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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 142 124 132
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing MOS 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.097% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 0.90% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £107 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-75.54% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.10 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -6.06%
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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 East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
575 444 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.63% 18.38% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 226 275
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £194 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 63
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £10.70 £14.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Daily Rate
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% Change
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MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Google
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (50.00%) ADSL
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Nokia
4 2 (33.33%) Apple
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCSA
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) ADSL
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Google
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Nokia
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy