%) Content Management
3 5 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Email Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (15.00%) Degree
5 3 (15.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (15.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
3 3 (15.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) IronPort
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Trend Micro
4 1 (5.00%) VMware