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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 587 548 541
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -7
Contract jobs citing MOS 25 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.068% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 11
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£274 £190 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.07% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £123 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £328 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £125 £438
% change year-on-year
+290.00% -71.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £16.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -8.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -10.93%
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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
10291 9395 8453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.08% 18.66% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6245 5404 4706
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 386 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -7 11 £214 +12.63% 3
South West -2 5 £488 +19.63%
South East -32 4 £150 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 - -
East of England +5 2 £130 +10.63% 2
MOS
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MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (80.85%) MS Office
2 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 37 (78.72%) Microsoft
3 32 (68.09%) Windows 7
4 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
6 17 (36.17%) Legal
7 16 (34.04%) ITIL
7 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
7 16 (34.04%) Law
8 13 (27.66%) MCDST
8 13 (27.66%) Incident Management
9 11 (23.40%) WorkSite
9 11 (23.40%) MCITP
9 11 (23.40%) Citrix
9 11 (23.40%) Finance
10 10 (21.28%) Service Management
10 10 (21.28%) A+ Certification
10 10 (21.28%) SCCM
11 9 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
11 9 (19.15%) SLA
12 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
12 8 (17.02%) Document Management
12 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.02%) Lync
12 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
13 7 (14.89%) AppSense
13 7 (14.89%) Change Management
13 7 (14.89%) Cisco
13 7 (14.89%) Windows XP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (23.40%) WorkSite
2 8 (17.02%) Lync
3 5 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 38 (80.85%) MS Office
2 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
3 9 (19.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (4.26%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP CCM
1 3 (6.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) DHCP
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.64%) VPN
1 5 (10.64%) DNS
2 4 (8.51%) VoIP
3 3 (6.38%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) Internet
3 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 3 (6.38%) HTTP
4 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.26%) NAS
4 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.13%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 17 (36.17%) Legal
2 16 (34.04%) Law
3 11 (23.40%) Finance
4 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Service Analyst
2 21 (44.68%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Support Analyst
4 8 (17.02%) Team Leader
4 8 (17.02%) Technical Team Leader
4 8 (17.02%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 7 (14.89%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Business Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Technical Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Legal Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) IT Trainer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Trainer
9 2 (4.26%) Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) Training Consultant
9 2 (4.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Life Science
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 32 (68.09%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.51%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) UNIX
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 13 (27.66%) Incident Management
3 10 (21.28%) Service Management
4 8 (17.02%) Document Management
4 8 (17.02%) ITIL V3
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
6 5 (10.64%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Business Transformation
6 5 (10.64%) Business Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Migration
6 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.64%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (10.64%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
7 3 (6.38%) Coaching
7 3 (6.38%) ITSM
7 3 (6.38%) ERP
8 2 (4.26%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.26%) Software Distribution
8 2 (4.26%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) VBScript
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (27.66%) MCDST
3 11 (23.40%) MCITP
4 10 (21.28%) A+ Certification
5 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
6 7 (14.89%) MCSE
6 7 (14.89%) MCSA
7 3 (6.38%) MCTS
8 2 (4.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Terminal Server
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) XenServer
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.38%) WMI
3 3 (6.38%) WSUS
3 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 3 (6.38%) Nagios
3 3 (6.38%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (78.72%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Citrix
3 7 (14.89%) Cisco
3 7 (14.89%) AppSense
4 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.51%) Symantec
4 4 (8.51%) Interwoven
5 3 (6.38%) CA
5 3 (6.38%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) JD Edwards
5 3 (6.38%) McAfee
5 3 (6.38%) BT
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) Remedy
6 2 (4.26%) Google
6 2 (4.26%) Splunk
6 2 (4.26%) LexisNexis
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) Adobe
7 1 (2.13%) Nokia
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