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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 238 224 258
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +34
Contract jobs citing MOS 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.054% 0.080% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.35% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
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- £438 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -10.86%
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
2351 2006 2276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.62% 23.03% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1056 1026
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 97 161
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 2014. 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 - 4 - -
Surrey -1 1 - -
Kent - - - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) MS Office
1 19 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) VBA
2 18 (94.74%) QA
3 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
3 17 (89.47%) Quality Management
3 17 (89.47%) HP
4 14 (73.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
5 13 (68.42%) Project Management
5 13 (68.42%) Document Management
6 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
7 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Military
9 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (10.53%) OLE
11 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
11 1 (5.26%) Apple
11 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
11 1 (5.26%) ITIL
11 1 (5.26%) Windows
11 1 (5.26%) MCITP
11 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
11 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 19 (100.00%) MS Office
1 19 (100.00%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (26.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Tester
2 8 (42.11%) QA Tester
3 6 (31.58%) Analyst
4 5 (26.32%) QA Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support
7 1 (5.26%) Deskside Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Deskside Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) OLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Quality Management
2 13 (68.42%) Test Strategy
2 13 (68.42%) Project Management
2 13 (68.42%) Document Management
3 5 (26.32%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (89.47%) ISTQB
2 14 (73.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 12 (63.16%) Security Cleared
4 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
5 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (94.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Apple