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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - - 108
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.091%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £144 £130
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -12.50%
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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
456 364 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.53% 14.92% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 155 186
Average daily rate £350 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £264 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -45.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.22 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) QA Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP