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 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF)
Rank 595 578 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing MOF 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.009% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.013% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£289 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
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
41933 39117 41115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.18% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26041 24038 23859
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1070 1463
Average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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 11 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 1 September 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
England -12 7 £289 -19.79%
South East - 4 £275 -
London -3 3 £310 -13.88%
Hampshire - 3 £225 -
City of London +14 1 £310 -13.88%
Surrey - 1 £303 -
Fareham - 1 - -
Chippenham - - - -
South West - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

MOF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
4 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) vSphere
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (33.33%) MCITP
5 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (33.33%) Lync
5 3 (33.33%) BS7799
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) WSUS
5 3 (33.33%) SCOM
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) QMS
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 2 (22.22%) Network Design

MOF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
2 2 (22.22%) AutoCAD
2 2 (22.22%) MS Project
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Cabling Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Management Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) VMS
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) QMS
4 2 (22.22%) MSF
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) Process Management
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Six Sigma
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (11.11%) Change Management
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V2
5 1 (11.11%) Software Distribution
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (22.22%) BICSI RCDD
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 3 (33.33%) BS7799
1 3 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) vSphere
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WSUS
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Intel
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) RightFax