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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 253 - 244
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MOS 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.035% - 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% - 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £380 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £475 £125
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +280.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £9.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.83%
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
2327 2579 2137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.11% 27.39% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1403 1258 1023
Average daily rate £400 £375 £366
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 103 112
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 2 £395 -
Berkshire - 1 £210 -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) Smartphone

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP CCM
1 1 (25.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Commercial Manager
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Commercial Contracts Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Change Control
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCITP
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) CA
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec