The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 124 148 148
Rank change year-on-year
+24 0
Contract jobs citing MOS 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.36% 0.065% 0.096%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.79% 0.37% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £130 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+207.69% +10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £130 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £130 £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £488 £125
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +290.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +57.89%
MOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
502 538 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 20.05% 17.43% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 279 292
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 64 35
Median hourly rate £27.60 £21.01 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% +10.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £49.25 £41.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MOS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 9 £400 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 East of England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 12 (100.00%) MS Office
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) SCOM
3 6 (50.00%) assyst
3 6 (50.00%) VBA
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) Adobe
5 3 (25.00%) Marketing
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (8.33%) MCSA
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Front Office
7 1 (8.33%) VMware

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Applications
1 12 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 12 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (50.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Applications Support
1 7 (58.33%) Support Specialist
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Specialist
3 5 (41.67%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 4 (33.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 3 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (16.67%) Desktop Specialist
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Specialist
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (41.67%) XenApp
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Adobe
4 1 (8.33%) VMware