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 30 August 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 618 633 605
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -28
Contract jobs citing MOS 29 26 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.26% 0.23% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 19
Median daily rate £400 £274 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.11% +44.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £168 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £520 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £488 £125
% change year-on-year
-17.94% +290.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
- +57.89%

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
11050 11072 10669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.44% 19.25% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6887 6638 6075
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £377 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.39% +6.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 529 450
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MOS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +9 28 £400 +46.11% 4
East of England +24 9 £400 +207.69%
Essex - 9 £400 -
London -18 7 £180 -15.88% 1
West Midlands - 7 £550 -
City of London +26 5 £183 -23.35%
Derbyshire - 4 £400 -
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
Colchester - 3 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
South East +10 1 £110 -26.66% 2
Hampshire +2 1 £110 - 1
Andover - 1 £110 - 1
Derby - 1 - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 28 (63.64%) MS Office
3 26 (59.09%) Windows
4 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
6 14 (31.82%) ITIL
6 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 12 (27.27%) Citrix
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
9 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (20.45%) Service Management
9 9 (20.45%) Dell
9 9 (20.45%) Cisco
9 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
9 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (18.18%) SCOM
11 7 (15.91%) LANDesk
11 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (15.91%) Android
11 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (15.91%) Toshiba
11 7 (15.91%) IP Telephony
11 7 (15.91%) Avaya
11 7 (15.91%) VBA
11 7 (15.91%) HP
12 6 (13.64%) Law

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle UPK
4 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (63.64%) MS Office
2 15 (34.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) assyst
2 4 (9.09%) Primavera
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (15.91%) IP Telephony
2 4 (9.09%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) WAN
5 1 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless
General
1 6 (13.64%) Law
1 6 (13.64%) Legal
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 4 (9.09%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) French Language
4 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) German Language
5 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Service Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Applications Support
3 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Specialist
3 7 (15.91%) Support Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Support Specialist
4 6 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (11.36%) Applications Specialist
5 5 (11.36%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Applications Support Specialist
6 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) iPhone
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.27%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (59.09%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
5 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (15.91%) Android
7 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Service Management
3 4 (9.09%) Document Management
3 4 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Forensics
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Security
4 1 (2.27%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
4 1 (2.27%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.27%) Feasibility Study
4 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.27%) ITSM
4 1 (2.27%) Migration
4 1 (2.27%) Operations Management
4 1 (2.27%) Project Management
4 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.27%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.27%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) VBA
2 1 (2.27%) C
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.36%) MCSA
3 3 (6.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.82%) MCDST
3 3 (6.82%) MCTS
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) MCITP
4 2 (4.55%) MCP
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
5 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) CISM
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
5 1 (2.27%) GCIA
5 1 (2.27%) GSEC
5 1 (2.27%) SANS
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.36%) XenApp
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCOM
2 4 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) WSUS
4 1 (2.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (2.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 31 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco
3 9 (20.45%) Dell
4 7 (15.91%) Avaya
4 7 (15.91%) HP
4 7 (15.91%) LANDesk
4 7 (15.91%) Toshiba
5 4 (9.09%) BMC
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 3 (6.82%) Adobe
7 2 (4.55%) Interwoven
7 2 (4.55%) VMware
8 1 (2.27%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.27%) BT
8 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.27%) Mitel
8 1 (2.27%) SAP
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