The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 379 406 412
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +6
Contract jobs citing MOS 21 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.041% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.58% 0.28% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Average daily rate
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£190 £163 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -24.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £118 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £438 £250
% change year-on-year
-72.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +35.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 - £15.25
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3615 3538 3733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.78% 14.60% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2338 2167 2227
Average daily rate £425 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 120 132
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £48.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MOS
England

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 22 July 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 +30 11 £185 +20.32% 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 24 (92.31%) MS Office
2 20 (76.92%) Windows
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 16 (61.54%) Law
4 16 (61.54%) Legal
5 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
7 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
8 8 (30.77%) Citrix
9 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
9 7 (26.92%) VPN
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
10 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 6 (23.08%) WorkSite
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (19.23%) MCSA
11 5 (19.23%) Finance
12 4 (15.38%) E-Learning
12 4 (15.38%) Sophos
12 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 4 (15.38%) SLA
12 4 (15.38%) MCP
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
12 4 (15.38%) Banking
12 4 (15.38%) Document Management
12 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (15.38%) SCCM
12 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
12 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (23.08%) WorkSite
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 24 (92.31%) MS Office
2 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 2 (7.69%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (61.54%) Law
1 16 (61.54%) Legal
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 4 (15.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 21 (80.77%) Analyst
2 11 (42.31%) Support Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Trainer
3 8 (30.77%) Service Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) IT Trainer
3 8 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (26.92%) Legal Analyst
5 6 (23.08%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Legal IT Trainer
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Trainer
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) Technical Support
7 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
9 1 (3.85%) Quality Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Deskside Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) E-Learning
3 2 (7.69%) Handset
4 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Document Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V2
5 1 (3.85%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (19.23%) MCSA
2 4 (15.38%) MCP
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.85%) MCDST
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Sophos
4 3 (11.54%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) Reuters
4 3 (11.54%) Bloomberg
4 3 (11.54%) Remedy
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Interwoven
5 2 (7.69%) Nokia
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Adobe
5 2 (7.69%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Wyse
City, London
Baker & McKenzie
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago