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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 518 547 512
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -35
Contract jobs citing MOS 54 21 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.045% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 4
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£210 £188 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £129 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £305 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £184 £128
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +44.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £13.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £16.68 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.10 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -12.50%
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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
10685 7972 8232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.55% 17.08% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6100 4580 4336
Average daily rate £395 £378 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £534 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 473 329 549
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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 November 2014.

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 27 November 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
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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 21 £210 +12.00%
South East -22 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
East of England -12 3 - -
North West - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 79 (89.77%) MS Office
2 69 (78.41%) Microsoft
3 52 (59.09%) Windows
4 51 (57.95%) MS Excel
5 36 (40.91%) Windows 7
6 29 (32.95%) Law
7 27 (30.68%) Legal
8 25 (28.41%) Active Directory
9 22 (25.00%) Blackberry
9 22 (25.00%) E-Learning
10 20 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
11 18 (20.45%) Spreadsheet
11 18 (20.45%) WorkSite
12 17 (19.32%) VPN
12 17 (19.32%) ITIL
13 16 (18.18%) Citrix
13 16 (18.18%) Finance
14 15 (17.05%) Windows XP
15 14 (15.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (14.77%) Document Management
16 13 (14.77%) Interwoven
16 13 (14.77%) SLA
16 13 (14.77%) SCCM
17 12 (13.64%) HP
17 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
18 11 (12.50%) A+ Certification
18 11 (12.50%) Terminal Server
19 10 (11.36%) AppSense
19 10 (11.36%) Project Management
19 10 (11.36%) VBA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 18 (20.45%) WorkSite
2 14 (15.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.27%) Lync
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 79 (89.77%) MS Office
2 51 (57.95%) MS Excel
3 20 (22.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (20.45%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (5.68%) AutoCAD
6 2 (2.27%) InfoPath
6 2 (2.27%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) VPN
2 3 (3.41%) ADSL
2 3 (3.41%) VoIP
3 2 (2.27%) Intranet
3 2 (2.27%) Internet
3 2 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.14%) Wireless
4 1 (1.14%) DHCP
4 1 (1.14%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 29 (32.95%) Law
2 27 (30.68%) Legal
3 16 (18.18%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Banking
5 3 (3.41%) Military
5 3 (3.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
6 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (52.27%) Analyst
2 33 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 33 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Specialist
4 14 (15.91%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (7.95%) IT Trainer
6 7 (7.95%) Trainer
7 6 (6.82%) Tester
7 6 (6.82%) Legal Analyst
7 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.41%) Legal IT Trainer
8 3 (3.41%) Quality Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (3.41%) QA Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Trainer
8 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) OLE
2 2 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 22 (25.00%) E-Learning
2 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.27%) Handset
4 1 (1.14%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.14%) CMDB
4 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.14%) PDA
4 1 (1.14%) Statistics
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
4 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (59.09%) Windows
2 36 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.05%) Windows XP
4 5 (5.68%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.27%) Linux
5 2 (2.27%) UNIX
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 13 (14.77%) Document Management
3 10 (11.36%) Project Management
4 8 (9.09%) Quality Management
5 7 (7.95%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.82%) ITIL V3
6 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
7 4 (4.55%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (4.55%) ITIL V2
8 3 (3.41%) Change Control
9 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.27%) Practice Management
9 2 (2.27%) Requirements Management
9 2 (2.27%) Coaching
10 1 (1.14%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.14%) Information Assurance
10 1 (1.14%) Data Protection
10 1 (1.14%) Time Management
10 1 (1.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.36%) VBA
2 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 9 (10.23%) MCP
3 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 8 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 6 (6.82%) MCSA
6 5 (5.68%) MCITP
6 5 (5.68%) MCSE
7 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (3.41%) MCDST
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.27%) CCNA
10 1 (1.14%) Degree
10 1 (1.14%) MCTS
10 1 (1.14%) ISEB
10 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) SLA
2 9 (10.23%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (28.41%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) Terminal Server
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 69 (78.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (18.18%) Citrix
3 13 (14.77%) Interwoven
4 12 (13.64%) HP
5 10 (11.36%) AppSense
6 8 (9.09%) Apple
7 4 (4.55%) Nokia
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco
7 4 (4.55%) Google
8 3 (3.41%) VMware
8 3 (3.41%) Remedy
9 2 (2.27%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.27%) Adobe
9 2 (2.27%) IBM
9 2 (2.27%) Oracle
9 2 (2.27%) Symantec
9 2 (2.27%) BT
9 2 (2.27%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.27%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.14%) F5
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