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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 575 531 537
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +6
Contract jobs citing MOS 20 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.079% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.42% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 6
Average daily rate
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£274 £180 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £122 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £265 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £120 £438
% change year-on-year
+306.25% -72.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+54.38% -
MOS
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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 England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9843 9224 8269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.10% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5255 4491
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 402 454
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 11 £230 +21.05% 3
South West -6 3 £488 +290.00%
South East -18 3 - - 1
East of England -1 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 42 (79.25%) MS Office
2 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
3 37 (69.81%) Windows
4 29 (54.72%) Windows 7
5 24 (45.28%) MS Excel
6 18 (33.96%) Law
6 18 (33.96%) Legal
7 17 (32.08%) ITIL
7 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
9 13 (24.53%) Citrix
9 13 (24.53%) Incident Management
9 13 (24.53%) WorkSite
10 12 (22.64%) Finance
11 11 (20.75%) SCCM
12 10 (18.87%) MCDST
12 10 (18.87%) MCITP
12 10 (18.87%) Blackberry
12 10 (18.87%) SLA
13 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
13 9 (16.98%) AppSense
13 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
14 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
14 8 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
14 8 (15.09%) Document Management
15 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 7 (13.21%) VPN
15 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
15 7 (13.21%) Lync
16 6 (11.32%) MCSA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (24.53%) WorkSite
2 7 (13.21%) Lync
2 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.66%) CMS
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (79.25%) MS Office
2 24 (45.28%) MS Excel
3 8 (15.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.77%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP CCM
1 2 (3.77%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
2 5 (9.43%) DNS
2 5 (9.43%) DHCP
2 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.66%) HTTP
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.77%) NAS
4 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.89%) WebEx
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) MySQL
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 18 (33.96%) Law
1 18 (33.96%) Legal
2 12 (22.64%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Analyst
2 24 (45.28%) Service Analyst
3 23 (43.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (26.42%) Support Analyst
5 9 (16.98%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
6 8 (15.09%) Technical Team Leader
6 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Support Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Training Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Legal Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) IT Support
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) CMDB
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 29 (54.72%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.21%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) ITIL
2 13 (24.53%) Incident Management
3 8 (15.09%) Document Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.32%) Change Management
5 5 (9.43%) Service Management
6 4 (7.55%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Migration
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Business Process Improvement
6 4 (7.55%) Business Transformation
7 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.66%) Coaching
8 2 (3.77%) Security Patching
8 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.77%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.77%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.66%) VBScript
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.87%) MCDST
2 10 (18.87%) MCITP
3 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
3 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.32%) MCSA
5 5 (9.43%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) MCP
6 2 (3.77%) MCTS
7 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) XenApp
3 2 (3.77%) XenServer
3 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.66%) WMI
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.77%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.77%) Nagios
3 2 (3.77%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.89%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Citrix
3 9 (16.98%) AppSense
4 6 (11.32%) Interwoven
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco
6 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.66%) Symantec
7 2 (3.77%) JD Edwards
7 2 (3.77%) Google
7 2 (3.77%) Splunk
7 2 (3.77%) LexisNexis
7 2 (3.77%) CA
7 2 (3.77%) Adobe
7 2 (3.77%) Oracle
7 2 (3.77%) SAP
7 2 (3.77%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) BT
7 2 (3.77%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) Nokia
8 1 (1.89%) Apple
London
Imageframe Ltd
Rate: £200 per day - 6 month contract with option to extend
Posted: 22 days ago