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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - - 119
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - 0.043%
As % of the Qualifications category - - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £475 £125
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +280.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
MOS
UK

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
478 499 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.73% 18.44% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 273 163
Average daily rate £343 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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