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 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 390 407 412
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +5
Contract jobs citing MOS 21 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.086% 0.071% 0.066%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.48% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 2
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£210 £175 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £125 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £338 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.86%
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
3850 3771 3790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.69% 14.93% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2552 2398 2289
Average daily rate £425 £415 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 84 134
Average hourly rate £19.93 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.44% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 +33 11 £190 -20.83% 1
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 39 (90.70%) MS Office
2 37 (86.05%) Windows
3 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
4 27 (62.79%) Law
5 26 (60.47%) Legal
6 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
7 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
8 19 (44.19%) Blackberry
9 17 (39.53%) Citrix
9 17 (39.53%) Active Directory
10 16 (37.21%) WorkSite
11 15 (34.88%) VPN
12 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
12 13 (30.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (27.91%) SCCM
13 12 (27.91%) Finance
14 11 (25.58%) ITIL
14 11 (25.58%) SLA
15 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (20.93%) Interwoven
16 7 (16.28%) Document Management
16 7 (16.28%) MCSA
16 7 (16.28%) Terminal Server
17 6 (13.95%) AppSense
18 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
18 5 (11.63%) MCP
18 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
19 4 (9.30%) Sophos
19 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
19 4 (9.30%) PowerShell

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 16 (37.21%) WorkSite
2 13 (30.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Lync
5 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.33%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (90.70%) MS Office
2 20 (46.51%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.65%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) VPN
2 2 (4.65%) Intranet
2 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) 3G
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) VoIP
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 27 (62.79%) Law
2 26 (60.47%) Legal
3 12 (27.91%) Finance
4 4 (9.30%) Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Analyst
2 20 (46.51%) Service Analyst
2 20 (46.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (37.21%) Support Analyst
4 11 (25.58%) Help Desk Analyst
5 10 (23.26%) Legal Analyst
6 9 (20.93%) Trainer
6 9 (20.93%) IT Trainer
7 5 (11.63%) Legal IT Trainer
7 5 (11.63%) Technical Trainer
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (6.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (44.19%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.30%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.65%) Handset
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) PDA
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (86.05%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows 7
3 13 (30.23%) Windows XP
4 3 (6.98%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (4.65%) Android
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Document Management
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.65%) Practice Management
5 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.65%) Coaching
6 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL V2
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) VBA
3 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.28%) MCSA
3 5 (11.63%) MCP
4 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 3 (6.98%) MCDST
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) ISEB
6 1 (2.33%) MCTS
6 1 (2.33%) MCITP
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (25.58%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) Terminal Server
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) XenApp
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) Citrix
3 9 (20.93%) Interwoven
4 6 (13.95%) AppSense
5 4 (9.30%) Sophos
6 3 (6.98%) Apple
6 3 (6.98%) Reuters
6 3 (6.98%) Bloomberg
6 3 (6.98%) Remedy
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia
7 2 (4.65%) Adobe
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco
7 2 (4.65%) LANDesk
7 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.33%) Wyse
8 1 (2.33%) Open Text
8 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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