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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 390 398 362
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -36
Contract jobs citing MOS 16 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.071% 0.021% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.13% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 16
Average daily rate
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£214 £215 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £145 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £254 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £110 £425
% change year-on-year
+81.81% -74.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.25 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.52 - £24.90
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
3562 3816 3336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.91% 16.34% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2289 2572 2019
Average daily rate £413 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 113 111
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%

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
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 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 5 £203 -5.81%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (73.33%) MS Office
3 18 (60.00%) Windows
4 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
5 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (36.67%) Blackberry
7 10 (33.33%) Finance
8 9 (30.00%) Law
8 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (30.00%) Citrix
8 9 (30.00%) WorkSite
9 8 (26.67%) Interwoven
9 8 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (26.67%) VPN
9 8 (26.67%) SLA
9 8 (26.67%) Legal
10 7 (23.33%) AppSense
10 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
10 7 (23.33%) Terminal Server
10 7 (23.33%) SCCM
11 5 (16.67%) ITIL
12 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (10.00%) MCSA
13 3 (10.00%) CMS
13 3 (10.00%) Lync
14 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
14 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
14 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 2 (6.67%) Android
14 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (30.00%) WorkSite
2 8 (26.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.00%) CMS
3 3 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 22 (73.33%) MS Office
2 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (30.00%) Law
3 8 (26.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 15 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (30.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Trainer
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Trainer
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) E-Learning
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) Workflow
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.33%) Document Management
3 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Coaching
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCSA
3 2 (6.67%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MCDST
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ECDL
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
3 8 (26.67%) Interwoven
4 7 (23.33%) AppSense
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) LexisNexis
6 1 (3.33%) Synology
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco