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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 567 513 538
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +25
Contract jobs citing MOS 19 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.088% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.46% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate
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£222 £175 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.85% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £115 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £123 £431
% change year-on-year
+165.30% -71.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -
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
9449 9079 8041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 18.96% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 5236 4338
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 410 459
Average hourly rate £22.20 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 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 3 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 -22 10 £222 +20.00% 1
North West - 5 - -
East of England +2 2 - - 3
South East -25 2 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 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 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 39 (73.58%) MS Office
3 35 (66.04%) Windows
4 26 (49.06%) Windows 7
5 25 (47.17%) MS Excel
6 18 (33.96%) Law
6 18 (33.96%) Legal
7 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (30.19%) ITIL
7 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
8 14 (26.42%) Finance
9 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
9 12 (22.64%) Citrix
10 11 (20.75%) Blackberry
10 11 (20.75%) WorkSite
11 10 (18.87%) SCCM
11 10 (18.87%) MCDST
11 10 (18.87%) SLA
12 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
12 9 (16.98%) MCITP
12 9 (16.98%) AppSense
12 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
13 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
13 8 (15.09%) Document Management
13 8 (15.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (15.09%) VPN
13 8 (15.09%) Windows XP
14 7 (13.21%) Interwoven
14 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
15 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 11 (20.75%) WorkSite
2 8 (15.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (9.43%) Lync
4 3 (5.66%) CMS
5 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (73.58%) MS Office
2 25 (47.17%) MS Excel
3 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.89%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) VPN
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
3 3 (5.66%) NAS
4 2 (3.77%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.77%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.77%) HTTP
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) SAN
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) WebEx
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 14 (26.42%) Finance
3 2 (3.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (64.15%) Analyst
2 22 (41.51%) Service Analyst
3 21 (39.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (22.64%) Support Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Team Leader
5 8 (15.09%) Technical Team Leader
5 8 (15.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 7 (13.21%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.55%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Training Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Desktop Support
9 2 (3.77%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) IT Trainer
9 2 (3.77%) Legal Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.89%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) 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
4 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 35 (66.04%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.09%) 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 16 (30.19%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) Incident Management
3 8 (15.09%) Document Management
3 8 (15.09%) ITIL V3
4 5 (9.43%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Service Management
5 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.55%) Business Process Improvement
5 4 (7.55%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.77%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.89%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.89%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.89%) Coaching
8 1 (1.89%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.77%) VBScript
3 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.87%) MCDST
3 9 (16.98%) MCITP
3 9 (16.98%) A+ Certification
3 9 (16.98%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) MCSA
5 4 (7.55%) MCSE
6 2 (3.77%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) XenApp
4 1 (1.89%) XenServer
4 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.77%) WMI
3 1 (1.89%) WSUS
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) TeamSite
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 41 (77.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Citrix
3 9 (16.98%) AppSense
4 7 (13.21%) Interwoven
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
6 2 (3.77%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.77%) Symantec
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle
6 2 (3.77%) LexisNexis
7 1 (1.89%) Synology
7 1 (1.89%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) CA
7 1 (1.89%) Nokia
7 1 (1.89%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy
7 1 (1.89%) McAfee
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