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 28 May 2016 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 612 589 559
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -30
Contract jobs citing MOS 13 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.044% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 13
Median daily rate £110 £214 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.59% +12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £234 £312
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £200 £115
% change year-on-year
-45.00% +73.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £105.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+388.37% +13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.52 -
MOS
UK

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
10653 9688 9434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.29% 19.32% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6686 5636 5580
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £545 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 477 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 6 - - 1
North West -7 4 £105 - 1
West Midlands -7 2 £140 -30.00%
East of England +9 1 - - 3
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MOS.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) MS Office
3 13 (56.52%) Legal
4 12 (52.17%) Law
4 12 (52.17%) ITIL
4 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
5 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
7 9 (39.13%) Citrix
8 7 (30.43%) VPN
8 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (30.43%) Document Management
9 6 (26.09%) MCDST
9 6 (26.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) Banking
10 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco
11 4 (17.39%) Dell
11 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
11 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
12 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (13.04%) Service Management
12 3 (13.04%) French Language
12 3 (13.04%) German Language
12 3 (13.04%) Change Control

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (65.22%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 13 (56.52%) Legal
2 12 (52.17%) Law
3 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) French Language
4 3 (13.04%) German Language
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Service Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Commercial Manager
5 3 (13.04%) IT Trainer
5 3 (13.04%) Legal IT Trainer
5 3 (13.04%) Trainer
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) PDA
3 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.70%) Android
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Document Management
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (26.09%) MCDST
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Server
2 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) iManage
4 2 (8.70%) Interwoven
4 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.70%) Toshiba
5 1 (4.35%) Adobe
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) Google
5 1 (4.35%) Mitel
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
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