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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank - 108 108
Contract jobs citing MOS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.044% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.28% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £125 £130
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -
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
470 352 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.55% 15.56% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 146 174
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.86 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.57% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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
MOS
UK