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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 638 627 588
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -39
Contract jobs citing MOS 23 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.039% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.20% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 16
Median daily rate £400 £299 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.61% +71.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £192 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £544 £263
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £120
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +306.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
UK excluding London median 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
11467 10977 10650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.29% 19.22% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7165 6577 6018
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 545 472
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £51.17 £44.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £24.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +26.31%

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 29 July 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 11 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 29 July 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 +1 23 £400 +46.11% 9
East of England +24 9 £438 -
Essex +10 9 £438 -
London -4 7 £168 -33.49% 4
West Midlands - 5 £550 -
City of London +45 4 £155 -38.46% 1
Colchester - 2 £413 -
Derbyshire - 2 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £550 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
Derby - 1 - -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (64.29%) MS Office
2 26 (61.90%) Windows
3 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
4 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
5 16 (38.10%) ITIL
6 15 (35.71%) Citrix
6 15 (35.71%) Blackberry
7 14 (33.33%) Legal
8 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
8 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
9 12 (28.57%) Law
10 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
11 8 (19.05%) SCOM
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco
11 8 (19.05%) Service Management
12 7 (16.67%) Finance
12 7 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (16.67%) VPN
12 7 (16.67%) Dell
12 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (16.67%) Banking
12 7 (16.67%) Document Management
13 6 (14.29%) assyst
13 6 (14.29%) MCDST
13 6 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (11.90%) Toshiba

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 7 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle UPK
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (64.29%) MS Office
2 13 (30.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (14.29%) assyst
2 2 (4.76%) Primavera
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) VPN
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (11.90%) IP Telephony
3 4 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (4.76%) LAN
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) Wireless
General
1 14 (33.33%) Legal
2 12 (28.57%) Law
3 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 7 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (9.52%) French Language
5 3 (7.14%) German Language
5 3 (7.14%) Marketing
6 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Service Analyst
2 11 (26.19%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Support
5 5 (11.90%) Support Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (9.52%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Support
6 4 (9.52%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Applications Support Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Commercial Manager
7 3 (7.14%) IT Trainer
7 3 (7.14%) Legal IT Trainer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
3 1 (2.38%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 26 (61.90%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.90%) Android
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Service Management
3 7 (16.67%) Document Management
4 3 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (4.76%) ERP
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.38%) CRM
6 1 (2.38%) ITSM
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) VBA
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (14.29%) MCDST
3 4 (9.52%) MCSA
4 3 (7.14%) MCTS
5 2 (4.76%) MCITP
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCOM
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) Cisco
4 7 (16.67%) Dell
5 5 (11.90%) Avaya
5 5 (11.90%) HP
5 5 (11.90%) LANDesk
5 5 (11.90%) Toshiba
6 3 (7.14%) Adobe
7 2 (4.76%) BMC
7 2 (4.76%) iManage
7 2 (4.76%) Interwoven
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle
7 2 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (2.38%) Apple
8 1 (2.38%) AppSense
8 1 (2.38%) BT
8 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.38%) Mitel
8 1 (2.38%) SAP
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