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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 551 567 493
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -74
Contract jobs citing MOS 32 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.030% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.16% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 19
Average daily rate
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£200 £125 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £98 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £110 £425
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -74.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.27 - £22.45
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.51 - £20.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 - £24.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.52 - £24.90
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
9741 9671 7835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.28% 19.50% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5592 5579 4212
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 485 437
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 27 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MOS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 April 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 -1 16 £214 -0.46% 3
North West - 6 - -
South West -1 5 £115 +10.84%
West Midlands - 4 £200 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 37 (68.52%) MS Office
3 28 (51.85%) Windows
4 22 (40.74%) MS Excel
5 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
6 16 (29.63%) Finance
7 15 (27.78%) Law
7 15 (27.78%) ITIL
8 14 (25.93%) Legal
9 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (20.37%) Blackberry
11 9 (16.67%) Citrix
11 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.67%) WorkSite
11 9 (16.67%) MCDST
12 8 (14.81%) Document Management
12 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
12 8 (14.81%) ITIL V3
12 8 (14.81%) VPN
12 8 (14.81%) SLA
12 8 (14.81%) Interwoven
12 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
12 8 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (12.96%) Migration
13 7 (12.96%) Terminal Server
13 7 (12.96%) SCCM
13 7 (12.96%) AppSense
14 6 (11.11%) MCITP
14 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (16.67%) WorkSite
2 8 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.56%) CMS
3 3 (5.56%) Lync
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 37 (68.52%) MS Office
2 22 (40.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
1 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) VPN
2 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.85%) SAN
General
1 16 (29.63%) Finance
2 15 (27.78%) Law
3 14 (25.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (66.67%) Analyst
2 21 (38.89%) Service Analyst
3 20 (37.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (18.52%) Support Analyst
5 7 (12.96%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Team Leader
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Team Leader
6 6 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Training Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.56%) Consultant
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Support Specialist
8 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.70%) Trainer
8 2 (3.70%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.81%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.70%) Android
5 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.78%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Document Management
2 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
2 8 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 7 (12.96%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 6 (11.11%) Change Management
4 6 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
4 6 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) ITIL V2
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) Service Management
6 1 (1.85%) Quality Management
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.85%) C
1 1 (1.85%) SQL
1 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.67%) MCDST
2 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) MCITP
3 6 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.56%) MCSA
5 2 (3.70%) MCSE
5 2 (3.70%) CCNA
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.85%) ECDL
6 1 (1.85%) MCP
6 1 (1.85%) MCT
6 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.67%) Citrix
3 8 (14.81%) Interwoven
4 7 (12.96%) AppSense
5 2 (3.70%) VMware
6 1 (1.85%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.85%) Synology
6 1 (1.85%) HP
6 1 (1.85%) EMC
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Cisco