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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 532 523 499
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs citing MOS 25 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.036% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £144 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £358 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £125 £130
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £8.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 -
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
9340 8325 7316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.11% 18.93% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 4589 3894
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 375 511
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.04 £41.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +2 17 £200 -1.23% 3
South East -3 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (79.52%) MS Office
2 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
3 44 (53.01%) Windows
4 43 (51.81%) MS Excel
5 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
6 24 (28.92%) Law
7 23 (27.71%) Finance
8 21 (25.30%) Legal
8 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
9 19 (22.89%) Blackberry
10 18 (21.69%) E-Learning
10 18 (21.69%) MS PowerPoint
10 18 (21.69%) Spreadsheet
10 18 (21.69%) WorkSite
11 16 (19.28%) Citrix
11 16 (19.28%) VPN
12 15 (18.07%) ITIL
12 15 (18.07%) Interwoven
13 14 (16.87%) SLA
13 14 (16.87%) SCCM
14 13 (15.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (15.66%) Terminal Server
15 12 (14.46%) Windows XP
16 11 (13.25%) AppSense
17 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (10.84%) Document Management
19 8 (9.64%) A+ Certification
20 7 (8.43%) Project Management
20 7 (8.43%) HP
20 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (21.69%) WorkSite
2 13 (15.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.82%) CMS
4 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) TeamSite
6 1 (1.20%) Lync
Applications
1 66 (79.52%) MS Office
2 43 (51.81%) MS Excel
3 18 (21.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 18 (21.69%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (6.02%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) VPN
2 3 (3.61%) ADSL
2 3 (3.61%) Internet
3 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) Wireless
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) SAN
4 1 (1.20%) 3G
4 1 (1.20%) NAS
General
1 24 (28.92%) Law
2 23 (27.71%) Finance
3 21 (25.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Analyst
2 31 (37.35%) Service Analyst
2 31 (37.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Specialist
4 15 (18.07%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) IT Trainer
8 3 (3.61%) Trainer
8 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.61%) Legal Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Junior
8 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (2.41%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Blackberry
2 18 (21.69%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.20%) PDA
3 1 (1.20%) Statistics
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.20%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.20%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.01%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.46%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.02%) Windows Vista
5 3 (3.61%) Android
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Document Management
3 7 (8.43%) Project Management
4 6 (7.23%) Migration
5 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.02%) Change Management
5 5 (6.02%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (6.02%) Business Analysis
5 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.02%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (6.02%) Business Transformation
5 5 (6.02%) Business Process Improvement
5 5 (6.02%) ITIL V3
6 4 (4.82%) ITIL V2
6 4 (4.82%) Test Strategy
7 3 (3.61%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (3.61%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.61%) Change Control
8 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.41%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) VBA
2 1 (1.20%) C
2 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.64%) A+ Certification
3 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.02%) MCP
5 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) MCSE
5 4 (4.82%) MCSA
5 4 (4.82%) MCITP
5 4 (4.82%) MCDST
6 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.61%) CCNA
6 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.20%) MCTS
7 1 (1.20%) MCT
7 1 (1.20%) ECDL
7 1 (1.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.87%) SLA
2 4 (4.82%) QA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (25.30%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.66%) Terminal Server
3 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.28%) Citrix
3 15 (18.07%) Interwoven
4 11 (13.25%) AppSense
5 7 (8.43%) HP
6 4 (4.82%) Apple
6 4 (4.82%) VMware
7 3 (3.61%) Google
8 2 (2.41%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.41%) Cisco
8 2 (2.41%) IBM
8 2 (2.41%) BT
9 1 (1.20%) Open Text
9 1 (1.20%) Dell
9 1 (1.20%) EMC
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle
9 1 (1.20%) Nokia
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