The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the East of England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - 116 132
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England - 0.043% 0.064%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-71.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £24.90 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.90 £16.75
% change year-on-year
- +48.65%
Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
546 419 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.95% 18.17% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 217 303
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 69
Average hourly rate £27.75 £29.80 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +19.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
MOS
England

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - - - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 6 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Google