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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 536 531 553
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing MOS 42 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.079% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.46% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 7
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£210 £197 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +31.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £126 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £436 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-73.71% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.35 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.50 £17.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.10 £19.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.86%
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
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +16 19 £210 +20.00% 2
East of England -19 5 £115 -
South East +1 4 - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (90.80%) MS Office
2 68 (78.16%) Microsoft
3 49 (56.32%) MS Excel
4 45 (51.72%) Windows
5 28 (32.18%) Windows 7
6 24 (27.59%) Law
6 24 (27.59%) Legal
7 21 (24.14%) VBA
7 21 (24.14%) HP
8 20 (22.99%) Document Management
8 20 (22.99%) QA
9 19 (21.84%) ISTQB
9 19 (21.84%) Quality Management
9 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
9 19 (21.84%) Project Management
10 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
11 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
11 17 (19.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 16 (18.39%) ITIL
13 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
13 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
13 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
14 14 (16.09%) VPN
14 14 (16.09%) Citrix
14 14 (16.09%) E-Learning
15 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (14.94%) WorkSite
16 12 (13.79%) MCP
16 12 (13.79%) Finance
16 12 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (14.94%) WorkSite
2 11 (12.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
5 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.30%) Lync
7 1 (1.15%) CMS
Applications
1 79 (90.80%) MS Office
2 49 (56.32%) MS Excel
3 12 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (11.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.30%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (2.30%) InfoPath
5 2 (2.30%) AutoCAD
6 1 (1.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) VPN
2 3 (3.45%) ADSL
2 3 (3.45%) VoIP
3 2 (2.30%) Intranet
3 2 (2.30%) Internet
4 1 (1.15%) 3G
4 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
General
1 24 (27.59%) Law
1 24 (27.59%) Legal
2 12 (13.79%) Finance
3 5 (5.75%) Military
4 4 (4.60%) Banking
5 3 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.30%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (52.87%) Analyst
2 25 (28.74%) Service Analyst
2 25 (28.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (18.39%) Support Analyst
4 14 (16.09%) Tester
5 11 (12.64%) IT Trainer
5 11 (12.64%) Trainer
5 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Specialist
6 10 (11.49%) Help Desk Analyst
6 10 (11.49%) Legal Analyst
7 9 (10.34%) QA Tester
8 6 (6.90%) QA Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Legal IT Trainer
9 5 (5.75%) Technical Trainer
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Support Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.60%) Quality Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.15%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.69%) Blackberry
2 14 (16.09%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.45%) Statistics
3 3 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.30%) Handset
5 1 (1.15%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) PDA
5 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.15%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Windows
2 28 (32.18%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.24%) Windows XP
4 3 (3.45%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.30%) Android
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.30%) UNIX
5 2 (2.30%) Linux
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.99%) Document Management
2 19 (21.84%) Quality Management
2 19 (21.84%) Project Management
3 16 (18.39%) ITIL
4 15 (17.24%) Test Strategy
5 9 (10.34%) ITIL V3
6 7 (8.05%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (5.75%) ITIL V2
8 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.45%) Change Control
10 2 (2.30%) Coaching
10 2 (2.30%) Practice Management
10 2 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.30%) Requirements Management
11 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.15%) CRM
11 1 (1.15%) Information Management
11 1 (1.15%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.15%) Service Management
11 1 (1.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.14%) VBA
2 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.15%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ISTQB
2 17 (19.54%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 15 (17.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (13.79%) MCP
6 9 (10.34%) MCSA
6 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
7 5 (5.75%) A+ Certification
7 5 (5.75%) MCSE
7 5 (5.75%) Degree
8 3 (3.45%) MCDST
9 2 (2.30%) MCITP
9 2 (2.30%) CCNA
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.30%) MCT
9 2 (2.30%) ECDL
10 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.15%) ISEB
10 1 (1.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (22.99%) QA
2 9 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.60%) Terminal Server
3 3 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (78.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (24.14%) HP
3 14 (16.09%) Citrix
4 6 (6.90%) Interwoven
4 6 (6.90%) Apple
5 5 (5.75%) Remedy
6 4 (4.60%) AppSense
6 4 (4.60%) Google
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco
6 4 (4.60%) Sophos
6 4 (4.60%) Nokia
7 3 (3.45%) Reuters
7 3 (3.45%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.45%) VMware
7 3 (3.45%) F5
8 2 (2.30%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.30%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.30%) Adobe
8 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.30%) Symantec
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