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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 381 383 355
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing MOS 17 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.080% 0.046% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
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£200 £203 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £191 £89
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £381 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £125 £130
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £4.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.00 -
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
3599 3592 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 17.04% 16.67% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2438 2270 1858
Average daily rate £425 £415 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 74 122
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £23.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -2.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.44 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.43 £41.05 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 +17 8 £200 -1.23% 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) MS Office
3 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
4 24 (58.54%) Law
5 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
6 21 (51.22%) Legal
7 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
8 19 (46.34%) Blackberry
9 18 (43.90%) WorkSite
10 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
11 16 (39.02%) Citrix
11 16 (39.02%) VPN
11 16 (39.02%) Finance
12 15 (36.59%) Interwoven
13 14 (34.15%) SLA
13 14 (34.15%) SCCM
14 13 (31.71%) Terminal Server
14 13 (31.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
16 11 (26.83%) AppSense
17 8 (19.51%) ITIL
18 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 5 (12.20%) Document Management
20 4 (9.76%) MCDST
20 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
20 4 (9.76%) MCSE
20 4 (9.76%) MCSA
20 4 (9.76%) VMware
20 4 (9.76%) CMS
21 3 (7.32%) Internet

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (43.90%) WorkSite
2 13 (31.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (9.76%) CMS
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.44%) TeamSite
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (75.61%) MS Office
2 20 (48.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 16 (39.02%) VPN
2 3 (7.32%) Internet
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) 3G
4 1 (2.44%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
General
1 24 (58.54%) Law
2 21 (51.22%) Legal
3 16 (39.02%) Finance
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (82.93%) Analyst
2 22 (53.66%) Service Desk Analyst
2 22 (53.66%) Service Analyst
3 15 (36.59%) Support Analyst
4 10 (24.39%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) IT Trainer
6 3 (7.32%) Trainer
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Legal Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 19 (46.34%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.44%) CMDB
2 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.44%) PDA
2 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (78.05%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
3 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.32%) Android
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Document Management
3 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.88%) Practice Management
4 1 (2.44%) Migration
4 1 (2.44%) Workflow
4 1 (2.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) CRM
4 1 (2.44%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) MCDST
2 4 (9.76%) MCSE
2 4 (9.76%) MCSA
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.32%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) ECDL
5 1 (2.44%) MCT
5 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.44%) MCTS
5 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) Terminal Server
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (34.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) Citrix
3 15 (36.59%) Interwoven
4 11 (26.83%) AppSense
5 4 (9.76%) VMware
6 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) Open Text
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
7 1 (2.44%) Nokia
7 1 (2.44%) Apple
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) EMC
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £27.00 - £32.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Unspecified Market rate depending on experience, initial 3 months
Posted: 19 days ago