The table below looks at the statistics for MOF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOF over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
Rank 594 575 568
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing MOF 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.002% 0.008% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41296 38155 37115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.66% 73.78% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26858 23661 21624
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1161 1471
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.03 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

MOF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MOF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOF
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MOF within the UK.

MOF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MOF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MOF within the UK.

MOF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MOF
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOF within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 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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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
London +7 1 - -
England -16 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Egham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

MOF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOF 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 MOF.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) Lync
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
5 3 (37.50%) BS7799
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) MS Project
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (37.50%) WSUS
5 3 (37.50%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (37.50%) SCOM
5 3 (37.50%) Time Management
5 3 (37.50%) QMS
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (25.00%) Network Design
6 2 (25.00%) BICSI Certification

MOF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MOF 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 MOF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Lync
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Project
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (25.00%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cabling Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) QMS
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) MSF
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
5 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCSE
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
3 2 (25.00%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (25.00%) BICSI RCDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) BS7799
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) WSUS
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Intel
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) RightFax
4 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds