The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - - 45
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire - - 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £125 £425
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -70.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £9.50 - £24.90
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
178 79 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.26% 18.12% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 46 28
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Average hourly rate £26.25 £13.35 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.62% -25.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £23.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

MOS
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Deskside Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Apple
1 1 (100.00%) BT