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 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 564 534 500
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -34
Contract jobs citing MOS 22 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.060% 0.048%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.23% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
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£214 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £100 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £312 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £115 £425
% change year-on-year
+73.91% -72.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% -9.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £19.00 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 £19.00 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.52 - -
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
9492 9267 7633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.94% 19.30% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5509 5486 4114
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 473 427
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

MOS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 +13 9 £214 -8.93% 3
North West - 8 - -
West Midlands - 3 £200 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 40 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 38 (69.09%) MS Office
3 32 (58.18%) Windows
4 25 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
6 18 (32.73%) Law
7 17 (30.91%) Legal
7 17 (30.91%) Finance
8 16 (29.09%) ITIL
9 14 (25.45%) Active Directory
9 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (23.64%) Blackberry
11 11 (20.00%) MCDST
11 11 (20.00%) WorkSite
12 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
12 10 (18.18%) Citrix
12 10 (18.18%) SLA
13 9 (16.36%) VPN
13 9 (16.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (16.36%) Interwoven
13 9 (16.36%) ITIL V3
13 9 (16.36%) Document Management
14 8 (14.55%) AppSense
14 8 (14.55%) MCITP
14 8 (14.55%) SCCM
14 8 (14.55%) A+ Certification
14 8 (14.55%) Terminal Server
14 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
15 7 (12.73%) Migration

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (20.00%) WorkSite
2 9 (16.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (7.27%) Lync
4 3 (5.45%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 38 (69.09%) MS Office
2 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
1 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.36%) VPN
2 2 (3.64%) Internet
2 2 (3.64%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) VoIP
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (32.73%) Law
2 17 (30.91%) Legal
2 17 (30.91%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (65.45%) Analyst
2 20 (36.36%) Service Analyst
3 19 (34.55%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Team Leader
5 8 (14.55%) Technical Team Leader
5 8 (14.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 6 (10.91%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Business Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) IT Trainer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Training Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Trainer
8 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) IT Support
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) E-Learning
2 1 (1.82%) Life Science
2 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (58.18%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
4 2 (3.64%) Android
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.82%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.36%) Document Management
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.73%) Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (10.91%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) Change Management
5 6 (10.91%) GAP Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) Business Transformation
5 6 (10.91%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.91%) Business Process Improvement
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.64%) Service Management
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.82%) Workflow
8 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.82%) Project Management
8 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.00%) MCDST
3 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) MCITP
4 8 (14.55%) A+ Certification
5 4 (7.27%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) CCNA
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ECDL
7 1 (1.82%) MCP
7 1 (1.82%) MCT
7 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 40 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) Interwoven
4 8 (14.55%) AppSense
5 2 (3.64%) LexisNexis
5 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco
6 1 (1.82%) EMC
6 1 (1.82%) Synology
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