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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 392 412 385
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -27
Contract jobs citing MOS 20 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.084% 0.048% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.32% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 2
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£210 £188 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £128 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £335 £173
UK excluding London average daily rate £105 £184 £128
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +44.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.10 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -15.15%
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
3900 3731 3431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.34% 14.97% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2724 2418 2171
Average daily rate £425 £408 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 89 115
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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 24 November 2014. 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 +22 8 £206 -25.00%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 39 (90.70%) MS Office
2 37 (86.05%) Windows
3 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
4 30 (69.77%) Law
5 28 (65.12%) Legal
6 26 (60.47%) Windows 7
7 24 (55.81%) MS Excel
8 21 (48.84%) Blackberry
9 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
10 19 (44.19%) WorkSite
11 17 (39.53%) VPN
11 17 (39.53%) Citrix
12 15 (34.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (34.88%) Finance
13 14 (32.56%) Interwoven
13 14 (32.56%) SLA
13 14 (32.56%) SCCM
14 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
15 11 (25.58%) Terminal Server
16 10 (23.26%) AppSense
17 9 (20.93%) ITIL
18 8 (18.60%) Document Management
19 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
20 5 (11.63%) MCSA
21 4 (9.30%) HP
21 4 (9.30%) VMware
21 4 (9.30%) E-Learning
21 4 (9.30%) Banking
21 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
22 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 19 (44.19%) WorkSite
2 15 (34.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.65%) Lync
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (90.70%) MS Office
2 24 (55.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (39.53%) VPN
2 3 (6.98%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.65%) Intranet
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
4 1 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.33%) 3G
4 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 30 (69.77%) Law
2 28 (65.12%) Legal
3 15 (34.88%) Finance
4 4 (9.30%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.33%) Billing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Analyst
2 23 (53.49%) Service Analyst
2 23 (53.49%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (34.88%) Support Analyst
4 12 (27.91%) Help Desk Analyst
5 7 (16.28%) Trainer
5 7 (16.28%) IT Trainer
6 6 (13.95%) Legal Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Trainer
7 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Legal IT Trainer
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (48.84%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.65%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) PDA
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 26 (60.47%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.65%) Android
5 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Document Management
3 3 (6.98%) Project Management
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.65%) Practice Management
4 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.65%) Coaching
4 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.33%) Time Management
5 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) CRM
5 1 (2.33%) Change Control
5 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) VBA
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.63%) MCSA
3 3 (6.98%) MCP
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
3 3 (6.98%) MCDST
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
5 1 (2.33%) MCTS
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 20 (46.51%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) Terminal Server
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (32.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) Citrix
3 14 (32.56%) Interwoven
4 10 (23.26%) AppSense
5 4 (9.30%) HP
5 4 (9.30%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) Nokia
6 3 (6.98%) Apple
7 2 (4.65%) Reuters
7 2 (4.65%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.65%) Remedy
7 2 (4.65%) Sophos
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
7 2 (4.65%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) Adobe
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle
8 1 (2.33%) Wyse
8 1 (2.33%) Open Text