The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 588 600 565
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs citing MOS 20 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.034% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.16% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 24
Median daily rate £231 £250 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £184 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £221
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £105
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +161.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 - £15.10
MOS
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9206 10445 10963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.13% 20.61% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5765 6371 6254
Median daily rate £420 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +0.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 507 497
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.27
% change year-on-year
- +50.56%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in England

MOS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the England region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram in England

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MOS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
London -3 9 £175 -19.54% 1
East of England - 5 £275 -
East Midlands - 4 £500 -
West Midlands -8 1 - -
South East - 1 £115 -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 24 (53.33%) MS Office
3 21 (46.67%) Windows
4 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
5 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
6 12 (26.67%) ITIL
7 11 (24.44%) Citrix
7 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
7 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
7 11 (24.44%) Windows Server
8 10 (22.22%) Service Management
8 10 (22.22%) Oracle
9 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.00%) Windows 7
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle UPK
10 8 (17.78%) Cisco
10 8 (17.78%) ERP
10 8 (17.78%) Primavera
10 8 (17.78%) BMC
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (15.56%) Law
11 7 (15.56%) Avaya
11 7 (15.56%) HP
11 7 (15.56%) Dell
11 7 (15.56%) Android
11 7 (15.56%) Toshiba
11 7 (15.56%) IP Telephony
11 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2003

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle UPK
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 24 (53.33%) MS Office
2 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Primavera
2 2 (4.44%) assyst
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (15.56%) IP Telephony
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) DHCP
3 2 (4.44%) DNS
3 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
3 2 (4.44%) NAS
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Law
2 5 (11.11%) Legal
3 3 (6.67%) Finance
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Front Office
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) French Language
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Service Analyst
2 14 (31.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (17.78%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Help Desk Support
4 7 (15.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Support
4 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Specialist
5 6 (13.33%) Support Specialist
6 5 (11.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 4 (8.89%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.89%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.89%) iPhone
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Life Science
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.22%) CMDB
5 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.56%) Android
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.44%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Unix
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Service Management
3 8 (17.78%) ERP
4 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.44%) Operations Management
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
6 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (2.22%) Gantt Chart
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) ITSM
6 1 (2.22%) Migration
6 1 (2.22%) Project Management
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) VBA
2 3 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.33%) MCSA
3 3 (6.67%) MCITP
3 3 (6.67%) MCSE
3 3 (6.67%) MCTS
4 2 (4.44%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (37.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
1 3 (6.67%) SCOM
1 3 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (24.44%) Citrix
3 10 (22.22%) Oracle
4 8 (17.78%) BMC
4 8 (17.78%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Avaya
5 7 (15.56%) Dell
5 7 (15.56%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) LANDesk
5 7 (15.56%) Toshiba
6 2 (4.44%) Adobe
6 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
6 2 (4.44%) SAP
6 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.22%) BT
7 1 (2.22%) iManage