Period
to 22 February 2019

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 February 2019 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 868 870 808
Rank change year-on-year +2 -62 +48
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 11 15 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.015% 0.057%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.068% 0.091% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 38
UK median daily rate £380 £335 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% -4.96% -9.62%
10th Percentile £370 £269 £263
90th Percentile £392 £400 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £300 £295
% change year-on-year +26.67% +1.69% -28.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 16,060 16,534 17,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.22% 16.28% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,392 11,043 11,036
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 380 364
UK median hourly rate £19.65 £19.00 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.39% -2.88% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.63 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £18.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -6.76% -3.90% +1.32%

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 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 22 February 2019. 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 +16 8 £380 +11.76% 2
UK excluding London -8 6 £380 +26.67% 1
London +36 5 - - 1
South East -16 4 £380 +26.67%
Northern Ireland +13 1 - -
Scotland -3 1 - -
North of England - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (90.91%) Office 365
2 10 (90.91%) Skype for Business
3 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
3 9 (81.82%) Windows
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
4 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
4 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
4 8 (72.73%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (63.64%) Skype
5 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (54.55%) Migration
6 6 (54.55%) DHCP
6 6 (54.55%) DNS
6 6 (54.55%) MCSE
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
7 5 (45.45%) MCTS
7 5 (45.45%) MCITP
7 5 (45.45%) IronPort
7 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (45.45%) MCSA

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 10 (90.91%) Skype for Business
2 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (72.73%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (90.91%) Office 365
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Skype
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) PSTN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) Designer
1 2 (18.18%) Messaging Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
2 1 (9.09%) Lync Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Voice Architect
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
1 8 (72.73%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Problem Management
3 5 (45.45%) Decision-Making
3 5 (45.45%) ITSM
3 5 (45.45%) Proactive Monitoring
3 5 (45.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Antivirus Management
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Patch Management
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Management
4 4 (36.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) Mentoring
5 3 (27.27%) Presales
6 1 (9.09%) Proactive Management
6 1 (9.09%) Process Management
6 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (9.09%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) MCITP
3 5 (45.45%) MCP
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) MCTS
4 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) CCNA
6 1 (9.09%) CCVP
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) GDPR
1 1 (9.09%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (36.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) IronPort
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat