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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
Rank 625 605 580
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs citing MOF 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.013% 0.017% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
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£390 £289 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.06% -19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £205 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £308 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+122.72% -
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
46337 42400 39480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.99% 76.18% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 30192 26229 24243
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1151 1100
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.13 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOF within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MOF Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 31 August 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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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
England -31 6 £390 +35.06%
London +3 3 £385 +24.19%
City of London -2 2 £390 +25.80%
Swindon - 2 £644 -
South West - 2 £644 -
Wiltshire - 2 £644 -
Surrey -3 1 £350 +15.70%
South East -33 1 £350 +27.27%
Reigate - 1 £350 -

MOF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (54.55%) RDF
2 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
2 6 (54.55%) Information Management
2 6 (54.55%) Reference Data
2 6 (54.55%) Information Architecture
2 6 (54.55%) COREP
2 6 (54.55%) FINREP
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Banking
4 4 (36.36%) Retail
5 3 (27.27%) Clustering
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) vSphere
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) Solaris
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
5 3 (27.27%) SMTP
5 3 (27.27%) HTTP
5 3 (27.27%) NFS
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) SSL
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) NetApp

MOF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) SSL
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) SMTP
1 3 (27.27%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 6 (54.55%) Data Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Information Architect
3 4 (36.36%) Consultant
4 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (27.27%) Administrator
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (18.18%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
6 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Reference Data
2 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 3 (27.27%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Data Integration
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Solaris
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Data Modelling
1 6 (54.55%) RDF
1 6 (54.55%) Information Management
1 6 (54.55%) Information Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) Data Architecture
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
4 2 (18.18%) Metadata Management
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) EAI
4 2 (18.18%) ETL
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) Server Patching
5 1 (9.09%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) COREP
1 6 (54.55%) FINREP
2 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) vSphere
2 3 (27.27%) NFS
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) EMC
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) Teradata
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy