The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £107 £321 £150
% change year-on-year
-66.69% +114.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.10 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -6.06%
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 North West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
634 446 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.54% 15.85% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 185 303
Average daily rate £400 £305 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £201 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 27
Average hourly rate £21.73 £26.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.42% +82.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.51 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOS across the North West region.

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the North West region.

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Manchester - - - -
MOS
England