The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 74 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing MOS 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.48% 0.83% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 4.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-73.71% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.86%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 93 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.60% 19.21% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 73
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £147 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 10
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.20 £33.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -51.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the Hertfordshire region.

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MOS
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Google
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) ADSL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Google