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 26 August 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 444 431 419
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing MOS 7 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.030% 0.046% 0.095%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 12
Median daily rate £180 £214 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.88% +12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £550 £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £488 £125
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +290.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +57.89%
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
4073 3708 3832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.69% 15.65% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2452 2457
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 70 100
Median hourly rate £19.23 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.17 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the London region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +24 5 £183 -23.35%
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MOS.

1 11 (84.62%) MS Office
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) MCSA
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) MCTS
6 3 (23.08%) Law
6 3 (23.08%) Legal
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) WSUS
7 2 (15.38%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) iPhone
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Office 365
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 2 (15.38%) MCITP
7 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Dell
7 2 (15.38%) Interwoven
7 2 (15.38%) Windows XP

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (84.62%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
2 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 3 (23.08%) Law
1 3 (23.08%) Legal
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Support Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Service Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (23.08%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
6 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Support Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (7.69%) Deskside Support
7 1 (7.69%) IT Trainer
7 1 (7.69%) Legal IT Trainer
7 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (30.77%) MCSA
3 3 (23.08%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) MCP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Interwoven
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware