The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 555 492 550
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +58
Contract jobs citing MOS 16 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.066% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.37% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
Average daily rate £125 £225 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £192 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £425 £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-74.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £22.45 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.90 £16.75
% change year-on-year
- +48.65%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9977 7937 9704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.48% 18.15% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5741 4261 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 438 527
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
MOS
UK

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -14 6 £325 -23.52%
London -36 5 £215 -3.37% 1
Yorkshire -22 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 30 (90.91%) MS Office
2 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) Windows
4 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
4 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
5 11 (33.33%) Law
5 11 (33.33%) Legal
6 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) VBA
8 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.12%) Banking
11 4 (12.12%) HP
11 4 (12.12%) A+ Certification
11 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
11 4 (12.12%) MCT
11 4 (12.12%) QA
11 4 (12.12%) Document Management
11 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL V2
12 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) WorkSite
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (90.91%) MS Office
2 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (12.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) DNS
General
1 11 (33.33%) Law
1 11 (33.33%) Legal
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
3 2 (6.06%) Russian Language
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Military
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (36.36%) Service Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) IT Trainer
3 7 (21.21%) Trainer
4 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (15.15%) Legal Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) IT Support
7 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (9.09%) Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
8 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
8 2 (6.06%) Legal IT Trainer
8 2 (6.06%) Technical Trainer
9 1 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
9 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
9 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Technician
9 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.06%) Video Editing
1 2 (6.06%) Statistics
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 9 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Document Management
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL V3
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL V2
3 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Quality Management
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.03%) Information Management
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) VBA
2 3 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.12%) A+ Certification
3 4 (12.12%) MCT
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
4 3 (9.09%) MCP
5 2 (6.06%) ECDL
5 2 (6.06%) MCDST
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) Adobe
4 1 (3.03%) Interwoven
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