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 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 384 411 377
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -34
Contract jobs citing MOS 18 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.078% 0.058% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
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£210 £260 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +79.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £144 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
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
3883 3758 3258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.78% 15.44% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2700 2432 2053
Average daily rate £425 £406 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 85 129
Average hourly rate £15.93 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.40% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.40 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 18 December 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 +12 5 £203 -24.29%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 33 (84.62%) MS Office
2 32 (82.05%) Windows
3 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
4 25 (64.10%) Law
5 24 (61.54%) Windows 7
6 23 (58.97%) Legal
7 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
8 20 (51.28%) Blackberry
9 18 (46.15%) WorkSite
10 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
11 16 (41.03%) Citrix
12 15 (38.46%) VPN
12 15 (38.46%) Finance
13 14 (35.90%) Interwoven
13 14 (35.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (33.33%) SLA
14 13 (33.33%) SCCM
15 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
15 12 (30.77%) Terminal Server
16 10 (25.64%) AppSense
17 8 (20.51%) ITIL
17 8 (20.51%) Document Management
18 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
19 4 (10.26%) MCDST
19 4 (10.26%) MCSE
19 4 (10.26%) MCSA
20 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
20 3 (7.69%) CCNA
20 3 (7.69%) HP
20 3 (7.69%) Internet

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (46.15%) WorkSite
2 14 (35.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.56%) CMS
Applications
1 33 (84.62%) MS Office
2 21 (53.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
3 1 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) VPN
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) 3G
4 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
General
1 25 (64.10%) Law
2 23 (58.97%) Legal
3 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 3 (7.69%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (76.92%) Analyst
2 22 (56.41%) Service Analyst
2 22 (56.41%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Support Analyst
4 9 (23.08%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (12.82%) Trainer
5 5 (12.82%) IT Trainer
6 4 (10.26%) Legal Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (5.13%) Legal IT Trainer
8 2 (5.13%) Technical Trainer
9 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support
9 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) IT Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) Consultant
9 1 (2.56%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) E-Learning
2 2 (5.13%) Handset
3 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.56%) CMDB
3 1 (2.56%) PDA
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.69%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
1 8 (20.51%) Document Management
2 2 (5.13%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (5.13%) Practice Management
2 2 (5.13%) Project Management
2 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.56%) CRM
3 1 (2.56%) Migration
3 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.56%) Workflow
3 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
3 1 (2.56%) Change Control
3 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
3 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.56%) Coaching
3 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) VBA
2 1 (2.56%) C
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCDST
2 4 (10.26%) MCSE
2 4 (10.26%) MCSA
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.69%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) MCP
5 1 (2.56%) MCT
5 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) ECDL
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) Terminal Server
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (71.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (41.03%) Citrix
3 14 (35.90%) Interwoven
4 10 (25.64%) AppSense
5 3 (7.69%) HP
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) LANDesk
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Nokia
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) Adobe
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) Open Text
7 1 (2.56%) Sitecore