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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 537 528 496
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -32
Contract jobs citing MOS 32 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.067% 0.024% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 11
Average daily rate
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£207 £164 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.41% -25.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £195 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £125 £425
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -70.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £8.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -67.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 £12.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
-20.83% -51.80%
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
10465 9126 7522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.94% 19.61% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6129 4987 4041
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 432 456
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.84 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.87% -27.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.74 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +24 21 £200 -1.23% 10
South West -6 10 £475 +280.00% 2
West Midlands - 1 £200 - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - - 4
North West - - - - 5
South East - - - - 5
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 66 (76.74%) MS Office
2 63 (73.26%) Microsoft
3 46 (53.49%) Windows
4 44 (51.16%) MS Excel
5 31 (36.05%) Windows 7
6 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
7 24 (27.91%) Law
8 23 (26.74%) Finance
9 20 (23.26%) Legal
9 20 (23.26%) Blackberry
10 19 (22.09%) ITIL
10 19 (22.09%) WorkSite
11 18 (20.93%) Citrix
11 18 (20.93%) VPN
12 17 (19.77%) Interwoven
12 17 (19.77%) MS PowerPoint
12 17 (19.77%) E-Learning
12 17 (19.77%) Spreadsheet
13 16 (18.60%) SCCM
13 16 (18.60%) SLA
14 15 (17.44%) Terminal Server
15 14 (16.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (15.12%) AppSense
17 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (11.63%) Windows XP
18 8 (9.30%) A+ Certification
19 7 (8.14%) Migration
19 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
19 7 (8.14%) Document Management
20 6 (6.98%) Business Analysis

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 19 (22.09%) WorkSite
2 14 (16.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.49%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.16%) Lync
Applications
1 66 (76.74%) MS Office
2 44 (51.16%) MS Excel
3 17 (19.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (19.77%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (5.81%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) VPN
2 3 (3.49%) ADSL
2 3 (3.49%) Internet
3 1 (1.16%) 3G
3 1 (1.16%) Wireless
3 1 (1.16%) NAS
3 1 (1.16%) VoIP
3 1 (1.16%) DHCP
3 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.16%) SAN
General
1 24 (27.91%) Law
2 23 (26.74%) Finance
3 20 (23.26%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (63.95%) Analyst
2 36 (41.86%) Service Analyst
3 35 (40.70%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Specialist
5 13 (15.12%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.47%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.98%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) IT Trainer
10 3 (3.49%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (3.49%) Junior
10 3 (3.49%) Trainer
10 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.26%) Blackberry
2 17 (19.77%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.16%) PDA
3 1 (1.16%) Statistics
3 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.16%) CMDB
3 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (53.49%) Windows
2 31 (36.05%) Windows 7
3 10 (11.63%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.81%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.49%) Android
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) ITIL
2 7 (8.14%) Migration
2 7 (8.14%) Document Management
2 7 (8.14%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (6.98%) Change Management
3 6 (6.98%) GAP Analysis
3 6 (6.98%) Business Process Improvement
3 6 (6.98%) ITIL V3
3 6 (6.98%) Business Analysis
3 6 (6.98%) Business Transformation
4 5 (5.81%) ITIL V2
5 4 (4.65%) Project Management
6 3 (3.49%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.33%) Quality Management
8 1 (1.16%) CRM
8 1 (1.16%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.49%) VBA
2 2 (2.33%) C
3 1 (1.16%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.30%) A+ Certification
3 5 (5.81%) MCP
3 5 (5.81%) MCSA
4 4 (4.65%) MCSE
4 4 (4.65%) MCITP
4 4 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.49%) MCDST
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) MCTS
7 1 (1.16%) ECDL
7 1 (1.16%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (29.07%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.44%) Terminal Server
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (18.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 63 (73.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) Citrix
3 17 (19.77%) Interwoven
4 13 (15.12%) AppSense
5 6 (6.98%) HP
6 4 (4.65%) Apple
6 4 (4.65%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) Google
8 2 (2.33%) BT
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco
8 2 (2.33%) IBM
9 1 (1.16%) Nokia
9 1 (1.16%) Dell
9 1 (1.16%) EMC
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle
9 1 (1.16%) LANDesk
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £250.12 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
QA Limited
Rate: £105.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
QA Limited
Rate: £187.50 per week
Posted: 18 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 18 days ago