The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 258 231 228
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -3
Contract jobs citing MOS 2 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.022% 0.16% 0.047%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.087% 0.58% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £123 £431
% change year-on-year
+165.30% -71.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -
MOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2293 2416 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.09% 27.07% 25.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1333 1165 1086
Average daily rate £390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 94 137
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.33 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MOS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOS across the South East region.

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MOS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the South East region over the 3 months to 7 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -12 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Nagios
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CCM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Life Science
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ERP
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Nagios
1 1 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco