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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 187 209 217
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +8
Contract jobs citing MOS 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.11% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 0.73% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
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£175 £197 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.16% -29.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £144 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £381 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-71.42% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.93% -3.03%
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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
904 1094 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.32% 15.09% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 764 704
Average daily rate £440 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.67 £48.00 £38.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 16 (88.89%) MS Office
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Law
2 11 (61.11%) Legal
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) WorkSite
8 3 (16.67%) VPN
8 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (11.11%) E-Learning
9 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
10 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
10 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
10 1 (5.56%) SCCM
10 1 (5.56%) Time Management
10 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.56%) Android
10 1 (5.56%) Learning Management System
10 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
10 1 (5.56%) MCDST
10 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (5.56%) Wyse
10 1 (5.56%) Handset
10 1 (5.56%) VMware
10 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (22.22%) WorkSite
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (88.89%) MS Office
2 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 11 (61.11%) Law
1 11 (61.11%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Support Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Help Desk Analyst
3 8 (44.44%) Legal Analyst
4 5 (27.78%) IT Trainer
4 5 (27.78%) Trainer
5 4 (22.22%) Technical Trainer
5 4 (22.22%) Legal IT Trainer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Training Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.56%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) E-Learning
3 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.56%) Learning Management System
3 1 (5.56%) Handset
3 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL
1 1 (5.56%) Time Management
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
1 1 (5.56%) ITIL V2
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) CCNA
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) Interwoven
3 1 (5.56%) Nokia
3 1 (5.56%) Wyse
3 1 (5.56%) VMware