The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 244 234 245
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing MOS 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.062% 0.036% 0.028%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £325 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-71.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.90 £16.75
% change year-on-year
- +48.65%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2535 2086 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.17% 24.93% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1019 1091
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 124 126
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MOS
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 6 £325 -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
MOS
England

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) VBA
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) Quality Management
3 3 (42.86%) Document Management
4 2 (28.57%) ECDL
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) MCT
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Statistics
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Russian Language
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) Acrobat
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Adobe
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL

MOS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) MS Office
1 7 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Russian Language
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) IT Trainer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Trainer
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Test Strategy
1 3 (42.86%) Quality Management
1 3 (42.86%) Document Management
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ECDL
2 2 (28.57%) MCT
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe