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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 598 568 559
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -9
Contract jobs citing MOS 22 43 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.079% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.41% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 6
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£274 £175 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.42% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £118 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £263 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £120 £438
% change year-on-year
+306.25% -72.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.25 -
% change year-on-year
+54.38% -

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
10819 10417 9038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.03% 19.06% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5859 4848
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 459 499
Average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 22 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 31 July 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 -44 20 £274 +52.08% 5
London -13 11 £230 +21.05% 3
City of London -13 7 £230 +24.32%
South West -6 3 £488 +290.00%
South East -18 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £488 -
Swindon - 3 £488 -
East of England -1 2 - -
Scotland -11 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -
Glasgow +3 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire 0 1 - -
Cambridge -8 1 - -
Hampshire -16 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Harlow - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (76.36%) MS Office
2 41 (74.55%) Microsoft
3 37 (67.27%) Windows
4 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
5 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
6 20 (36.36%) Legal
7 18 (32.73%) Law
8 17 (30.91%) ITIL
8 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
10 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
10 13 (23.64%) Citrix
10 13 (23.64%) WorkSite
11 12 (21.82%) Finance
12 11 (20.00%) SCCM
13 10 (18.18%) MCDST
13 10 (18.18%) MCITP
13 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
13 10 (18.18%) SLA
14 9 (16.36%) A+ Certification
14 9 (16.36%) AppSense
14 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
15 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
15 8 (14.55%) Document Management
15 8 (14.55%) MS PowerPoint
16 7 (12.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (12.73%) VPN
16 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
16 7 (12.73%) Lync
17 6 (10.91%) MCSA

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 13 (23.64%) WorkSite
2 7 (12.73%) Lync
2 7 (12.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (5.45%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 42 (76.36%) MS Office
2 24 (43.64%) MS Excel
3 8 (14.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SAP CCM
1 2 (3.64%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) VPN
2 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (9.09%) DHCP
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) HTTP
3 3 (5.45%) VoIP
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
4 2 (3.64%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.82%) WebEx
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) MySQL
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 20 (36.36%) Legal
2 18 (32.73%) Law
3 12 (21.82%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (65.45%) Analyst
2 24 (43.64%) Service Analyst
3 23 (41.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (25.45%) Support Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (14.55%) Team Leader
6 8 (14.55%) Technical Team Leader
6 8 (14.55%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 5 (9.09%) Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Senior Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Training Consultant
9 3 (5.45%) Legal Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Desktop Support
9 3 (5.45%) Consultant
10 2 (3.64%) Trainer
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.64%) Life Science
3 2 (3.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.73%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX
5 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 13 (23.64%) Incident Management
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
3 8 (14.55%) Document Management
4 6 (10.91%) Change Management
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
6 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Migration
6 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.27%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (7.27%) Business Transformation
6 4 (7.27%) Business Process Improvement
7 3 (5.45%) Coaching
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.64%) UML
8 2 (3.64%) ERP
8 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.18%) MCDST
2 10 (18.18%) MCITP
3 9 (16.36%) A+ Certification
3 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) MCSA
5 5 (9.09%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) MCTS
7 1 (1.82%) Degree
7 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) XenServer
3 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.45%) WMI
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (3.64%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.82%) TeamSite
4 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Citrix
3 9 (16.36%) AppSense
4 6 (10.91%) Interwoven
5 5 (9.09%) Cisco
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle
7 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.45%) Symantec
8 2 (3.64%) JD Edwards
8 2 (3.64%) Google
8 2 (3.64%) Splunk
8 2 (3.64%) LexisNexis
8 2 (3.64%) SAP
8 2 (3.64%) Adobe
8 2 (3.64%) CA
8 2 (3.64%) McAfee
8 2 (3.64%) BT
8 2 (3.64%) VMware
9 1 (1.82%) Nokia
9 1 (1.82%) Apple
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Imageframe Ltd
Rate: £200 per day - 6 month contract with option to extend
Posted: 22 days ago