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 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 167 202 191
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -11
Contract jobs citing MOS 5 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.82% 0.74% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 8
Median daily rate £183 £238 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.35% +36.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £185 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £412 £216
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £125
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +290.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +57.89%
MOS
London

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
609 816 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.59% 15.11% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 591 637
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £12.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.05 £44.12 £31.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 8 (100.00%) MS Office
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) MCSA
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
7 1 (12.50%) MCITP
7 1 (12.50%) WSUS
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) iPhone
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (12.50%) Office 365
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) LAN

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (37.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support
6 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Help Desk Support
6 1 (12.50%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ITSM
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) VMware