The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 573 542 573
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +31
Contract jobs citing MOS 39 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.061% 0.036%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 6
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£190 £205 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +36.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £438 £150
% change year-on-year
-71.42% +191.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.10 £17.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.38% -7.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.30 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £20.26 £19.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-10.93% -3.03%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10493 9241 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.86% 17.55% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5969 5069 5210
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 479 624
Average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Daily Rate Trend

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

MOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MOS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

MOS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MOS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MOS
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 MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 -14 34 £190 -7.31% 9
London +14 21 £190 +4.39%
City of London +26 12 £175 -11.16%
South East -7 6 - - 3
Hampshire - 5 - - 2
East of England -27 3 £118 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Cambridge - 2 £118 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £118 -
Surrey -5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 3
North West - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Northampton - - - - 2
Nottingham - - - -
Reigate - - - - 1
Weybridge - - - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 64 (90.14%) MS Office
2 56 (78.87%) Microsoft
3 40 (56.34%) MS Excel
4 34 (47.89%) Windows
5 23 (32.39%) VBA
5 23 (32.39%) HP
6 22 (30.99%) Quality Management
6 22 (30.99%) ISTQB
6 22 (30.99%) QA
7 21 (29.58%) Windows 7
8 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (26.76%) Legal
10 18 (25.35%) Law
10 18 (25.35%) Document Management
10 18 (25.35%) Project Management
10 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
11 16 (22.54%) ITIL
12 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
13 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
14 13 (18.31%) Blackberry
14 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (16.90%) Windows XP
15 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
16 10 (14.08%) VPN
16 10 (14.08%) Citrix
17 9 (12.68%) Finance
18 8 (11.27%) WorkSite
18 8 (11.27%) MCP
18 8 (11.27%) MCSA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (11.27%) WorkSite
2 7 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.82%) Lync
6 1 (1.41%) IIS
6 1 (1.41%) SAS
6 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (90.14%) MS Office
2 40 (56.34%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.82%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.82%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) VPN
2 2 (2.82%) VoIP
2 2 (2.82%) Intranet
3 1 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) GCC
General
1 19 (26.76%) Legal
2 18 (25.35%) Law
3 9 (12.68%) Finance
4 5 (7.04%) Military
4 5 (7.04%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Russian Language
6 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (50.70%) Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Service Analyst
2 17 (23.94%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (21.13%) Tester
3 15 (21.13%) Support Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Trainer
4 10 (14.08%) IT Trainer
4 10 (14.08%) QA Tester
5 9 (12.68%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (11.27%) Legal Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Trainer
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Support
8 4 (5.63%) Legal IT Trainer
8 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.63%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Help Desk Support
9 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) OLE
2 1 (1.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.04%) E-Learning
3 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.82%) Statistics
4 2 (2.82%) Handset
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.41%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 34 (47.89%) Windows
2 21 (29.58%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.90%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) UNIX
6 1 (1.41%) Android
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Quality Management
2 18 (25.35%) Project Management
2 18 (25.35%) Document Management
3 16 (22.54%) ITIL
4 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
5 7 (9.86%) ITIL V3
6 5 (7.04%) Knowledge Management
7 4 (5.63%) ITIL V2
8 2 (2.82%) Change Control
8 2 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.82%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.82%) Requirements Management
8 2 (2.82%) Service Management
9 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.41%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.41%) Change Management
9 1 (1.41%) Risk Management
9 1 (1.41%) Practice Management
9 1 (1.41%) Time Management
9 1 (1.41%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) VBA
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) ISTQB
2 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 20 (28.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 18 (25.35%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
6 8 (11.27%) MCP
6 8 (11.27%) MCSA
7 6 (8.45%) Degree
8 5 (7.04%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.63%) MCSE
10 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.82%) ECDL
10 2 (2.82%) MCDST
10 2 (2.82%) MCITP
10 2 (2.82%) MCT
11 1 (1.41%) CCNA
11 1 (1.41%) ISEB
11 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) Microsoft
2 23 (32.39%) HP
3 10 (14.08%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Apple
5 5 (7.04%) Remedy
6 4 (5.63%) Sophos
6 4 (5.63%) Nokia
7 3 (4.23%) Reuters
7 3 (4.23%) Bloomberg
7 3 (4.23%) F5
7 3 (4.23%) VMware
7 3 (4.23%) Interwoven
8 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.82%) Adobe
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle
8 2 (2.82%) Cisco
8 2 (2.82%) Symantec
8 2 (2.82%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.41%) AppSense
9 1 (1.41%) Google
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