The first table below looks at the demand for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 127 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing MOS 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.041% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £438 £250
% change year-on-year
-72.57% +75.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 - £15.25
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
605 367 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.02% 14.86% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 195 135
Average daily rate £345 £355 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.38 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
MOS
UK

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

MOS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Glasgow - 3 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (50.00%) VBA
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) SAS
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (50.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Change Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) QA Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) HP