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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 186 219 214
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -5
Contract jobs citing MOS 11 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.096% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 0.65% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Average daily rate
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£190 £240 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £182 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £381 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.86%
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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
916 1084 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.51% 14.94% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 745 722
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 28 36
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.45% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.49 £48.00 £39.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 20 (83.33%) MS Office
3 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 15 (62.50%) Law
4 13 (54.17%) Legal
5 12 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 7 (29.17%) WorkSite
8 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (20.83%) Citrix
9 5 (20.83%) VPN
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (12.50%) MCSE
11 3 (12.50%) MCSA
11 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 3 (12.50%) SCCM
12 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 2 (8.33%) Android
12 2 (8.33%) MCDST
12 2 (8.33%) VMware
12 2 (8.33%) E-Learning
12 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (8.33%) SLA
12 2 (8.33%) Cisco
12 2 (8.33%) CCNA
12 2 (8.33%) Interwoven
12 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
13 1 (4.17%) ITIL V2

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (29.17%) WorkSite
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (83.33%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) 3G
2 1 (4.17%) Wireless
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
General
1 15 (62.50%) Law
2 13 (54.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (87.50%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (45.83%) Support Analyst
4 10 (41.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 10 (41.67%) Legal Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) IT Trainer
5 6 (25.00%) Trainer
6 5 (20.83%) Technical Trainer
6 5 (20.83%) Legal IT Trainer
7 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.17%) IT Support
8 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
8 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL V2
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Coaching
3 1 (4.17%) Document Management
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCSE
2 3 (12.50%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) MCDST
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Server
3 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Interwoven
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia
4 1 (4.17%) Wyse
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