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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 404 395 399
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Contract jobs citing MOS 4 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.019% 0.094% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.10% 0.55% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 3
Average daily rate £235 £200 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £163 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £320 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £475 £125
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +280.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £4.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +275.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
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
3859 3615 3777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.22% 17.05% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2624 2418 2362
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.57 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 1 - - 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 15 (93.75%) MS Office
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) Law
4 9 (56.25%) Legal
4 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
5 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) iManage
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL
7 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
8 4 (25.00%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) C
10 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
10 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (12.50%) SCCM
10 2 (12.50%) ITSM
10 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (12.50%) Citrix
10 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (12.50%) Interwoven
10 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
10 2 (12.50%) MCP
10 2 (12.50%) MCSE
10 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
11 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
11 1 (6.25%) VoIP
11 1 (6.25%) CRM
11 1 (6.25%) ECDL

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (93.75%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
General
1 9 (56.25%) Law
1 9 (56.25%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) IT Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Service Analyst
3 7 (43.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (37.50%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (37.50%) IT Trainer
4 6 (37.50%) Service Desk Support
4 6 (37.50%) Trainer
5 5 (31.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (31.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (31.25%) Legal IT Trainer
5 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (25.00%) IT Support
6 4 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (25.00%) Technical Trainer
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCP
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) iManage
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Interwoven
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) AppSense
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco