The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 404 412 414
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing MOS 11 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.046% 0.088% 0.060%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.30% 0.56% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
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£214 £190 £182
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £246 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £125 £438
% change year-on-year
+290.00% -71.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -10.93%
MOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3649 3754 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.39% 15.68% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2404 2404 2357
Average daily rate £430 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £596
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 102
Average hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.80 £42.50
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 London

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOS across the London region.

MOS Daily Rate Trend in London

MOS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram in London

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MOS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London -2 6 £238 +36.07% 2
Docklands, London - 1 - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 20 (100.00%) MS Office
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (55.00%) WorkSite
6 9 (45.00%) Legal
7 8 (40.00%) Law
7 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 8 (40.00%) Citrix
7 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
8 7 (35.00%) SCCM
8 7 (35.00%) AppSense
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (25.00%) Lync
11 4 (20.00%) Interwoven
11 4 (20.00%) Terminal Server
11 4 (20.00%) VPN
11 4 (20.00%) SLA
12 3 (15.00%) DNS
12 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 3 (15.00%) DHCP
12 3 (15.00%) HTTP
12 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (15.00%) VBScript
12 3 (15.00%) WMI
12 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
12 3 (15.00%) Coaching

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (55.00%) WorkSite
2 5 (25.00%) Lync
2 5 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (100.00%) MS Office
2 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (15.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (10.00%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) HTTP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 9 (45.00%) Legal
2 8 (40.00%) Law
3 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Service Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Support Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Legal Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Trainer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Trainer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Coaching
2 2 (10.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) VBScript
1 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) MCSE
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) XenServer
3 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) WMI
3 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
3 7 (35.00%) AppSense
4 4 (20.00%) Interwoven
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Adobe
5 2 (10.00%) Google
5 2 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) LexisNexis
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
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