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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
Rank - 607 576
Contract jobs citing MOF 0 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.005% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate - - £370
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
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) COREP
2 1 (33.33%) FINREP
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) RDF
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail

MOF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) SMTP
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Information Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) COREP
1 1 (33.33%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) NFS
1 2 (66.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) EMC
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) NetApp
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas