The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 196 198 200
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing MOS 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.045% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.59% 0.29% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
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£203 £260 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.11% +44.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £144 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £4.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
853 1031 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.17% 15.33% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 710 592
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOS across the City of London region.

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the City of London region.

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) MS Office
3 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
4 8 (57.14%) Law
5 7 (50.00%) Legal
6 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 5 (35.71%) WorkSite
8 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) VPN
9 3 (21.43%) Citrix
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (14.29%) MCSE
10 2 (14.29%) MCSA
10 2 (14.29%) Cisco
10 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 2 (14.29%) Interwoven
10 2 (14.29%) Internet
10 2 (14.29%) VMware
10 2 (14.29%) Document Management
10 2 (14.29%) SCCM
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (7.14%) C
11 1 (7.14%) MCP
11 1 (7.14%) VoIP
11 1 (7.14%) SLA
11 1 (7.14%) CCNA
11 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) WorkSite
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (78.57%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) 3G
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 8 (57.14%) Law
2 7 (50.00%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Support Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Service Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (28.57%) Legal Analyst
5 3 (21.43%) IT Trainer
5 3 (21.43%) Trainer
6 2 (14.29%) Legal IT Trainer
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Trainer
7 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (7.14%) IT Support
7 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Handset
2 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCDST
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Interwoven
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) LANDesk