The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 132 130 115
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing MOS 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.062% 0.11% 0.040%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £118 £438
% change year-on-year
+314.89% -73.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -
MOS
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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 Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
475 601 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.75% 21.59% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 290 195
Average daily rate £330 £348 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 25
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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
Glasgow -1 1 £325 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
MOS
UK

MOS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Information Management
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (100.00%) SWOT Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (100.00%) Axure RP
2 1 (50.00%) Degree

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Axure RP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) GIS
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection Act
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) UML
1 2 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Information Security
1 2 (100.00%) Information Management
1 2 (100.00%) Systems Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) SWOT Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle