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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 154 195 214
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +19
Contract jobs citing MOS 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.086% 0.091% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.61% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate - £203 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £200 £110
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.52 -
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
513 824 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.69% 15.07% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 617 799
Average daily rate £450 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £569 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.78 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.80 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) iManage
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) IT Trainer
3 1 (33.33%) Legal Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Legal IT Trainer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Trainer
3 1 (33.33%) Trainer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) iManage
2 1 (33.33%) Mitel
2 1 (33.33%) VMware