Period
to 18 November 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 18 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 824 868
Rank change year-on-year -50 +44 -59
Contract jobs citing Office Communications Server 15 62 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.059% 0.031%
As % of the Application Platforms category 0.088% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 32 19
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -13.75%
10th Percentile £236 £201 £226
90th Percentile £388 £501 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £301
% change year-on-year -23.53% +41.08% -24.69%
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 16983 19569 20287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.64% 18.52% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11149 12702 12762
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £229
90th Percentile £606 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 489 607
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.73 £19.19
% change year-on-year -3.52% +8.05% +9.63%

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 18 November 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 18 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
England +2 13 £300 -31.43% 2
UK excluding London -1 13 £325 -23.53% 2
South East +6 7 £300 -35.48%
North East +45 2 £236 -15.63%
North of England +43 2 £236 -15.63%
London -16 2 £380 -16.48%
Northern Ireland - 2 £385 -
South West +10 1 £350 -17.65%
East of England - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 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 with a requirement for Office Communications Server.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 15 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 14 (93.33%) MS Exchange
3 11 (73.33%) ITIL
4 10 (66.67%) Windows
5 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (53.33%) Office 365
7 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
8 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (33.33%) Symantec
9 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) Change Management
10 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (26.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (26.67%) Skype
10 4 (26.67%) Mimecast
11 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (20.00%) Email Management
11 3 (20.00%) Firewall
11 3 (20.00%) Cisco
11 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
11 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (20.00%) Clearswift
11 3 (20.00%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (20.00%) SharePoint

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 15 (100.00%) Skype for Business
2 14 (93.33%) MS Exchange
3 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Office 365
2 4 (26.67%) Mimecast
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Skype
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) PSTN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) MPLS
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.67%) PBX
4 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPLS
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Support
3 2 (13.33%) Messaging Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Support
4 1 (6.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Email Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (20.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) CommVault
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) IronPort
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) VMware